To ensure the special values of Wellington Park are protected, permits are required for some recreational activities.
Horse riding, four wheel driving and other activities beyond that of normal Park use as specified in the Wellington Park Management Plan or the Wellington Park Regulations, require permits. If an activity involves access through gates and barriers you will need a permit. Unusual activities or events may require a permit, so contact the Manager to discuss.
Horse riding in Wellington Park is permitted on several nominated fire trails. A permit and gate key are required for all riding access. Short or long term access permits are available through the Derwent Office of the Parks and Wildlife Service (ph: 03 6233 6560). Permits are not required to ride along Jefferys Track in the west of the Park.
Likewise 4WDriving in Wellington Park is permitted on specific fire trails only. A permit and gate key are required for most vehicle access and can be obtained from the Derwent Office of the Parks and Wildlife Service (ph: 03 6233 6560). Trail information is also provided to visitors when permits are collected. Permits are not required to drive along Jefferys Track in the west of the Park.