The Springs to Wellington Falls via Milles Track

Wellington Park, Hobart
Distance: 6.5km
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Getting There

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.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingFull 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. 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.

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