N.R. Pierce Reserve - Goat Hills Collinsvale, Glenorchy

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The N.R. Pierce Reserve is a significant bushland reserve donated to the people of Glenorchy by the Pierce family in 1988 in memory of Norman R. Pierce and his significant contribution to the community.

Walking in N.R. Pierce Reserve is on existing fire trails which connect through to Wellington Park. Currently the reserve’s only public access is on the Zig Zag Track. Walkers are recommended to travel in and out of the Reserve on the Zig Zag track.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Half day
Mountain bike riding Under 2 hours


Dogs allowed on lead 

Dogs allowed on lead.


No horses

Safety precautions

Caution  Danger - exposure/cold 

There are many unmarked tracks and fire trails throughout the reserve which access Transcend power lines or other services within the reserve. Walkers should be careful not to get lost as the Reserve connects onto Wellington Park which includes an expansive tract of native bush which is very isolated and can be exposed to extreme weather conditions.

For more detailed information on this area and surrounding recreation options it is recommended that visitors purchase the Hobart (5225) 1:25,000 Topographic/Cadastral Map and the Wellington Park Recreation Map- these maps, along with the general Tasmanian 1:25,000 series, are available from maps shops, Service Tasmania, and the Tasmania Visitor Information Centre.


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Getting there

From Berriedale head west towards Collinsvale and veer left onto Collinsvale Road. Drive approximately 3.5 km and the beginning of the Zig Zag trail into N. R. Pierce Reserve is on the left of a hair-pin bend. Note there is limited car parking.

This track is managed by Glenorchy City Council

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If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Glenorchy City Council by phone on 03 6216 6800 or by email to gccmail@gcc.tas.gov.au. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.