Organ Pipes Mt Wellington

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Organ Pipes bushwalk, kunanyi Mt Wellington Hobart Tasmania Australia a great walk in Southern Tasmania close to the capital city of Hobart and suitable for all types of walkers from beginners t more experienced bushwalkers. This walk provides spectacular views over Hobart on a clear day. The Organ Pipes Walk is an ideal first walk for anyone who wants to do more walking on the many tracks on Hobart’s famous mountain, kunanyi / Mt Wellington. The Organ Pipes Walk includes the Pinnacle and Organ Pipes tracks, which take walkers through a sub-alpine forest and across huge boulder fields. This track was built over 100 years ago, with both the Organ Pipes Bushwalk and the Pinnacle Track recently restored by the City of Hobart, so that they are accessible to walkers of all abilities. There are several different routes that can be taken to experience the walk, ranging from a quick easy stroll through to half-day walks and more challenging options. All of the walks include spectacular views of Hobart, the Derwent River and on a clear day all the way to the Tasman Peninsula. The highlight of each track is definitely the Organ Pipes - these huge, fluted columns of dolerite rock rise above Hobart and attract rock climbers from around the world. The Springs car park is the best starting point for enjoying the Organ Pipes Walk, where you will also find water and toilets. The Organ Pipes Circuit is around 9.5 kilometres in length. If starting from The Springs, follow the Lenah Valley Track past Sphinx Rock (features a large sandstone lookout). Continue on to Junction Cabin before climbing uphill towards The Chalet on Hunters Track. From The Chalet, you’ll continue on past the base of the spectacular Organ Pipes, where during early summer, bright red waratah flowers will be a feature of your walk. From here it's a steady downhill path on the Pinnacle Track that takes you back to The Springs. No horses or mountain bikes - take care with young children and carry appropriate clothing and footwear. The Organ Pipes Mt Wellington is one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks.

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Walk Time
1/2 day
Region of Tasmania
South
Shelter
Yes
Picnic Table
Yes
Toilets
Yes
Loop
Yes
Start Location
The Springs Car Park
Type Of Walk
Gravel Dirt
Water
Yes
Camping Available
No
Distance
9.5 kilometres
Walk Difficulty
Moderate
Mobile Reception
Yes
Pets Allowed
No
National Park
No

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