Lenah Valley to the Pinnacle Loop Lenah Valley, Hobart

Distance

17.0km

Experience

Mountain

Description

A challenging climb to the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington and back, with great views on a clear day.

The sound of running water is your constant companion as you follow upstream beside New Town Rivulet. After the track emerges onto Pinnacle Road, there are two section of road walking linked by the Panorama Track to reach the (often windy!) summit.

From here, the walk descends via the aptly named Zig Zag Track before the more gently graded Pinnacle Track brings you to The Springs. From here, the Lenah Valley Track loops back to your starting point. Along the way take time to explore Sphinx Rock, Rock, Lone and Junction cabins and New Town Falls.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Full day
Difficult

Dogs

Dogs allowed on lead (partial track only) 

Dogs allowed on lead (partial track only).

Access

Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout 

Restrictions

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 to bring plenty of 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.

Photos

  • Lenah Valley to the Pinnacle and return 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Lenah Valley to the Pinnacle and return 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Lenah Valley to the Pinnacle and return - Organ Pipes, kunanyi / Mount Wellington
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Lenah Valley to the Pinnacle and return - Organ Pipes, kunanyi / Mount Wellington
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Lenah Valley to the Pinnacle and return - kunanyi / Mount Wellington
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter - signs with snow covered boardwalk
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter - concrete seats with misty windows
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter - copper doors
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter
    Photo: Matthew Newton

Map

Getting there

Ride a bike, take a bus or drive your car to Lenah Valley and the start of the walk.

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

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