North South Track Wellington Park, Hobart/Glenorchy

Distance

11.0km

Experience

Bush

Please note

North South Track maintenance

Please note that there will be some trail maintenance being undertaken on the North South Track for the next three weeks leading up to Christmas from Monday 7 December 2015. The trail will remain open and riders will be advised of any detours and points of caution via on trail signage and flagging. Please heed all warning signage for your own safety and the safety of other riders and trail workers.

The following sections of the North South Track will be affected at various times during this period:

  • Between the Kangaroo Fire Trail and the five ways junction
  • On the descent below the Water Fire Trail and down into the park Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park hub

For more information please contact Glenorchy City Council Environment Officer on 03 6216 6315.

Description

This purpose built shared-use track in Wellington Park linking The Springs with the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park is an interesting and appealing track for both mountain bike riders and walkers.

The track was completed in December 2011 and the methods used in its construction are both functional and artistic. These include dry-stone walls, log rides, jumps and the impressive clapper bridge which crosses the New Town Rivulet.

The track is suitable for mountain bike riders of moderate ability (with some more challenging features located on side loops) and there are good sight lines enabling riders and walkers to easily see each other. For those wishing to encounter fewer bikes, choose a week-day rather than a weekend.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Half day
Moderate
Mountain bike riding Under 2 hours
Moderate
Dogs allowed on lead (partial track only)
Partial track only
Half day
Moderate

Access

Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic 

Restrictions

No horses

Safety precautions

Caution  Caution - water crossing/s 

Please be a safe bike rider by respecting other track users, by staying on the track, by minimising your impact on the environment and by riding the track and the optional technical features within your level of ability. Creek crossings may be impassable after high rainfall events. Due to potential conflict between bike riders and dogs, dogs are allowed on lead only on the section of the North South Track linking between the Old Hobartians Track and the Kangaroo Fire Trail toward the northern end of the track.

Map

Photos

  • North South Track 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • North South Track 2
    Photo: Jupe/Bergshoeff
  • North South Track 3
    Photo: Jupe/Bergshoeff
  • North South Track 4
    Photo: Jupe/Bergshoeff
  • North South Track 5
    Photo: Jupe/Bergshoeff
  • North South Track 6
    Photo: Jupe/Bergshoeff
  • North South Track 7
    Photo: Jupe/Bergshoeff
  • North South Track 8
    Photo: Jupe/Bergshoeff
  • North South Track 9
    Photo: Jupe/Bergshoeff
  • North South Track 10
    Photo: Jupe/Bergshoeff

Video

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Ride your bike or drive your car to the start of the track at either The Springs or Shoobridge Bend in Wellington Park or to the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park in Tolosa Street, Glenorchy.

This track is managed by the Hobart City Council and the Glenorchy 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.

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Glenorchy City Council by phone on 03 6216 6800 or by email to gccmail@gcc.tas.gov.au For urgent communications please contact us by phone.