Circle Track Wellington Park, Hobart

Today’s weather

Partly cloudy

14°C Mostly sunny.

Issued 5.10am, Mon 16 Nov 2015
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This short, fairly level, loop walk mid-way up kunanyi / Mount Wellington is ideal for families, although care should be taken on the short section of Pinnacle Road.

It is a great all year round walk, varying with the seasons. During the heat of summer the deep shade and mossy greens of the forest make a welcome retreat, whilst in winter you may be treated to a dusting of snow.

The Octopus Tree, with its tentacle-like roots gripping a huge sandstone boulder, makes an interesting side trip.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours
Dogs allowed on lead Under 2 hours




No bikes  No horses



  • Circle Track 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Circle Track 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Circle Track 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Circle Track 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Circle Track 5
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Circle Track - Octopus Tree
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Circle Track - Octopus Tree with family
    Photo: Eddie Safarik

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Drive your car to the carpark at Shoobridge Bend below The Springs in Wellington Park.

This track is managed by the Hobart City Council and the Wellington Park Management Trust

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Hobart City Council by phone on 03 6238 2886 or by email to For urgent communications please contact us by phone.

The Wellington Park Management Trust are the strategic authority responsible for the management of Wellington Park. Contact the Wellington Park Management Trust for issues relating to the management of the Park on 03 6238 2176 or by email to