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Enjoy The Mesmerizing Mount Wellington Tour
One of the most popular things to do at Mount Wellington is to do a horse riding. Wellington Park has over 75 kilometers of fire trails that are available for horse riding. Permits and a gate key are required for both four-wheel drivers and horse riders and can be obtained from the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania. For horse riders, trails are generally suitable for walking or trotting and a number extend into remote and higher altitudes so riders should always be prepared for changes in weather.
Tasmanians are pet lovers and there are a number of places where dogs can be walked on lead within the Wellington Park area, these include the Lenah Valley Track, Fingerpost Track, and Radfords Track. If you plan to do Mount Wellington Tour with your beloved pet, this is absolutely a must thing to do. Please note that dogs are not permitted at the Pinnacle or The Springs picnic area unless confined to a vehicle. Visitors to the park are asked to be mindful of sharing walking trails with other visitors and to ensure that any dog poo is removed from the park.
Another thing to do at Mount Wellington is to explore the Park with a four-wheel vehicle drive through the Jeffreys Track. It runs north – south between Lachlan (in the Derwent Valley) and Crabtree (in the Huon Valley). The Track can get extremely muddy and a high clearance vehicle with low range as well as off-road driving experience is recommended. Cyclists, horse riders and walkers also use this shared track. Please slow to their speed when passing. Permits are not required on Jefferys Track. The East West Trail provides technical driving in high and remote country. Access is one-way only, from Montrose Road in the East to Jefferys Track in the West. Drivers should have extensive experience and suitable vehicles with generous clearance.
The Organ Pipes, an expanse of vertical dolerite buttresses high on Mount Wellington, are a nationally and internationally recognised rock climbing venue. With often complex route finding, sustained, steep climbing, alpine exposure and occasional loose rock, climbing here is a serious undertaking. There are many long pitches on natural gear so sufficient protection is a must. This is one of the most exciting things to do at Mount Wellington. Make sure you are fit and experienced enough to do the rock climbing. Routes often take longer than anticipated, so pack a head torch in case you are benighted. Also, carry a mobile phone too in the event of an emergency. Reception may be variable, particularly in gullies between buttresses.
How to Get Tickets?
Park entrance fees do not apply, and there are no opening or closing hours. However, to make the most of TMount Wellington Tour, you will have to pay to do some of the activities inside the park. There is also a cafe in the Park where you can eat or drink, so make sure you take enough cash with you.
How To Get Around?
Mount Wellington can be explored by walking, driving, horse riding, or bike riding. It is a big Park , so be prepared and plan your visit.
What Should I Wear?
Don't forget to pack warm clothes as it is likely to be at least 8°C colder on the top of the mountain than in Hobart – plus the wind chill factor. If you plan to walk or hike, make sure to wear sturdy walking shoes, bring sun hat, sunglasses and sun block. You might also want to bring snack, food and drink.
Best Time to Visit
You can do Mount Wellington Tour at any time of the year, but summer is the best as it is less cold and the access is easy.
Will I Need a Guide?
How To Get There?
There are many ways to get to the mountain but driving is the most popular option. Pinnacle Road is narrow but gives full access to the summit and a well-designed carpark at the pinnacle. On winter days access may be restricted due to the conditions or in some cases due to the volume of visitors to the park to play in the snow. Please either call the Pinnacle Road Information Line (6278 0200) or check the Hobart City Council website before departure. Metro Buses provide a service to Fern Tree, which is the small township where Pinnacle Road begins. There are also tour companies that can provide other options for touring the mountain including by bicycle, walking or bus.
Do your research before your Mount Wellington Tour as there is no information centre in the Park. Download maps and publications or collect them from the local Service Tasmania shop to prevent getting lost when you're in the Park. Do not forget to read about the natural and cultural values of Wellington Park and consider things to do in the Park before you visit. Lastly, do not leave your trash and when available use toilets - if there are no toilets then walk 100m away from water and the track and dig a 15cm hole to bury your waste and toilet paper.