Mt Wellington - Summit Lookouts

Wellington Park

At 1,270m, Mt. Wellington provides absolutely stunning views of Hobart and the surrounding area, the Derwent Estuary, Storm Bay and beyond.

Picnic Facilities
Wheelchair Accessibility
Dogs Permitted
Cycling Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From the top of Davey Street (A6) in Hobart, take Huon Road (B64) and then turn right onto Pinnacle Road, which is then a 10k drive to the top.


Wellington Park

Route/Trail notes:

At the Pinnacle, there are several lookouts: the obvious Observation Shelter, two lookouts below this approached on walkways, the Pinnacle itself (with the trig point above), and a westerly lookout from the rear of the car park. All are within a 100m of the car park



Other References/Comments:

Fern Tree The Mountain

Wellington Park is an extensive area covered in various tracks that can be walked to the top. One commercial operator adventure is to drive/walk up and mountain bike down.

GPS Tracks

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Took the pinnacle walk up to organ pipes then down to Sphinx rock and back. Great two hours

HellsBells on 17 Sep, 2021

Driving up is more challenging than the “walk” itself. The serious hiker can park the car below the summit and walk the rest.

Wanderlust on 13 Dec, 2020

Drove through the clouds to get to the summit. Could not see Hobart or surrounds due to the clouds however the view across the top of the clouds was amazing. Worth a look.

Matt P on 8 Feb, 2020

Very easy to access from the carpark. Great views over Hobart and the surrounds. We did the summit from the Chalet start point via ZigZag track, not for the uninitiated. Weather is always changing and the summit is very windy all year round. Waterproof jackets are very handy...!

Kristy-Lee on 24 Mar, 2018

Absolutely amazing views from up there. We were fortunate that the top of the mountain wasn't clouded in. We heard that it was the day before, and freezing. It was cool, but not too bad. The wind was another story. So strong. I dropped the cap off my camera and had to chase it way down the car park. I thought I was going to lose it!

Ian and Sue on 5 Jan, 2018

This a 'bucket list' item if you visit Tasmania. We were lucky enough to get to the top on a clear, but very cold and windy day to enjoy the outstanding 360° vista.

F.A.B. on 28 Mar, 2017

-1°c on the top of Mt Wellington and extremely windy! The experience and view was worth the cold! Also lots of snow to see!

Annalise Burton on 10 Aug, 2016

Wow. In my opinion the views are some of the most spectacular in Australia. It was a beautiful day when I went but I have heard the weather it quite variable up there. Bring warm clothes. Highly recommend.

rob.bushman on 15 Jun, 2015

Easily accessible by car to the submit. Awesome views.

Harry on 13 Jun, 2015

There was still snow around at the summit. Great place to have a warm drink.

Adam on Mar, 2005


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