Pinnacle to Zig Zag Track Lookout Loop

Wellington Park, Hobart
Distance: 1.4km
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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 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, which has recently undergone major reconstruction of its track surface and stone steps, 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.

NOTE: The Zig Zag track will be closed from 16 October 2023 to early 2024 for major refurbishment works. More information on alternative routes to the summit is available on the City of Hobart website here.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingUnder 2 hours

Track Features



No DogsNo BikesNo Horses

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

Safety Precautions

CautionCliff faceExposure/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.

Plan your visit

Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit. Respect wildlife, be considerate with others, dispose your waste properly.

Be prepared for the walk. Plan your trip ahead, bring enough water, check the alerts, and make sure you are comfortable with the difficulty rating.

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Track contacts

City of Hobart

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 For urgent communications please contact us by phone.

Wellington Park Management Trust

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