Visitor information

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.

Snow on kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Open all day, every day – no entry fee

Is Pinnacle Road open to the summit?

Easily accessible from Hobart, Glenorchy and other regional areas, this reserve 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.

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

Pinnacle observation shelter

The pinnacle observation shelter and toilets at the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, are open to the public during the in the period 1 September to 30 April from 7am – 10pm, and from 1 May to 31 August from 7am – 5:30pm. The open air lookouts at the summit can be accessed any time.

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.

Hot coffee and food at the Springs

A small cafe called “Lost Freight” is now operating at the Springs. The cafe is open year round but hours vary depending on the time of year. Check the Lost Freight Facebook page for current trading days and times.

Warnings & safety information

Weather warning

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!

Remote and alpine walking

Every year walkers – even experienced locals – get disoriented and delayed or lost when the weather changes or misadventure visits. Visit the Ranger’s Wrap page to learn how best to prepare yourself for a walk on kunanyi / Mount Wellington’s paths less travelled. Read about the very recent experiences of two local, experienced walking parties who discovered what can so easily happen when venturing to the remote, sub-alpine and alpine areas of the Wellington Range.

Bushfire danger

Wellington Park will be closed on any days with a fire danger rating of Severe, Extreme or Catastrophic.

Visitors should also take adequate precautions during days of High and Very High fire danger. Remote access should be carefully planned and include a strategy for quickly leaving, and visitors should consider the use of appropriate communication equipment. In the event of a bushfire in the Park, walkers should exit the Park immediately via the safest route.

Fires must not be lit on Total Fire Ban days, including designated fireplaces inside huts. Fuel stoves that run on Liquid Petroleum Gas (butane or propane) may be used in areas already clear of flammable material within one metre.

Fore more information regarding fire danger ratings and other fire information, please visit the Tasmania Fire Service website.


You may encounter snakes while using walking tracks and trails in the Park, especially during warmer months. Please keep an eye out for them. If you see a snake move slowly away and let it go about its business. Note that all Tasmanian snakes are venomous. If you are bitten call the 000 emergency number immediately.