Organ Pipes Circuit Wellington Park, Hobart

Today’s weather

Sunny

21°C Sunny.

Issued 5.10am, Wed 22 Nov 2017
Source © Bureau of Meteorology

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 allowed on lead (partial track only)
Partial track only
Half day
Difficult

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.

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Map

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

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 hcc@hobartcity.com.au 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 info@wellingtonpark.org.au