Drive your car to The Springs in Wellington Park.
Contouring around the south-facing slopes of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, this less used route rewards walkers with varied vegetation, views of Fern Tree, the Channel and lower Derwent, plus the chance of seeing the ephemeral Disappearing Tarn filled with water. The track culminates at the lookout over Wellington Falls.
The vegetation along this walk includes both wet and dry forest, tea tree thickets and low growing heath communities amongst rock scree and boulder slopes. Extra care should be taken while following the track markers through the scree and boulder fields, especially around Potato Fields.
Due to significant fauna values and the drinking water catchment area in Wellington Park, dogs are prohibited from walking this track.
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.