Zig Zag Track

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Overview

 

Region: South East

 

Location: Mount Wellington

 

Where: 15minutes drive from Hobart

Walk time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Walk distance: 3.4km

Difficulty level: Difficult

16 October 2016

Today I decided to brave the rain and fog and go for a wander up Mount Wellington. I've been wanting to do the Zig Zag Track for a long time, starting at the Springs and ending at the Summit, then returning down the Icehouse Loop. It’s a challenging uphill walk but very rewarding.

The weather turned nasty when hitting the Summit with fierce winds and catapulting ice so I had to try and get back to the car ASAP unfortunately that meant no ice house track today.

Pinnacle road is a 1 hour and 30 minute walk from Summit back to the Springs and about 7.5km so I took this route.

I got 2km down pinnacle road where a lovely lady pulled up and told me to jump in...this wasn't a hard decision on a day like today, so I travelled back to my car in style.

The Ice House track will have to be left for another day.

 

DIRECTIONS:

- Park at the Springs and then walk up to the left until you hit the sign saying Zig Zag Track.

- Follow this along until an open clearing.

- Veer right on Pinnacle road for 10 metres then on the left continue back onto Zig Zag track.

 

OTHER:

- Track is quite steep and rocky so wear sturdy shoes.

TAGS: Mountains, Rock Scree, Snow

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