Wellington Park is a natural reserve located just outside of Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart. Open throughout the year with no cost of entry, the park can be the site of many adventures of a budding explorer.
Reaching the Park
You can access Wellington Park through a variety of different means. Want to take a relaxing drive against the backdrop of Tasmania’s wilderness? Go for it! Alternatively, you could work up a sweat by biking or even walking your way there. The park’s proximity to the capital means you shouldn’t have much trouble finding Hobart hotel apartments to stay at. In fact, you can even spot the silhouette of Mount Wellington from lodgings like Somerset on the Pier Hobart.
Wellington Park is ripe with opportunities for some spectacular sightseeing. Of course, the best place for this is at the peak of Mount Wellington. The way up there can be quite scenic too; you’ll be passing through natural springs and the Sphinx Rock. Once you finally reach the pinnacle of the mountain, you’ll be treated to a magnificent view of the Tasman sea plus the spectacular sights of the South West National Park – a world heritage area.
Activities and Adventures
Sightseeing isn’t all there is to do here, in fact, there’s a host of exciting activities you can engage in during your visit to Wellington Park. There are numerous cycling tracks to follow if you’re in the mood to bike and you can even go horse riding – provided you have a permit – along several designated trails. The park is also a fantastic location for rock climbing – in particular, the Organ Pipes of Mount Wellington.
What to Look Out For
While it is blessed with a remarkable degree of natural beauty, there are a few precautions you need to take when visiting Wellington Park. Weather conditions at the park can get rough at times, with temperatures regularly dropping below zero near the mountain peak – so don’t forget to pack the appropriate clothing. Bushfires are also a concern and visitors should be wary on days where the fire danger is announced to be high. Finally, keep your eyes peeled for snakes along foot trails – as all of Tasmania’s snakes are venomous, it pays to be a little cautious.