From dry woodlands to windswept summits. Wellington Park is threaded with tracks and trails. Shorter walks in the eastern foothills are well-suited to families, while exposed tracks extend beyond the summit of the mountain to wild and remote places. Walkers should choose a route to suit as tracks vary in condition and gradient. Most are well marked and easy to follow, however, remote and higher altitude tracks may be rough or wet underfoot. Navigation skills may be required on some routes, especially during poor visibility.
Every year, walkers (even experienced locals) get disoriented and delayed or lost when the weather changes or misadventure visits. Preparation is key for an enjoyable walking experience in the Park. Walks below The Springs (700m altitude) don’t require special preparation – just always pack warm clothes, wet weather gear and a charged mobile phone if you're planning on walking for more than 30 mins.
A walk in the remote areas of Wellington Park is a deeply rewarding and memorable experience. You will find yourself in a wild place of spectacular, rugged landscapes, inhabited by remarkable variety of interesting vegetation and wildlife. Remote area track types vary, from fire trails to cross country routes with marker poles.
There are 10 tracks from the Eastern face (i.e. The Springs, The Chalet, Big Bend or The Pinnacle):
There are also more than 10 tracks from other starting points:
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. You will need moderate experience, fitness and knowledge. Consider all members of your party:
Prepare for your remote area walk:
BASIC gear list:
ADDITIONAL gear to consider for more extended walks and poorer weather: