Critical Alert 

Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may still be in place. ​

Last reviewed 6/8/2020 08:08 AM


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

East West Trail - Wellington Park
(4WD)

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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.

Please check the alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may still be in place. ​

Last reviewed 6/8/2020 08:08 AM


Track closure: East-West Track - Wellington Park
Applies from 1/7/2020

​​​​​​​Due to inclement weather impacting the track during the winter months, the track will be closed and reassessed for possible opening in early September.

Last reviewed 2/7/2020 09:27 AM


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​​Map : Tasmap​ 1:100000 - Derwent
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 Wellington Park Management Trust web site​.​

Contact

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