Bike riding

Cycling in Wellington Park ranges from road riding above the tree-line to a family frolic on the Pipeline Track – or gravity and cross-country tracks traversing technical terrain. There’s something for everyone.

Bike riding image courtesy of Jupe/Bergshoeff and the Hobart City Council

Bicycles are permitted on formed roads and fire trails in the Park, and on selected walking tracks including the Pipeline, Radfords and Pillinger Drive tracks, and the upper section of Middle Track. Old Farm Track is for bicycles only and downhill only. Shared use tracks on the eastern slopes of kunanyi / Mount Wellington are shown on the bushwalking map.

Track Gradings

All walking, shared use and bicycle tracks are graded according to the Wellington Park track grading system, which is derived from the Australian Walking Track Grading System and the International Mountain Biking Association Trail Difficulty Rating System.

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Riders can plan their adventures using Greater Hobart Trails, a convenient and powerful way to plan your visit. The site includes tracks and trails within Wellington Park as well as the greater Hobart region, for walkers, trail runners, riders, people in wheelchairs, people pushing prams, dog walkers and even horse riders.

Greater Hobart Trails

City of Hobart continues to develop its Riding the Mountain masterplan

2021: The Trust has endorsed the City of Hobart’s ‘Riding the Mountain’ masterplan, with a bold vision for improving trail based recreation for all visitors to the Park’s amazing trail network.

Wellington Park Track Users Code

When riding in Wellington Park please follow the Track Users Code and minimise your impacts by:

  • Respecting other trail users;
  • Staying on designated bike riding trails;
  • Minimising your impact on the environment; and
  • Being a safe rider.

Blue bike helmet

The code is inspired by the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s (IMBA) Rules of the Trail.

A framework for sustainable bike riding is further detailed in the Wellington Park Bike Strategy 2005.

Riders on walking-only tracks place themselves and others at risk, while also breaching the Wellington Park Regulations. Authorised Officers monitor trail use within the Park and may issue an on–the–spot fine.

Updates on track conditions, closures and volunteer opportunities are available through Community News.

For information on bike hire and cycle tours contact the Hobart Travel Centre.