Drive your car to The Springs in Wellington Park.
Expansive views on a clear day are the reward for this climb to the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington. The upper section of this walk is very exposed – choose good weather and bring warm, waterproof clothing.
The track from The Springs ascends steadily through mountain forest with views of the Organ Pipes, across the city and beyond. After turning onto the aptly named Zig Zag Track the climb becomes steeper. Views of the summit tower draw you onward, whilst the views below you provide a good excuse to stop and catch your breath!
On the plateau the track levels out and the summit shelter provides a great spot to escape the wind and enjoy panoramic views.
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.
Due to significant fauna values and the drinking water catchment area in Wellington Park, dogs are prohibited from walking this track.
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.
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.