Summit kunanyi/Mt. Wellington

Australia The Springs

Added by Jana Erdman

Distance: 13.3 km (8.2 miles) roundtripElevation gain: 658 m (2158 ft)Earn the view!Mountain biking

Mt Wellington is accessible by car, but by driving you miss all the beautiful views along the way, the vegetation, and all the other little gems like waterfalls and rock formations.

You can either begin this track at Fern Tree or at the Springs. If starting at Fern Tree, park in a small turn out area along Huon road. There are multiple routes you can take to get up to the Springs. Instead of starting at the trail directly to your right, opt for the trailhead a short walk down the road, called the Middle Track. To the Springs it should take no longer than 40 minutes. If you have some extra time, about half way there is an option to veer off to Silver Falls. It is a short walk there and back. Continue on Middle Track until the Springs, where you can rest, use the restroom, and even barbecue!

From the Springs, follow the road to the left up until you see the trail sign for the Pinnacle Track. It eventually turns into the Zig Zag track. To the summit is about 2 hours. Be warned: in the winter it can be snowy and icy the further up you get on the trail!

Once you have made it to the top, you can either come back down the same way, follow the road back to the springs, or (recommended for a change of scenery) follow the road a short distance until you come to a sign for the Panorama track. It will end back on the road. Follow the road another short distance to the Chalet, which is a small hut. Picnic tables are available here. This is where you can get on the Organ Pipes Track to see some interesting rock formations, and eventually the trail meets back up with the Pinnacle track, which you will take back down the Springs. Take any route you would like back down to Fern Tree.

Are you a mountain biker? The tracks around Mt Wellington can also be biked.

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  • Water
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Snow gear if snowy/icy
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Fitness, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Photography, Rock Climbing

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Intermediate

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8 months ago

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Wonderful views of Hobart from the top! Not too crowded when I went, and I saw almost nobody on the hike.

8 months ago

Added by Jana Erdman

Interested in finding out all that the world has to offer
 
 Grew up in the Portland OR area, moved to Bellingham WA, but am currently living in Tasmania, Australia for a few more months!

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