Mt Connection

Mt.Connection Mt.Wellington

Maps Wellington Walk Collinsvale     Last updated 14 March 2011

Although the first part of this walk is on the rubbly Big Bend Fire Trail it is overall a very pleasant walk. On the north east side of Connection there are Myrtles, Waratah, Epacris (flower early winter) and Pentachondra (flowering Jan-Feb) and on the summit Orites revulata is dominant.

The first turn off onto a track(from fire trail and signed) is starting to overgrow and can remain quite wet. The second section at the junction with the fire trail has had maintenance work and is now a clear and easily to follow track through the wooded area then meets a moorland of open heath which has now been boardwalked (once there were multiple tracks (Dec 2000). This has greatly improved the experience, and the braiding was starting to rehabilitate (Dec 2005) and allows one to enjoy the boggy plant community with areas of Richea. Part way over is a delightful copse of trees that make for a good refreshment break

At the foot of Mt Connection the track has been cleared back and is very pleasant walking withy gentle ascent to small open plateau where new rock work has for a scenic diversion from the closed off old degraded track. This track continues down to meet the East West Fire Trail and can be used to go to Collins Bonnet.

The summit area of Connection, however, is well worth visiting in its own right. Two features are marked on the map, The Lectern and Pulpit Rock, and it is poses a small challenge especially for first time visitors to discover where they are. The top of Connection is unmarked but never far from the track and has a lovely feel to it.

Allow 2 hours each way for the walk

Start  Point                          Big bend on Pinnacle Road Mt Wellington
Introduction                       Moderate grade walk
Hazards                              navigation on the ridgetop but relatively easy
Route Conditions              Good track with some boardwalks
Facilities                             None
Route Grade                      Moderate
Route Distance  Klms       10.5
Days                                  1