The Springs to Pinnacle Loop

Wellington Park, Hobart
Distance: 8.2km
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Getting There

Drive your car to The Springs in Wellington Park.

This high altitude circuit walk provides a great introduction to Tasmania’s alpine environment.

The steady climb from The Springs becomes steeper on the aptly named Zig Zag Track where expansive views of south-eastern Tasmania can be enjoyed. On reaching the Wellington Plateau the track meanders around small pools, between large boulders and amongst distinctive alpine vegetation including cushion plants and pineapple grass. The plateau is quite exposed and is often cold and windy, even in summer. Care should be taken in misty, snowy or icy conditions. Dropping off the plateau the track passes through rocky snowgum woodland amongst which are the remains of ice-houses built here during the 1800s.

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
WalkingFull day

Track Features

ToiletsParkingCafe/Refreshments/ShopDrinking waterLookoutPicnic area


No DogsNo BikesNo Horses

No dogs No bikes No horses

Safety Precautions

CautionExposure/ColdFalling rocksCliff face

Snowfalls can occur in Wellington Park at any time of the year. The track can be slippery when covered in snow and ice. Rocks may fall from the Organ Pipes. Bring warm, waterproof clothing.

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