Drive your car to The Springs in Wellington Park.
A wonderfully diverse loop walk, past historic huts, curious geological features and through a variety of vegetation.
From The Springs the route contours around the slopes of kunanyi / Mount Wellington passing Sphinx Rock with its large sandstone lookout platform. Continuing on you will pass Rock, Lone and then Junction Cabins before climbing uphill towards The Chalet. On the left is Crocodile Rock, another aptly named sandstone feature. From The Chalet the track skirts the base of the spectacular Organ Pipes. These soaring dolerite columns are popular with rock climbers. During early summer, bright red waratah flowers light up the bush along this track. A steady downhill gradient then brings you back to The Springs.
Dogs allowed on lead (partial track only).
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.
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.