The Springs to the Pinnacle

Wellington Park, Hobart
Distance: 3.4km
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Getting There

Drive your car to The Springs in Wellington Park.

Expansive views on a clear day are the reward for this climb to the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington. The upper section of this walk is very exposed – choose good weather and bring warm, waterproof clothing.

The track from The Springs ascends steadily through mountain forest with views of the Organ Pipes, across the city and beyond. After turning onto the aptly named Zig Zag Track the climb becomes steeper. Views of the summit tower draw you onward, whilst the views below you provide a good excuse to stop and catch your breath!

On the plateau the track levels out and the summit shelter provides a great spot to escape the wind and enjoy panoramic views.

NOTE: The Zig Zag track will be closed from 16 October 2023 to early 2024 for major refurbishment works. More information on alternative routes to the summit is available on the City of Hobart website here.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingHalf day

Track Features

ToiletsParkingCafe/Refreshments/ShopDrinking waterLookoutPicnic area


No DogsNo BikesNo Horses

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

Safety Precautions

CautionCliff faceFalling rocksExposure/Cold

Snowfalls can occur in Wellington Park at any time of the year. The track 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 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