For well prepared and experienced horse riders, Wellington Park offers excellent scenic and remote riding opportunities.
Horses may be ridden on over 75km of fire trails, however a permit and gate key are required for all riding access (apart from Jefferys Track). Four wheel drive vehicles, mountain bikes and walkers may also be enjoying these shared use trails.
Riders can plan their adventures using Greater Hobart Trails, a convenient and powerful activity planner. The site includes tracks and trail both within and beyond the Park, for walkers, bikers and horse riders.
Track surfaces and trail lengths vary considerably. Some include steep and stony sections and should only be attempted with fit, sound horses. Generally trails are suitable for walking or trotting, with limited cantering. Many trails extend into the remote high country and riders must be equipped for severe alpine weather.
Reduce your impacts when riding in the Park by:
Short or long term permits are obtainable from the Seven Mile Beach Field Centre of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (ph 03 6107 9208). Access is subject to track conditions, fire risks and permission from property owners adjacent to the Park. Note, all permits are suspended during periods of Extreme and/or Catastrophic bush fire danger, as declared by the Tasmania Fire Service.
Horse riding in Wellington Park without authorisation may result in a penalty up to 20 penalty units and denial of future access permits.