The Springs to the Pinnacle Wellington Park, Hobart

Today’s weather

Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy.

Issued 5.45pm, Mon 28 May 2018
Source © Bureau of Meteorology

Distance

3.4km

Experience

Mountain

Please note

Track closure notice

Work has started on the final stage of the Great Short Walk Rejuvenation Project, with track builders turning their attention to the Pinnacle Track, which will be closed to the public until mid winter. The Springs will remain the ideal starting point for most walks on the mountain. Alternative routes to the summit while Pinnacle Track is closed can be found on the City of Hobart website. Access to the Ice House Track will not be available from the old hotel site during helicopter operations.

Description

Expansive views on a clear day are the reward for this climb to the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington. The upper section of this walk is very exposed – choose good weather and bring warm, waterproof clothing.

The track from The Springs ascends steadily through mountain forest with views of the Organ Pipes, across the city and beyond. After turning onto the aptly named Zig Zag Track the climb becomes steeper. Views of the summit tower draw you onward, whilst the views below you provide a good excuse to stop and catch your breath!

On the plateau the track levels out and the summit shelter provides a great spot to escape the wind and enjoy panoramic views.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Half day
Difficult

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout 

Restrictions

No dogs  No bikes  No horses

Due to significant fauna values and the drinking water catchment area in Wellington Park, dogs are prohibited from walking 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. The track can be slippery when covered in snow and ice. Rocks may fall from the Organ Pipes.

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Photos

  • The Springs to the Pinnacle 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to the Pinnacle 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to the Pinnacle 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to the Pinnacle 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to the Pinnacle 5
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to the Pinnacle 6
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to the Pinnacle 7
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • The Springs to the Pinnacle 8
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter in sun
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter in snow
    Photo: Matthew Newton

Map

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