Mount Wellington, Hobart

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Mount Wellington defines the landscape surrounding Hobart the same way Table Mountain does for Cape Town in South Africa. With a summit rising to 1,271 m (4,170 ft), this wide mountain and its oft-snowcapped peak loom over the Tasmanian capital and surrounding Storm Bay. If you're up for a long stroll, hike 22 km (14 mi) to the top from the city. From here, you'll enjoy commanding views of Hobart, the Derwent River, and the bay. If you view of the mountain from the city, try to spy the Organ Pipes, a magnificent cliff of dolerite columns. Using our international travel planner, Hobart attractions like Mount Wellington can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Absolutely amazing views all over Hobart. Wonderful landscape. An absolute must do on a clear day. We visited & it was 12 degrees (middle of summer) so take a jumper!  more »
  • Very winding track to drive to get to the top but very beautiful views once up there. Takes about 15-20 mins to get to the top. Go on a clear day otherwise you won’t see anything, there’s a lot of low...  more »
  • Care is needed on the road to the summit, because it is very narrow in places. There was plenty of parking at the top, and very nice board walks to areas with the best views. There's an enclosed viewi...  more »
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  • Beautiful scenery on drive up, amazing views at the top. So many photo ops. Wasn't prepared for how cold it was at the top! Obviously hadn't read the reviews before going up! Must find out what those trees and rocks are. They did remind me of parts of Victoria's Mt. Buffalo which has a distinctive alpine landscape with huge boulders and sparsely foliaged gum trees.
  • Absolutely fantastic views! We went on a very very cold afternoon and I think we got pelted by snow or ice I can’t be sure but it did sting. That aside, it was breathtaking. Cold but beautiful. Layer up well if you go during winter or on cold days if you don’t handle the cold well. Also very easily accessible and only a 30min drive from City Center.
  • Beautiful area. The drive up requires some common sense and courtesy, like knowing that other vehicles are sharing a narrow road so maybe don't drive in the middle around corners? When you get up top it's busy but a large area so plenty of room for everyone.
  • Great views! But often cloudy, take a jacket - even in summertime, it gets cold and foggy at the top. Walking or cycling to the top are only for the very fit, but if you drive up there are several hiking trails at the top. Be prepared for all possible types of weather in any one day.
  • Beautiful views & interesting topographical features. Adequate number of parking available. Can get quite chilly on windy & overcast days even in summer. No food available at the summit but I guess it's a good to keep it clean this way.

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