With more than 40 bushwalking tracks crossing through Wellington Park, you’ll experience a variety of landscapes from shaded fern gullies to dry woodlands and rocky outcrops with expansive views looking out over Hobart and Southern Tasmania.
- Stay safe on the mountain. kunanyi/Mt Wellington is a beloved natural playground for the people of Hobart and the many visitors who descend on Wellington Park every year. If you’re not prepared the weather conditions can be dangerous.
- Choose a walk to suit your level of bushwalking experience, the weather conditions and time available. Familiarise yourself with the route beforehand and let someone know your intentions and expected time of return. Find detailed track information at Greater Hobart Trails and Wellington Park Management Trust.
- Take a map with you. Most walking tracks are well marked, however, some routes may require navigation skills, especially during poor visibility.
- Weather conditions can change quickly on kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Cold temperatures, snow, low cloud, heavy rain and high winds are not uncommon, even in summer. Check the weather before you go.
- Take the correct equipment for your walk. Refer to Group A, B or C as indicated in the tables below.
- Some of the tracks in Wellington Park are shared with dog walkers and/or bike riders. Please respect each other, the track and the park. View the Track Users Code.
- Minimise your impact on the natural environment . Your actions today affect Wellington Park tomorrow.
You’ll find a wide range of bushwalking tracks to explore, suitable for all ages and abilities and conveniently located near kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus stops. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite Wellington Park bushwalks.
EASY: Unlikely to cause difficulties for inexperienced walkers e.g. no steep grades requiring climbing.
MODERATE: Some sections may be demanding for people with impaired fitness, experience or without appropriate walking equipment e.g. some climbing, but not overly steep or sustained.
VERY SHORT WALKS
|Zig Zag Viewing Point||Pinnacle carpark||Zig Zag Track||20 minutes return||B||Easy||High altitude environment and sweeping views over Hobart.|
|Fern Glade||Fern Glade carpark||Fern Glade Track||30 minutes return||A||Easy||Shady tree fern gullies and moss-covered rocks in bubbling streams.|
|Silver Falls||Fern Tree Park||Pipeline Track & Silver Falls Track||40 minutes return||A||Easy||Beautiful cool area shaded by tree ferns and historic waterfall.|
|Sphinx Rock||The Springs||Lenah Valley Track||45 minutes return||A||Easy||Easy and level access to great views of Hobart and the eastern shore.|
|Milles Track Viewing Point||The Springs||Milles Track||1 hour return||A||Moderate||Level walk through shrubby vegetation with extended views over channel region.|
|The Springs||Fern Tree||Fern Glade Track & Radfords Track||1 hour 30 minutes return||B||Moderate||A fern tree gully, rising through drier eucalypt forest, with bubbling streams.|
|Sphinx Rock Circuit||The Springs||Lenah Valley Track, Sawmill Track, Shoobridge Track & North-South Track||1 hour 15 minutes return||B||Moderate||Great family walk, with short steep section, but rewarding with great views and a visit to the Octopus Tree.|
HALF DAY WALKS
|Neika||Fern Tree Park||Pipeline Track||3 hours return||B||Easy||Premier level walking or bicycling track along historic water supply system. Look out for Fern Tree Bower, Wishing Well and Twin Bridges.|
|Organ Pipes Walk||The Springs||Lenah Valley Track, Hunters Track, Organ Pipes Track & Pinnacle Track||4 hours circuit||B||Moderate||A range of views and experiences, with some challenging sections of uneven, rocky ground. Includes Sphinx Rock walk.|
|The Pinnacle||The Springs||Pinnacle Track & Zig Zag Track||4 hours return||C||Moderate||Steep and rocky track with great views of Organ Pipes, Hobart, River Derwent & East Coast.|