The official website for information about Wellington Park – a natural reserve situated in Tasmania’s south.
Welcome to Wellington Park, featuring Mount Wellington, locally known as ‘the Mountain’ or kunanyi. 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.
- Draft Management Plan
Review the draft Management Plan
- How to get there
Access to the Park, including winter access to Pinnacle Road
What you can expect and current conditions
- Maps of the Park
Help yourself get on the right track
- Community news
The latest from the local patch
- Things to do in the Park
Introducing a range of activities
- Wildlife Program
Learn about efforts to monitor local fauna
- Mountain Cam
Real time views of Mount Wellington
- Park values
Read about the nature and culture of the Park
- Ranger’s wrap
News from Ranger Ben Masterman
Wellington to Wilderness Concept: Multi-day Recreation Track
TRC Tourism is conducting a survey on behalf of the Wellington Park Management Trust to assist in planning for a multi-use track between Wellington Park and the Styx Valley.
Your assistance in providing details of your trail based recreational activity and your views regarding the proposed trail will be greatly appreciated. The questionnaire should take around 10 minutes to complete. All respondents may enter a lottery for a Kathmandu Outdoor Adventure Store shopping voucher valued at $200.
The survey is anonymous and responses will be reported in aggregate. The survey will close at 5.00 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time on the 31st May 2013.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Management Plan review
Please click here if you are interested in the review of the Wellington Park Management Plan.
Fire Trail maintenance works will be conducted within the Glenorchy City Council managed areas of the Park from Monday 6 - Friday 17 May 2013.
Trails affected may include the following:
W17 Park Fire Trail
W6 Zig Zag Trail
W8 Chapel Trail
W10 Tolosa Fire Trail
W11 Priest Fire Trail
W16 Tip Jackson Fire Trail
W30 Quarry Fire Trail
W29 Wall Fire Trail
W28 Goat Fire Trail
W33/W34 Merton Fire trail
W9/W18 Knights Creek Trail
Please exercise caution when using these trails as there may be large machinery working and travelling within the Park.
For further information please contact Hannah Sadler on email@example.com, 6216 6315 / 0409 207 045
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.
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 Shelter at the summit of 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.
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!
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology