Hobart to the Pinnacle Hobart city and Wellington Park, Hobart

Today’s weather

Partly cloudy

14°C Mostly sunny.

Issued 5.10am, Mon 16 Nov 2015
Source © Bureau of Meteorology

Distance

14.2km

Experience

Mountain

Description

Climbing approximately 1200 metres, this is a challenging and satisfying expedition from the city to the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington.

The first section of the walk beside Hobart Rivulet is through largely urban surroundings. Behind Cascade Brewery the route enters bushland and climbs more steadily, following moss and fern-filled creek gullies. After Junction Cabin the track contours around the mountain to The Springs before it climbs once again, gradually at first then more steeply up the Zig Zag Track. Views of the summit tower draw you onward, whilst the views below provide a good excuse to stop and catch your breath! The shelter at the summit provides a great place to look down upon the city and celebrate your achievement.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Full day
Difficult

Access

Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout 

Restrictions

No dogs  No bikes  No horses

Due to significant fauna values and the drinking water catchment area in Wellington Park, dogs are prohibited from walking the entire length of this track.

Safety precautions

Caution  Caution - water crossing/s  Danger - cliff face  Danger - falling rocks  Danger - exposure/cold 

Snowfalls can occur in Wellington Park at any time of the year so ensure you bring plenty of bring warm, waterproof clothing and sufficient water and food for the journey. Sections of this route can be slippery when covered in snow and ice. Rocks may fall from the Organ Pipes.

Map

Photos

  • Pinnacle shelter
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Hobart to the Pinnacle 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Hobart to the Pinnacle 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Hobart to the Pinnacle 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Hobart to the Pinnacle 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Hobart to the Pinnacle 5
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Hobart to the Pinnacle 6
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Hobart to the Pinnacle 7
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Hobart to the Pinnacle - observation shelter at the summit
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Hobart to the Pinnacle - observation deck at the summit
    Photo: Eddie Safarik

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Walk to the start of the track from the city centre

This track is managed by the Hobart City Council

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 hcc@hobartcity.com.au For urgent communications please contact us by phone.