Great short walk rejuvenation

The City of Hobart is rejuvenating the iconic Organ Pipes and Pinnacle tracks on kunanyi/Mount Wellington.

The project objective is to provide a 2-3 hours walk suitable for people with some bushwalking experience and of average fitness.

The walk follows an historic track through a sub-alpine environment, and provides spectacular views of Hobart and the Organ Pipes.

The new works use the same style, techniques and materials as the original works and are carefully blended in with the existing track and surrounds.

Track rejuvenation works have now been completed on the Organ Pipes Track between The Chalet and Pinnacle Track, and the connections from The Springs to the start of the Pinnacle Track.

Some bags of gravel and rock remain on the Pinnacle track and are due to be removed by helicopter the week 13-16 March, weather permitting. The helicopter operation will require a short term closure of the Organ Pipes track.

Helicopter operation updates are provided the preceding afternoon on the City of Hobart website.

The City of Hobart is now undertaking rejuvenation works on the Pinnacle track. The Pinnacle track will be closed between 13 March and August 2018.

Please refer to map and table below for closure details.

Great-Short-Walk-Wellington-Park-Track-Closure-Map.pdf(PDF, 89KB)

Track closure table

Dates  Track closures/walking access 
13 March – August 2018

Permanent closures: Pinnacle Track closed.

Short-term track closures for helicopter operations: Pinnacle Track, Zig Zag Track, old hotel site and all tracks and roads leading into the site. Helicopter operation day notices will be placed on the City’s webpage after 3pm the day before.

When not closed for helicopter operations, walking access to the pinnacle is available along Lenah Valley track and up the Sawmill Track, or from The Chalet, then along the Organ Pipes and Zig Zag tracks.


Track Construction Video: