The Springs to Sphinx Rock Loop Wellington Park, Hobart

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15°C Showers increasing.

Issued 5.10am, Sat 23 Mar 2019
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A short, level walk to a sandstone rock platform with great views of the Organ Pipes, Hobart and the Derwent River.

This is a good family walk, however care needs to be taken near the edges of Sphinx Rock. With its easterly aspect, this track gets plenty of sun and so it is an ideal choice for a winter walk (except when Pinnacle Road is closed due to heavy snowfalls). During late winter and early spring there are good displays of wildflowers along this track.

A short distance from Sphinx Rock is Rock Cabin, an historic stone shelter which is well worth the diversion.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours
Dogs allowed on lead Under 2 hours


Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout 


No bikes  No horses

Safety precautions

Caution  Danger - cliff face  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. Bring warm, waterproof clothing.

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  • The Springs to Sphinx Rock Loop 1
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • The Springs to Sphinx Rock Loop 2
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • The Springs to Sphinx Rock Loop 3
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • The Springs to Sphinx Rock Loop 4
    Photo: Eddie Safarik


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 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