Important notices

13/5/22 Zig Zag track works update: closed till end June

1-Feb-2022

Zig Zag Track closure and alternative route map

The City of Hobart is giving the Zig Zag Track on kunanyi / Mount Wellington some much needed tender loving care and will need to close it while their teams get to work.

The track will be closed until at least the end of June 2022, but this will depend on good working weather! Watch this space for updates. The City of Hobart will also publish updates from time to time.

It may be opened on weekends, but that will depend on safety conditions.

In the interim we are improving sections on the Milles and Icehouse tracks as alternative routes to the Pinnacle while the Zig Zag Track is closed.

The work will make the track a safer walking route while maintaining its important heritage values and bush feel.

What to expect

There will be reduced car parking at the old hotel site at The Springs and occasional helicopter operations may mean short-term closure of nearby tracks as well as the old hotel site.

Tracks for the future

The Zig Zag Track is by far the most popular walking route to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

Named after the zig-zag nature of the route, the track climbs steep terrain immediately south of the Organ Pipes, and is more than a century old.

Walkers catch tremendous views across Hobart, the Derwent River and out across the Organ Pipes as they head up through forest into sub alpine and alpine environments.

Stay safe on the mountain

It is important to remember that the Ice House Track and South Wellington Track both traverse alpine environments, and inclement weather can create dangerous walking conditions.

South Wellington Track offers little shelter and is recommended for well-equipped, experienced walkers. 

The City of Hobart website has excellent safety tips to help walkers stay safe on the mountain.

 

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