Battery Point is a historical subdivision of Hobart – older cottages, lots of flowers – this signpost is in Battery Point, and you would be taking the stairs down.
I lived on Sandy Bay Road, and would often walk downtown. This would take about 35 minutes, and then take the bus back. But at least twice a week, I would walk across from the docks, go to the bakery for lunch, and then take the Kelly stairs home.
It took quite a while before I could walk up these stairs without pausing on the landings. But remember, it is hot out and I have a backpack with either library books or shopping. But lots of walking, so after about a month or two, no pauses.
And, of course, a hill at the end...