The Springs to Pinnacle Loop Wellington Park, Hobart

Today’s weather

Partly cloudy

14°C Mostly sunny.

Issued 5.10am, Mon 16 Nov 2015
Source © Bureau of Meteorology

Distance

8.2km

Experience

Mountain

Description

This high altitude circuit walk provides a great introduction to Tasmania’s alpine environment.

The steady climb from The Springs becomes steeper on the aptly named Zig Zag Track where expansive views of south-eastern Tasmania can be enjoyed. On reaching the Wellington Plateau the track meanders around small pools, between large boulders and amongst distinctive alpine vegetation including cushion plants and pineapple grass. The plateau is quite exposed and is often cold and windy, even in summer. Care should be taken in misty, snowy or icy conditions. Dropping off the plateau the track passes through rocky snowgum woodland amongst which are the remains of ice-houses built here during the 1800s.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Full day
Difficult

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout 

Restrictions

No dogs  No bikes  No horses

Safety precautions

Caution  Danger - cliff face  Danger - falling rocks  Danger - exposure/cold 

Snowfalls can occur in Wellington Park at any time of the year. The track can be slippery when covered in snow and ice. Rocks may fall from the Organ Pipes. Bring warm, waterproof clothing.

Map

Photos

  • The Springs to Pinnacle Loop - sunrise on the summit
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to Pinnacle Loop 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to Pinnacle Loop - bush walkers
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to Pinnacle Loop - snow covered path
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to Pinnacle Loop - view of Hobart at night from the kunanyi / Mount Wellington summit
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter - pinnacle front window in mist
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter - snowy rocks and shelter
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter - misty views to the river
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter - people and wheelchair in the shelter
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter in sun
    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