The Mountain

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

Where else but Hobart by Michael Dempsey

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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.

Maintenance Work and Detour on the North South Track

Maintenance work is being carried out on the North South Track between the Kangaroo Fire Trail and the 'five ways' junction above the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park.  The work will start on Monday 31 March and take about 3 weeks.  The track will not be closed but there may be obstacles and detours.  Riders are advised to take care and slow down when approaching this area.  For further information please contact the Environment Officer at Glenorchy City Council on 03 6216 6315.

There is also a large hazardous tree overhanging the North South Track between the Old Hobartians Track and the Kangaroo Fire Trail.  A temporary diversion track has been cleared to ensure user safety.  The temporary diversion will remain in place until the hazardous tree has been removed.  For further information please contact the Hobart City Council Bushland and Reserves Unit on 03 6238 2886.

Wellington Park Management Plan 2013

Please click here if you are interested in the new Wellington Park Management Plan.

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

Windy. Mostly clear.

Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology