Driving on the mountain
Driving in a new place when unfamiliar with the local road rules or conditions can be dangerous. Click here to view instructional videos, flyers and posters, and even an integrated google map that will help keep everyone safer on our roads. Important road rules and tips that all road users need to follow to stay safe include:
- pull over to take photos where it is safe to do so
- always drive on the left side of the road
- slow down on winding or icy roads
- look out for animals
- wear a seatbelt at all times
- never use a mobile phone while driving.
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 the City of Hobart website for road closures.
See our visitor information page for further information.
Open all day, every day – no entry fee
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.
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 opening hours
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 April and 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.
Free Wi-Fi at the Pinnacle
Free Wi-Fi is now available in the observation shelter at the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington.