The Springs to Lenah Valley

Wellington Park and Lenah Valley, Hobart
Distance: 7.1km
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Getting There

Drive your car to The Springs in Wellington Park to the start of the walk.

A downhill walk with three historic huts, a lookout and a waterfall to explore. This is a good all year round family walk and it also suits people seeking a bushwalk with their dog (on lead of course!)

From The Springs the Lenah Valley Track contours around the slope to Sphinx Rock. The sandstone rock platform provides great views of the Organ Pipes, Hobart and Derwent estuary. The route then passes three stone cabins, testament to kunanyi / Mount Wellington’s long history as a popular bushwalking location. The small but attractive New Town Falls make an ideal spot to pause before completing the final part of the walk.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingHalf day

Track Features

Walking with dogsToiletsParkingDrinking waterPicnic areaLookout

Dogs allowed on lead


No BikesNo Horses

Safety Precautions

Cliff faceExposure/ColdWater crossingCaution

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.

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 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