Spanning 18,011 hectares, Wellington Park is one of lutruwita / Tasmania's largest areas of reserved land outside of the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. Pinnacle Road is the only vehicle route to the lookout at the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington. The road is sealed and suitable for conventional vehicles. Pinnacle Road is managed by the City of Hobart and access may be restricted over the winter months due to snow and ice. The Park is still accessible on foot during these times, although the *Park will be closed during hazardous fire weather conditions. The road may also be closed due to fire danger or community events. Check the road status before departure via the link below or call 03 6238 2711.
City of Hobart Fact Sheet: Stay Safe on the Mountain - Snow Event
To Fern Tree, The Springs and the Pinnacle - access is via Huon Rd towards Fern Tree. Turn on to Pillinger Drive at Fern Tree, which becomes Pinnacle Rd. There is no public parking in the Fern Tree Tavern carpark - to access walks and facilities in the Fern Tree area, please park in Stephenson Place or the Fern Glade parking area only.
The Springs (720m above sea level) are 3.5km from Fern Tree. The Pinnacle (1270m above sea level) is a further 9km from The Springs. Parking is available at The Springs, the Pinnacle, and small numbers of vehicles can be accommodated in lay-bys at designated points along Pinnacle Rd.
Please check the road status before departing, observe all traffic management signage and directions from traffic management.
There are several privately operated shuttle bus services and tour operators travelling between Hobart and kunanyi / Mount Wellington. There is a service that offers wheelchair access, and capacity to carry up to 4 mountain bikes. Contact the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre for information and bookings.
Metro buses run a service to Fern Tree, leaving from Franklin Square in Hobart.
The kunanyi / Mount Wellington Explorer Bus is the only licenced operator in the Park able to take visitors up kunanyi / Mount Wellington when the road is closed due to snow.
Safety first! Always check the weather on the mountain and be prepared with the right gear for your visit.
The Park can also be accessed from a number of points along the boundary by a network of walking tracks and/or fire trails leading from Fern Tree, South Hobart, Lenah Valley, Glenorchy, and Collinsvale. Some trails are shared use with mountain bikes.