Hobart Walking Club to Devil's Gulch. This was my first walk (of many I am sure) in Wellington Park, a large area of bushland on Hobart's doorstep. While spectacular Mt Wellington (1271 metres) is the focal point, there are many other places to visit and things to see in the park. The people I walked with told me there are hundreds of paths that are not shown on the 'official' map of the park.
From there we climbed up to South Wellington and spent some time just climbing on and around some of the most improbable looking boulders perched on top of the mountain. As you will see in the photos below, the area is filled with amazing dolerite columns, piles of rock scree and boulders perched precariously. Only tiny patches of snow remained, but there were several large pools of the melted stuff. At the top there was a strong cold wind and I was glad of the extra layers. The return journey was along the pinnacle track to, well, The Pinnacle, then down the Zig-Zag Track back to the car park. The entire route affords amazing views of Hobart, and out to Kingston and Bruny Island.
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