The mountain

Welcome to Wellington Park – a natural reserve situated right on the doorstep of Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. 

kunanyi / Mount Wellington at dusk by Di Moyle


A playground and a retreat – a habitat to many

Bushwalking boots

Is Pinnacle Rd open to the summit?

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.

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! Install the Emergency + app on your device, in case you need to provide your location coordinates in an emergency.

Important notices
Visitor information

Fires prohibited

It is an offence to light a fire in Wellington Park, except in a designated fireplace inside a hut. See the Regulations page for more information about Wellington Park “Dos and Don’ts”.

Fuel stoves may be used. See the Visitor Information page for more information.

Driving on the mountain

Driving in a new place when unfamiliar with the local road rules or conditions can be dangerous. 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, Wellington Park 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 a Severe, Extreme or Catastrophic fire danger within, or in the areas around the Park.

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 the toilets at the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington are open to the public from 7am to 10pm during the period 1 September to 30 April and during the winter months (1 May to 31 August) from 7am to 5:30pm. 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.

Community news

The dog and the mountain


Dog walking

Wellington Park is unique. It’s a bit special… which is why it is not managed as a National Park, but has its own rules instead. One of the marvellous things about its uniqueness and non National Park-ness is that you can bring your dog along. Well, mostly anyway. It’s complicated. I hope this article makes it a bit clearer.

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See the community news page for further information.

We would like to pay respect to the traditional and original owners of this land the muwinina [mou wee nee nar] people, to pay respect to those that have passed before us and to acknowledge today’s Tasmanian Aboriginal community who are the custodians of this land.