The Springs to Wellington Falls via Milles Track Wellington Park, Hobart

Today’s weather

Partly cloudy

14°C Mostly sunny.

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






Contouring around the south-facing slopes of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, this less used route rewards walkers with varied vegetation, views of Fern Tree, the Channel and lower Derwent, plus the chance of seeing the ephemeral Disappearing Tarn filled with water. The track culminates at the lookout over Wellington Falls.

The vegetation along this walk includes both wet and dry forest, tea tree thickets and low growing heath communities amongst rock scree and boulder slopes. Extra care should be taken while following the track markers through the scree and boulder fields, especially around Potato Fields.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Full day


Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout 


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 this track.

Safety precautions

Caution  Danger - cliff face  Danger - falling rocks  Danger - exposure/cold 

Snowfalls can occur in Wellington Park at any time of the year. The track can be slippery when covered in snow and ice. Bring warm, waterproof clothing.



  • The Springs to Wellington Falls via Milles Track 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to Wellington Falls via Milles Track 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to Wellington Falls via Milles Track 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Drive your car to 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