Lenah Valley to the Pinnacle Loop

Lenah Valley, Hobart
Distance: 17km
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Getting There

Ride a bike, take a bus or drive your car to Lenah Valley and the start of the walk.

A challenging climb to the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington and back, with great views on a clear day.

The sound of running water is your constant companion as you follow upstream beside New Town Rivulet. After the track emerges onto Pinnacle Road, there are two section of road walking linked by the Panorama Track to reach the (often windy!) summit.

From here, the walk descends via the aptly named Zig Zag Track before the more gently graded Pinnacle Track brings you to The Springs. From here, the Lenah Valley Track loops back to your starting point. Along the way take time to explore Sphinx Rock, Rock, Lone and Junction cabins and New Town Falls.

Check out this short video about the completion of the Zig Zag Restoration Project here.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingHalf day

Track Features

Public transportToiletsParkingDrinking waterLookoutPicnic area

No dogs on Panorama, Zig Zag or Pinnacle Tracks.


No BikesNo HorsesNo Dogs

Due to significant fauna values and the drinking water catchment area in Wellington Park, dogs are prohibited from walking the entire length of this track.

Safety Precautions

CautionWater crossingCliff faceFalling rocksExposure/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. Rocks may fall from the Organ Pipes.

Plan your visit

Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit. Respect wildlife, be considerate with others, dispose your waste properly.

Be prepared for the walk. Plan your trip ahead, bring enough water, check the alerts, and make sure you are comfortable with the difficulty rating.

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Track contacts

City of Hobart

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.

Wellington Park Management Trust

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.