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Organ Pipes, Mt Wellington

1. Organ Pipes Walk, Mt Wellington

time 3 hours return (3.7km one way)
access Davey Street and Huon Road from Hobart to Fern Tree, then the Pinnacle Road (Pillinger Drive) to the Springs (13km from Hobart). Alternatively, catch the public bus service from Franklin Square in Hobart to Fern Tree and then take a 40-50 minute uphill walk to the Springs by walking track. Walk starts on the Pinnacle Track, across the road from the Springs toilet block. A small track leads to the top of a loop road where the Pinnacle Track begins. See map.
facilities Toilets, drinking water, day shelters and fireplaces located at the Springs and Fern Tree. Day shelter huts along the track.
grade Level 3. Walk includes 400m climb over1.8km distance and is rocky in sections.
what to take Group B items
cautions Supervise children , tracks subject to severe weather conditions all year round, weather may change quickly, tracks are difficult to navigate when covered in snow and may be impassable
prohibited Bicycles and dogs are not permitted on this walk. 

Beautiful Mt Wellington has a range of walking tracks. This walk leaves from the Springs and takes walkers beneath the fluted columns known as the Organ Pipes.

Highlights

The Organ Pipes are one of the most distinctive features on Mt Wellington, and form a magnificent sight along this track which runs just below their base. The dolerite rock that comprises the towering, columnar  cliffs was formed during the Jurassic when Tasmania was in the process of separating from Antarctica during the final stages of the breakup of Gondwana. The cliffs are a favourite haunt of rock climbers.

Mt Wellington is managed by the Wellington Park Management Trust.