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Mt. Wellington (Kunanyi)

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910 Reviews
Pinnacle Road, Hobart, 7054

The Basics

The view from the summit of Mt. Wellington is one of the highlights of a visit to Hobart, and it’s possible to hike or drive to the top. Guided tours often combine a photo stop on Mt. Wellington with other Hobart attractions, such as Richmond Historic Village, Tahune Airwalk, or Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (where you can see Tasmanian devils). Adventurous types can also opt to hike the mountain; it's about a 3-hour hike to the summit lookout point.

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kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour
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kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour
$26.24 per adult
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Highly recommended!
We were fortunate that it was snowing up on the mountain and our bus had the authority to go past the closed gates. Our driver, Greg, was very informative but also had a sense of humour and very caring of our safety!
John_R, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Hobart

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A memorable day trip..
Jon, May 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
An extremely enjoyable day. Jarrod (the tour guide and proprietor of IWander Tasmania) was friendly and engaging and nothing was too much trouble for him, ensuring a smooth and well planned itinerary. The sites visited were varied and well worth visiting. Transportation was clean and comfortable. In all, the tour was a memorable one with fantastic photo opportunities.....5 Stars....!!!
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Great way to see these attractions
Steve, Apr 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
Amazing tour guide, bus was super modern and clean, guide was very knowledgeable and his good relationships with our destinations made every stop so easy and smooth. Whole day felt like clockwork. The sanctuary was amazing and very interactive, the Russell Falls was breathtaking.
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Amazind day
Jaqueline_D, Jul 2021
Mt Wellington Tour and MONA Admission
Had an amazing day!! enjoyed the whole experience and the guide was fantastic, Views were jaw dropping
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Fantastic day
Harrison_B, Jul 2021
kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour
Phenomenal experience going upto the mountain, staff are very knowledgeable about what they are showing you as well as very well trained. Highly recommend to anyone going to Tasmania
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Wonderful!
Ashleigh_P, Jul 2021
Mt Wellington Tour and MONA Admission
Such an amazing experience! Our tour guide Mark had so much knowledge about Tasmania and it’s history and attractions. I would definitely recommend this tour and a special thank you to Mark who made our time in Hobart such an incredible experience!
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Awesome day around Hobart
MARLENINA_V, Jul 2021
Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Tour
We had a great day with Gareth. Apart from the Bonorong sanctuary, Richmond and Mt Wellington visits, he added a stop at a winery and a whiskey distillery after I mentioned being keen of those places. Highly recommended!
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Must do!
Lyndoninoz, Jul 2021
Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour & Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
This whole experience was wonderful. Drivers knowledge of the area and its native flora and fauna was impressive. The lookout itself was simply stunning. We’ll set up with easily accessible indoor and outdoor viewing platforms and toilets. While on our journey up the mountain there was some snowfall which added to the thrill of the experience.
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Yes cold ! Yes Brilliant!! Recommend
Geoffrey_T, Jun 2021
kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour
First tip rug up with puffer jacket, gloves warm hat !! Really great experience The temp was 1.5 deg C and wind chill factor was -12 deg C !!🥶 Driver was excellent and very informative and friendly 😀 No snow but very close ! We had sleet ! Very cold hands were throbbing 😳
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Gorgeous Clear Day
Janice_M, Jun 2021
Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour & Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
Great trip with a beautiful clear day and amazing views. Bus driver was awesome and we enjoyed his local knowledge.
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Great family day out
Fiona_O, Jul 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
What a great day out. Jarrod was a great host and very knowledgeable. It was a fantastic tour for my whole family and had the perfect balance of visiting lots of sites without feeling too rushed. Would highly recommend.
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Great fun day out
LisaCondon, May 2021
Mt. Wellington, Huon Valley and Tahune AirWalk Day Trip, with Bonorong option.
Mum & I had a great time on our tour. There was only one other person on our tour apart from us so it felt like a private tour. Our tour guide and driver Gerard was very friendly and knowledge. We had perfect weather that day so the view from Mt Wellington was beautiful and the Huon Valley was very pretty. Loved the Air Walk also. Got to visit Willie Smith's apple cafe and Bonorong Wildlife Park to see the Tassie Devils and other animals too. Definitely recommend this tour and Gerard.
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strongly recommend this tour to anyone.
Magsy, Jun 2021
kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour
we had an excellent time with this trip. The view was spectacular! the tour guide was very good. strongly recommended.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bring all-weather clothing, even in summer. The weather can change abruptly on the mountaintop, and it’s often chilly even when it’s sunny down in Hobart.

  • There is an observation shelter and restrooms at the summit.

  • The lookout point is wheelchair accessible with easy access from the parking area.

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How to Get There

Mt. Wellington is located just west of Hobart. The main entry point is at Fern Tree, from where the winding 13.5-mile (22-kilometer) Pinnacle Road runs up to the summit. Buses operate from downtown Hobart to Fern Tree, from where it’s also possible to hike to the summit.

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When to Get There

Views from Mt. Wellington are most stunning at sunrise or sunset, especially on clear days. While Pinnacle Road is typically accessible year-round, you will need a 4WD vehicle in the winter months and it may be closed during periods of extreme weather.

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Outdoor Activities at Mt. Wellington

Mt. Wellington is the grand centerpiece of the gigantic Mt. Wellington Park, where adventure seekers will find plenty to do. Hikers can scale neighboring Sleeping Beauty, Collins Cap, and Cathedral Rock mountains, or enjoy numerous short hikes and bushwalks through the forests and mountain valleys. Alternatively, explore off-road in a 4WD vehicle, go mountain biking or horseback riding along the scenic Pipeline Track, or head to Organ Pipes Cliffs to enjoy rock climbing and abseiling.

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