Welcome to the official website for information about Wellington Park – a natural reserve situated right on the doorstep of Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. Park entrance fees do not apply, and there are no opening or closing hours.
Stroll through cool forested gullies along historic walking tracks or traverse Wellington Range in the saddle on horse or mountain bike. Four wheel drive along rough mountain trails, climb leaning dolerite towers, or sit quietly among the birds. Find the perfect place for a picnic or to flip a burger.
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! Install the Emergency + app on your device, in case you need to provide your location coordinates in an emergency.
Easily accessible from Hobart, Glenorchy and other regional areas, this reserve connects the city to the bush, and the mountains to the waterways. Park entrance fees do not apply, and there are no opening or closing hours. Note that the Park will be closed on any days with an Extreme or Catastrophic fire danger.
The pinnacle observation shelter and toilets at the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, are open to the public from 8am to 10pm during the period 1 September to 30 Apriland during the winter months (1 May to 31 August) from 8am to 4:30pm. The open air lookouts at the summit can be accessed any time.
The draft Fern Tree Park Visitor Node Master Plan is now available for public comment until 5 December 2016 . The Master Plan includes Fern Tree Park, Fern Tree Bower, Silver Falls, Fern Glade quarry car park and the network of tracks that connect these sites.
We would like to pay respect to the traditional and original owners of this land the muwinina [mou wee nee nar] people, to pay respect to those that have passed before us and to acknowledge today’s Tasmanian Aboriginal community who are the custodians of this land.