The Mountain

The official website for information about Wellington Park – a natural reserve situated in Tasmania’s south.

Mount Wellington at dusk by Di Moyle

Bushwalking boots

Welcome to Wellington Park, featuring kunanyi / Mount Wellington, locally known as ‘the mountain’. The Park stretches over 20km west of the Mountain’s pinnacle, and encompasses 18,250ha. Easily accessible from Hobart, Glenorchy and other regional areas, this reserve connects the city to the bush, and the mountains to the waterways.

Wellington Park, and this website, are managed by the Wellington Park Management Trust.

 

Wellington Park Management Plan 2013

You can download a pdf version of the current Wellington Park Management Plan.

Draft Amending Plan for the Pinnacle Specific Area

The period for receipt of representations has now finished.

Proposed conversion of Old Farm Track

Hobart City Council is seeking comments on its proposal to convert Old Farm Track from multiple use to single use (bicycles only).  If you wish to comment please go to the Hobart City Council website.

Unauthorised posting of notices in Wellington Park 

Please, contact the Trust Manager about getting a permit before posting notices, signs, ads, or handing out flyers or pamphlets and so on. Don't risk embarrassment and a fine! Read more about this in the Ranger's Wrap...

Meanwhile, in a National Park, far far away...

Ranger Danger: on the front line in the war against poachers

Read an interview with Ranger Gabriel from Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, in which he describes his life-and-death job on patrol in Tanzania's largest National Park.

From the archives of the Rangers Wrap.

Greater Hobart Mountain Bike Masterplan update

Read the August 2014 Land Management Agency Update to catch up onthe latest developments in Greater Hobart MTB track planning, building and maintenance. 

Pinnacle Road: winter access

For information regarding closures of Pinnacle Road, please visit the Hobart City Council website.

Visiting the Park

Do your research before you visit as there is no information centre in the Park. Download maps and publications or collect them from the local Service Tasmania shop. Check sightseeing and facilities information. Read about the natural and cultural values of Wellington Park and consider things to do in the Park.

Entrance fees and opening times

Park entrance fees do not apply, and there are no opening or closing hours. The pinnacle observation shelter at the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, however, is open to the public during the summer months (daylight savings) from 8am-8pm, and during the winter months from 8am-4.30pm. 

A new name for the mountain

As part of the Tasmanian Government's Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy Mount Wellington has been renamed "kunanyi / Mount Wellington".  This policy acknowledges that natural features and places in Tasmania were named by Aborigines long before the arrival of Europeans.

Bush fire danger

Despite being the cooler months, bush fires remain a possibility in the Park.

Visitors should also take adequate precautions during days of High, Very High and Severe fire danger. Remote access should be carefully planned and include a strategy for quickly leaving, and visitors should consider the use of appropriate communication equipment. In the event of a bushfire in the Park, walkers should exit the Park immediately via the safest route.

For information regarding fire danger ratings and other fire information, please visit the Tasmania Fire Service website.

Weather warning

Be prepared for all weather conditions and carry wet weather gear on longer walks. Conditions change quickly, and temperatures are regularly below zero on the Pinnacle. Don't get caught without your coat!

Today’s Weather at the Pinnacle

A few snow showers. Windy.

Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology