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.

To-date track rejuvenation works have been completed on approximately 1.1 kilometres of the Organ Pipes Track between The Chalet and Sawmill Track, and the connections from The Springs to the start of the Pinnacle Track.

The City of Hobart is now undertaking Stage 2 of the rejuvenation project and will be closing tracks between December 2017 and June 2018.

Please refer to map and table below for closure details.

Great-Short-Walk-Wellington-Park-Track-Closure-Map.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

Track Closure Table:

Dates  Track closures/walking access 
4–22 December 2017

Permanent closures: Upper Sawmill Track and Organ Pipes Track from the Zig Zag Track junction for approximately 900 metres towards The Chalet. No walking access.

Short-term track closures for helicopter operations: Organ Pipes Track, Upper Sawmill Track, Zig Zag Track, Pinnacle Track, old hotel site and all tracks and roads leading into the site. Helicopter operation days will be notified on the City of Hobart webpage after 3 pm the day before.

When not closed for helicopter operations, there will be walking access to the pinnacle from the old hotel site via the Pinnacle and Zig Zag tracks.
23 December 2017 – 1 January 2018  Walking access available along the Organ Pipes Track from The Chalet to the Zig Zag Track, and Upper Sawmill Track.
2 January  – February 2018

Permanent closures: Upper Sawmill and Organ Pipes tracks closed from the Zig Zag Track junction for approximately 900 metres towards The Chalet. No walking access.

Short-term track closures for helicopter operations: Organ Pipes Track, Upper Sawmill Track, Zig Zag Track, Pinnacle 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, there will be walking access to the pinnacle from the old hotel site via the Pinnacle and Zig Zag tracks.
February/March – June 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: