Great Short Walk Rejuvenation

The Great Short Walk Rejuvenation project was completed in April 2019 and the Organ Pipes and Pinnacle tracks on kunanyi/Mt Wellington are open to the public to enjoy a walk through a sub-alpine environment, with spectacular views of the Organ Pipes, Hobart and the Derwent Estuary. 

The tracks were built in the 1900s. Over time, the track surfaces were extensively damaged, making walking difficult and unsafe.

The two-year City of Hobart project has involved hand-winching rocks weighing up to ten tonnes across boulder fields, and the use of helicopters to transport 900 tonnes of rock and gravel. To blend old and new, the City applied materials and building techniques similar to those used to create the original tracks.

Picnic facilities at the Chalet were also upgraded.

Image: Pete Harmsen