Organ Pipes Circuit Wellington Park, Hobart

Distance

9.2km

Experience

Mountain

Description

A wonderfully diverse loop walk, past historic huts, curious geological features and through a variety of vegetation.

From The Springs the route contours around the slopes of kunanyi / Mount Wellington passing Sphinx Rock with its large sandstone lookout platform. Continuing on you will pass Rock, Lone and then Junction Cabins before climbing uphill towards The Chalet. On the left is Crocodile Rock, another aptly named sandstone feature. From The Chalet the track skirts the base of the spectacular Organ Pipes. These soaring dolerite columns are a popular with rock climbers. During early summer, bright red waratah flowers light up the bush along this track. A steady downhill gradient then brings you back to The Springs.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Half day
Difficult

Dogs

Dogs allowed on lead (partial track only) 

Dogs allowed on lead (partial track only).

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  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

  • Organ Pipes Circuit 5
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Organ Pipes Circuit 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Organ Pipes Circuit 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Organ Pipes Circuit 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Organ Pipes Circuit 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton

Map

Getting there

Drive your car to The Springs in Wellington Park.

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