Pinnacle to Zig Zag Track Lookout Loop Wellington Park, Hobart

Today’s weather

Sunny

21°C Sunny.

Issued 5.10am, Wed 22 Nov 2017
Source © Bureau of Meteorology

Distance

1.4km

Experience

Mountain

Description

This short walk from the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington across the plateau to a lookout will reward you with great views and a taste of Tasmania’s alpine environment.

After layering up warmly (it is almost always cold and windy up here!) follow the Zig Zag Track to the lookout. The track meanders through a mosaic of low growing alpine plants interspersed with small pools, many of which freeze solid in winter. From the lookout on a clear day there are spectacular views across south-eastern Tasmania including Hobart and the Derwent estuary, the Tasman Peninsula, Bruny Island and the Channel area.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours
Easy

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Lookout 

Restrictions

No dogs  No bikes  No horses

Due to significant fauna values and the drinking water catchment area in Wellington Park, dogs are prohibited from walking this track.

Safety precautions

Caution  Danger - cliff face  Danger - exposure/cold 

Snowfalls can occur in Wellington Park at any time of the year so ensure to bring plenty of warm, waterproof clothing. Sections of this route can be slippery when covered in snow and ice.

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Photos

  • Pinnacle to Zig Zag Track Lookout 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle to Zig Zag Track Lookout 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle to Zig Zag Track Lookout - observation shelter at the summit
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Pinnacle shelter
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter - snowy rocks and shelter
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter - misty views to the river
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter - icy plants
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Pinnacle shelter - people and wheelchair in the shelter
    Photo: Matthew Newton

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Either drive your car to the Pinnacle of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, or if you are feeling energetic, walk to the Pinnacle from Lenah Valley, Hobart or Fern Tree.

This track is managed by the Hobart City Council and the Wellington Park Management Trust

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Hobart City Council by phone on 03 6238 2886 or by email to hcc@hobartcity.com.au For urgent communications please contact us by phone.

The Wellington Park Management Trust are the strategic authority responsible for the management of Wellington Park. Contact the Wellington Park Management Trust for issues relating to the management of the Park on 03 6238 2176 or by email to info@wellingtonpark.org.au