Wellington Ranges 4WD Tracks

Wellington Ranges Four Wheel Drive Track

In 1967, Hobart and surrounding areas were devastated by bushfires. During this period, a significant number of fire trails and roads were constructed over the Wellington Range, being one of the most hardest hit areas. The idea was that in future these trails would serve as access roads for fire trucks and emergency services vehicles if fires were again experienced in this area. Today, some of these tracks are available for recreational purposes including four-wheel driving. A permit, issued through Parks and Wildlife Services Tasmania, is required. Wellington FIre Park 4WD Trail


Wellington Range Four Wheel Drive Track Tasmania

These 4WD tracks in the Ellington Ragne offer some challenging off road driving close to Hobart and on clear days the views are spectacular. Access to Wellington Park trails is subject to the discretion of the Wellington Park Management Trust and track and weather conditions – access is limited to specific tracks and they are one way only. Permits are issued for the East West trail via Montrose Road (Grid Ref 197573) and exiting via Jefferys Track.

There is no camping allowed if you are driving in Wellington Park. Similarly, strictly there are no fires, chainsaws, pets or firearms permitted. Weather conditions can change suddenly so be prepared, especially during Winter. All fire trails on the mountain range are rated medium to hard because of the steep, rocky and sometimes difficult terrain. All access points are gated and an authority and key must be obtained from the Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania. Please phone for details of track conditions and possible closures due to weather, and where to obtain an authority and key. The key and authority must be returned after your trip.

Click for information on each of the following 4WD Tracks:

  1. East West Trail
  2. Montrose Trail
  3. Collins Cap Trail
  4. Jeffreys Track
  5. White Timber Track Judbury