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Best bird watching trails in Wellington Park, Australia

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Wellington Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Great Short Walk: Organ Pipes and Pinnacle Track
Wellington Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
Hobart's Great Short Walk, the Organ Pipes Walk, is the ideal starting point for anyone who wants to explore walking tracks on Hobart’s iconic mountain, kunanyi/Mt Wellington. The Organ Pipes Walk encompasses the Pinnacle and Organ Pipes tracks, which wind through sub-alpine forest and across huge bolder fields. Built more than 100 years ago, these two tracks were recently restored by the City of Hobart, making them more accessible to walkers of all abilities. There are several routes that can be taken to experience the walk, ranging from a gentle stroll to half day walks and more challenging options. All of the walks include spectacular views of Hobart, the Derwent River and out to the Tasman Peninsula. The highlight of each route is the Organ Pipes: huge, fluted columns of dolerite rock that rise above Hobart and attract climbers from around the world. The Springs is the best starting point for enjoying the Organ Pipes Walk. Show more
#2 - Mount Connection via Big Bend Trail
Wellington Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
#3 - New Town Falls Track
Wellington Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
#4 - Collins Cap
Wellington Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
#5 - Mount Montagu via Thark Ridge
Wellington Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
#6 - Trestle Mountain via Mountain River
Wellington Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 5 h 31 m
Initially the track up from Mountain River is not unduly steep but that is short lived as shortly after the start it has a decent slope until the third creek crossing it becomes quite steep and remains so until meeting the junction with the East West Fire Trail. Part way up there is an old previously disturbed site that was found to have exotic Broom growing and beyond this the ascent becomes a bit more gentle.  Eventually the East west Fire Trail is met and followed for a short distance until the walking track junction is reached.  The first part involves a short scree crossing then a zig zag uphill through the bush.  The last half of the ascent presents many rocks to cross before arriving at the summit. Show more
#7 - Glen Dhu Track
Wellington Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
The walk starts at Collin Cap Trail, so just walk towards the hills. (Ignore the other graphic signs that were put up by the farmers because of their trouble with motorcyclists.) As you walk, you'll pass some friendly pigs who will definitely clear your sinuses! The walk is on a dirt vehicle track, so just continue on until it bears right and follow it around. The track continues on leading up past a vehicle gate and is a steady climb. The track levels out on the top, with views over a large plain between several peaks. This is also the turnoff for the Glen Dhu track on the right. If you want to include walking to the top of Collins Cap, there is a turnoff just a short distance along on the right. Going down, the trail is not too steep but it is blocked in several places by large gumtrees that have come down. These can be easily by passed with some climbing and crawling. As you eventually reach the bottom and the dry bush has turned into wet bush, this means leeches will be looking for a meal, so take whatever precautions you usually do. Continuing on, you will see a couple of very large stumps with slots cut in them. These were used by timber cutters to put in springboards so they could reach the straight grained timber and make their cut there. Walking along this leads you to Collins Cap Rd. Take a right turn and you will finally come to Suhrs Road, take a right and continue down through the farms to the cars. A pleasant walk, particularly if you do it on a week day, as it pretty much means the road walking you will have little or no traffic. The Collinsvale township was originally called Sorell Creek until the German Lutherans arrived and changed the name to Bismark. Then WWI arrived and after much discussion in the papers of the day, and many meetings, it was changed to Collinsvale after the first governor of Tasmania.Show more