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

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

Dogs allowed on lead 

Dogs allowed on lead.

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.

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

Map

Getting there

Drive your car to The Springs in Wellington Park to 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.