Visitor information

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.

Snow on kunanyi / Mount Wellington

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

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.

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.

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 10am–3pm, Wednesday to Sunday, and possibly at other times as well. See the City of Hobart website for further information.

Warnings & safety information

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!

Remote and alpine 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 travelled. 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.

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.

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.