4WD vehicles driving through a large muddy puddle on the East West Trail
East West Trail (photograph: Aaron Wells)

East West Trail - Wellington Park

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Track closure: East West Trail closed for winter
Applies from 5/5/2022

​The East West Trail in Wellington Park has closed for ​the winter.

4WD permits will not be issued until the track reopens for the next season.

This is expected to occur around October or November, weather dependent.

Last reviewed 5/5/2022 02:10 PM

Wellington Park is an alpine area and subject to changeable weather conditions. Be prepared for all weather conditions and carry water and food for the journey. There may be some snow cover during winter.


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Distance: 20 km​​​

Rating: Difficult - for experienced and registered four-wheel drive users only. Deep bogs, steep slopes, soft sand are likely to be encountered. 

The East West Trail in Wellington Park provides awe-inspiring views over Hobart, the Derwent valley, the Huon valley and the southern wilderness of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area​.

Access to the East West Trail is by permit only. Permits are for short term access generally only during drier periods​. The decision to grant a permit is subject to track conditions and weather, including the risk of bushfire. A permit and gate key can be requested through the Southern Region Office of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.

The ​track begins in Montrose Road, Montrose, before heading up and over the Wellington Range and joining Jeffreys Track to end at Crabtree in the Huon Valley. Along the way steep rocky challenges make this a difficult drive, suitable for experienced four-wheel drivers only.

Further information about Wellington Park four wheel drive ​tracks can be found on the Wellin​gton Park Management Trust web site​.​​


Southern Regional Office
1-2 Murrayfield Court, Glenorchy TAS 7010
Postal: PO Box 126
Moonah TAS 7009
Phone: 03 6165 4053