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Beautiful Mount Wellington has a range of walking tracks. This walk leaves from the Springs and takes walkers beneath the fluted columns known as the Organ Pipes.
The Organ Pipes are one of the most distinctive features on Mount Wellington, and form a magnificent sight along this track which runs just below their base. The dolerite rock that comprises the towering, columnar cliffs was formed during the Jurassic when Tasmania was in the process of separating from Antarctica during the final stages of the breakup of Gondwana. The cliffs are a favourite haunt of rock climbers.
About the region
No matter where you are in Hobart you are never far away from the City’s beloved mountain, kunanyi / Mt Wellington. Rich in wildlife and blanketed in forest, woodlands and alpine environments, it is a natural playground for the people of Hobart. An extensive network of walking and mountain bike tracks are great ways of exploring the mountain, taking visitors past waterfalls, through fern glades and gullies, and opening up great views of Hobart and, on good days, the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Davey Street and Huon Road from Hobart to Fern Tree, then the Pinnacle Road to the Springs (13km from Hobart). Alternatively, catch the public bus service from Franklin Square in Hobart to Fern Tree and then take a 40-50 minute uphill walk to the Springs by walking track. Walk starts on the Pinnacle Track, across the road from the Springs toilet block. A small track leads to the top of a loop road where the Pinnacle Track begins.
Toilets, drinking water, day shelters and fireplaces located at the Springs and Fern Tree. Day shelter huts along the track.
Supervise children , tracks subject to severe weather conditions all year round, weather may change quickly, tracks are difficult to navigate when covered in snow and may be impassable.
Biycles are not permitted on this walk. Dogs are permitted on a section of this walk, but not the entire walk, and must be kept on a leash. (Map at track start has further details).
Max elevation: 1023 m
Min elevation: 696 m
Total climbing: 458 m
Total descent: -458 m
For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania