The Octopus Tree is an easy 1km return walk detouring off the Shoobridge Track on Mount Wellington. The tree is an enormous eucalyptus perched with roots bare upon a large boulder. The track is naturally paved and a great short family side walk for visitors to Wellington Park. For walkers wishing to hike for longer, The Shoobridge Track continues on past the Octopus Tree to Junction Cabin
Parking is available just below the beginning of the walk on Pinnacle Road.
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|From Hobart head west via Davey Street (A6). Keep in the right lane and continue past the turn off to the southern outlet. After 6km, turn right onto Pinnacle Road (C616). The walk starts 2.5km along this road, on the last hairpin corner before the Springs.|