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.
No dogs No bikes No horses
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.