kunanyi / Mount Wellington Circuit via Pinnacle, Organ Pipes and Zig-Zag Tracks
Starting from The Springs picnic area on Pinnacle Road, Wellington Park, this walk takes you on a circuit past Mount Wellington via the Pinnacle, Organ Pipes and Zig-Zag tracks. The walk starts with a steep climb along the well-marked Pinnacle Track, then follows Mount Wellington's contours past the massive dolerite pillars known as the Organ Pipes, one of the mountain's most distinctive features. It eventually reaches the Chalet, then loops around the northern side of the mountain along the Panorama Track and follows Pinnacle Road to the summit. At the summit, there's a glass-enclosed observatory that offers panoramic views and many boardwalks that lead to beautiful vantage points. From there, the loop descends steeply along the Zig-Zag track until it rejoins the Pinnacle Track, which leads back to the picnic area. This loop can be walked in either direction. The track is very rocky and the summit is known for sudden weather changes, so sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, as well as warm and waterproof clothing. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.