Zig Zag Track upgrade

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The City of Hobart is carrying out repairs to the Zig Zag Track on kunanyi/Mt Wellington as part of ongoing recovery efforts from the flood event that hit Hobart in May 2018. 

The Zig Zag Track will be closed on weekdays from Wednesday 15 January until Friday 14 February 2020 while repairs take place. It will remain open on weekends.
 
The Zig Zag Track is the quickest way to walk from The Springs to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington and features spectacular views over the River Derwent and Hobart.
 
While the popular walking track will be closed during the week there are many other great walks on the mountain including the newly-rejuvenated Organ Pipes Track and other tracks starting from The Springs and lower down at Fern Tree. 
 
To find a track to walk or ride visit the Greater Hobart Trails website.

 

Background

The flood event that hit Hobart in May 2018 damaged 40 kilometres of walking tracks and fire trails across the city’s bushland reserves including within Wellington Park, Knocklofty Reserve, the Queens Domain, Lambert Gully and Bicentennial Park.
 
The city was quick to respond and is spending $1.67 million to repair the damage to tracks and other bushland infrastructure.
 
The work is being funded through the Australian Government’s Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements and includes major contributions from the Tasmanian Government and the City of Hobart.

 

Upgrade works

The upgrade will include storm recovery works on the lower and upper sections of Zig Zag Track, which are expected to take five to six weeks. At least two helicopter operations are planned as part of this project, scheduled for mid-January and mid-February 2020.

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Location

Wellington Park, kunanyi / Mt Wellington 7000  View Map

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