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.
Dogs allowed on lead
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.