Organ Pipes Mt Wellington Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 7.75km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: The Springs

  • End: The Springs

  • Closest Town: Hobart

  • Location: Mt Wellington

  • Distance from state capital: 13.1km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.91553071

  • Longitude: 147.2484309

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

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Sandy Trail

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

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Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Organ Pipes Mt Wellington is a 7.75km, grade 3 Return hike located in Mt Wellington Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Summary

Beautiful Mt 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.

Highlights

The Organ Pipes are one of the most distinctive features on Mt 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.

Region

Hobart and Surrounds

Getting there

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.

Tips

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).

 

Total distance: 7828 m
Max elevation: 1022 m
Min elevation: 695 m
Total climbing: 459 m
Total descent: -459 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania