Great Short Walk Rejuvenation
The City of Hobart is rejuvenating the iconic Organ Pipes and Pinnacle tracks on kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
The rejuvenated tracks open up some of the most spectacular walking on the mountain to more visitors, and create a 2–3 hour walk suitable for people with some bushwalking experience and of average fitness.
Work has been completed on the Organ Pipes and Pinnacle tracks, which are both open to the public.
The City is now working on the final stage of this project, the Chalet Connection. The Chalet Connection is a new, gentler graded 150m section connecting the Chalet with the Organ Pipes Track, that will make the nearby boulder fields and views more easily accessible.
The final stage will also include upgraded picnic facilities at the Chalet.
A window into the past
The rejuvenated short walk follows an historic track through a sub-alpine environment, and provide spectacular views of Hobart and the Organ Pipes.
The new works used techniques and materials sympathetic to the original works and carefully blend in with the existing tracks and surrounds.
Image: Pete Harmsen