The Springs to Sphinx Rock

Wellington Park, Hobart
Distance: 1.7km
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Getting There

Drive your car to The Springs in Wellington Park to the start of the walk. Observe the wayfinding signage and follow the Lenah Valley Track. Dogs are allowed on lead on Lenah Valley Track.

A short, level walk to a sandstone rock platform with great views of the Organ Pipes, Hobart and the Derwent River.

This is a good family walk, however care needs to be taken near the edges of Sphinx Rock. With its easterly aspect, this track gets plenty of sun and so it is an ideal choice for a winter walk (except when Pinnacle Road is closed due to heavy snowfalls). During late winter and early spring there are good displays of wildflowers along this track.

A short distance from Sphinx Rock is Rock Cabin, an historic stone shelter which is well worth the diversion.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingUnder 2 hours

Track Features

Walking with dogsToiletsParkingCafe/Refreshments/ShopDrinking waterLookoutPicnic area

Dogs allowed on lead.


No BikesNo Horses

No bikes No horses

Safety Precautions

CautionCliff faceExposure/Cold

Snowfalls can occur in Wellington Park at any time of the year. The track can be slippery when covered in snow and ice. Bring warm, waterproof clothing.

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