The Springs to Lenah Valley Wellington Park and Lenah Valley, Hobart

Today’s weather

Sunny

21°C Sunny.

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

Distance

7.1km

Experience

Bush

Description

A downhill walk with three historic huts, a lookout and a waterfall to explore. This is a good all year round family walk and it also suits people seeking a bushwalk with their dog (on lead of course!)

From The Springs the Lenah Valley Track contours around the slope to Sphinx Rock. The sandstone rock platform provides great views of the Organ Pipes, Hobart and Derwent estuary. The route then passes three stone cabins, testament to kunanyi / Mount Wellington’s long history as a popular bushwalking location. The small but attractive New Town Falls make an ideal spot to pause before completing the final part of the walk.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Half day
Difficult
Dogs allowed on lead Half day
Difficult

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout 

Restrictions

No bikes  No horses

Safety precautions

Caution  Caution - water crossing/s  Danger - cliff face  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.

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Photos

  • The Springs to Lenah Valley 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to Lenah Valley 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to Lenah Valley 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to Lenah Valley 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to Lenah Valley 5
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to Lenah Valley 6
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to Lenah Valley 7
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to Lenah Valley 8
    Photo: Matthew Newton

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Drive your car to The Springs in Wellington Park to the start of the walk.

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