The Mountain

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

Mount Wellington by Nick Osborne

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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.

Open all day every day - no entry fee

Park entrance fees do not apply, and there are no opening or closing hours. Note that the Park will be closed on days of Extreme or Catastrophic fire danger.  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.

Pinnacle observation shelter

 The pinnacle observation shelter and toilets at the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, are open to the public during the summer months (daylight savings) from 8am-8pm, and during the winter months from 8am-4.30pm. The open air lookouts at the summit can be accessed any time.

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

Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Pinnacle Road Closures

Pinnacle Road may be closed at any time of the year due to snow and ice or other severe weather conditions.  Check here for road closures. 

Remote and Alpine Area Walking

Every year walkers - even experienced locals! - get disoriented and delayed or lost when the weather changes or misadventure visits. Visit the Ranger's Wrap page to learn how best to prepare yourself for a walk on kunanyi/Mount Wellington's paths less traveled. Read about the very recent experiences of two local, experienced walking parties who discovered what can so easily happen when venturing to the remote, sub-alpine and alpine areas of the Wellington Range.

Track Works and closures

The Myrtle Forest Trail is temporarily closed. See the Community News page for further information.

Bushfire Danger

Wellington Park will be closed on any days with an Extreme or Catastrophic fire danger.

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.

Trial conversion of Pillinger Drive Track and the upper portion of Middle Track to shared use

The Wellington Park Management Trust has approved the trial conversion of Pillinger Drive Track and the upper section of Middle Track from single use to shared use (bicycles and walkers) for 6 months and would value your feedback. Read more

Hot Coffee at the Springs

 A mobile food vendor is now operating at the Springs as part of the City of Hobart's Mobile Food Vendor Program.  The food van will be at the Springs from 10 am to 3 pm, Wednesday to Sunday, and possibly at other times as well.

See the City of Hobart website for further information.

Snakes!

There have been recent sightings of snakes on the walking tracks in the Park.  Please keep an eye out for them.  If you see a snake move slowly away and let it go about its business.  Note that all Tasmanian snakes are venomous.  If you are bitten call the 000 emergency number immediately.