Zig Zag Track maintenance works

Track

The City of Hobart is carrying out major maintenance works on the Zig Zag Track on kunanyi/Mt Wellington and will need to close the track from late February 2022.

The track will remain off-limits until the maintenance works are completed, which is expected to be by winter this year.

If possible the track will be open on weekends, but that will depend on safety conditions.

In the interim work is being carried out to improve the Milles and Icehouse tracks as an alternative route to the Pinnacle while the Zig Zag Track is closed.

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

Display map of track works and alternative route

Zig Zag Track closure

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 walks stay safe on the mountain.

Location

Zig Zag Track, kunanyi / Mt Wellington 7054  View Map

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