Riding the Mountain: Proposed Mountain Bike Network


The City of Hobart would like to thank all those who provided feedback on Riding the Mountain: Proposed Mountain Bike Network Plan. We received a total of 596 responses across the three user groups. The City also received 8 written submissions on behalf of clubs, associations and individuals.

You can read the results of this engagement here. A snapshot is provided below:

  • The majority of all three user groups were either happy or very happy with the proposed Plan (93% of riders, 52% of walkers and 72% of runners).
  • 26% of riders surveyed were glad to have more tracks proposed
  • 26% of runners surveyed wanted to see more shared use tracks
  • A quarter of walkers surveyed were concerned about the potential environmental impact the proposed Plan would have on kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Council officers are now in the process of amending the draft Plan in order to incorporate the feedback from the community and a revised final plan will be presented to Council seeking its endorsement in spring 2020.


The City of Hobart has developed a plan for 47 km of new mountain bike tracks on kunanyi / Mount Wellington that identifies the potential for an expanded network of greater riding experiences for local and visiting riders.

The plan is based on work by leading mountain bike trail consultants Dirt Art and follows consultation with key stakeholders, including mountain bike riding, walking and trail runner groups.

The plan consists of:

  • 3 beginner tracks
  • 10 intermediate tracks
  • 2 advanced tracks
  • 3 shared use tracks

Hobart's kunanyi/Mount Wellington is home to almost 80 km of walking tracks, but just 4km of purpose-built, mountain bike only tracks. A survey of kunanyi/Mount Wellington track users revealed that 83 per cent support new mountain bike tracks on the mountain.

The City has committed almost $400,000 to rolling out stage one of the plan.

Note: We acknowledge physical distancing measures means our community cannot access Wellington Park and its many tracks and trails. By continuing the engagement process on this project, we can plan for the future and create great new facilities on kunanyi / Mount Wellington that can be enjoyed by our community once physical distancing measures are lifted.

Get involved and have your say:

  • Download and read our summary report Riding the Mountain.
  • Complete the short survey below.

You can also download Dirt Art's full report.

When completing the survey we ask that you self nominate as either a walker, runner or rider to answer the questions. You can nominate as more than one but you will have to take the survey additional times.


The City of Hobart would like to thank all those who provided feedback on Riding the Mountain: Proposed Mountain Bike Network Plan. We received a total of 596 responses across the three user groups. The City also received 8 written submissions on behalf of clubs, associations and individuals.

You can read the results of this engagement here. A snapshot is provided below:

  • The majority of all three user groups were either happy or very happy with the proposed Plan (93% of riders, 52% of walkers and 72% of runners).
  • 26% of riders surveyed were glad to have more tracks proposed
  • 26% of runners surveyed wanted to see more shared use tracks
  • A quarter of walkers surveyed were concerned about the potential environmental impact the proposed Plan would have on kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Council officers are now in the process of amending the draft Plan in order to incorporate the feedback from the community and a revised final plan will be presented to Council seeking its endorsement in spring 2020.


The City of Hobart has developed a plan for 47 km of new mountain bike tracks on kunanyi / Mount Wellington that identifies the potential for an expanded network of greater riding experiences for local and visiting riders.

The plan is based on work by leading mountain bike trail consultants Dirt Art and follows consultation with key stakeholders, including mountain bike riding, walking and trail runner groups.

The plan consists of:

  • 3 beginner tracks
  • 10 intermediate tracks
  • 2 advanced tracks
  • 3 shared use tracks

Hobart's kunanyi/Mount Wellington is home to almost 80 km of walking tracks, but just 4km of purpose-built, mountain bike only tracks. A survey of kunanyi/Mount Wellington track users revealed that 83 per cent support new mountain bike tracks on the mountain.

The City has committed almost $400,000 to rolling out stage one of the plan.

Note: We acknowledge physical distancing measures means our community cannot access Wellington Park and its many tracks and trails. By continuing the engagement process on this project, we can plan for the future and create great new facilities on kunanyi / Mount Wellington that can be enjoyed by our community once physical distancing measures are lifted.

Get involved and have your say:

  • Download and read our summary report Riding the Mountain.
  • Complete the short survey below.

You can also download Dirt Art's full report.

When completing the survey we ask that you self nominate as either a walker, runner or rider to answer the questions. You can nominate as more than one but you will have to take the survey additional times.