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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  • October 12, 2017
    Had a nice drive up the mountain Be careful and slow down with incoming traffic Dress warm Not worth on overcast day  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    Despite the strong wind the view up here was simply beautiful. You’ll be able to see the whole Hobart city surrounded by the sea along the coast. Recommended to stay around 20-30 minutes as there is n...  more »
  • October 10, 2017
    The weather was not so good however I drove to the top and saw a fantástic view of the city below and the sea beyond. I also walked around and saw wild autoctone animals and had a lovely morning. Some...  more »
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  • August 21, 2017
    We were expecting a good lookout, but we were shocked at just how how high up we were. It felt like looking at the city from an airplane, and the rocks and boulders looked like the surface of the moon. Even though we went on a hazy day, the views were remarkable. There are several lookout platforms and all are worth checking out. This is a really unique experience and a must-do in Hobart.
  • September 3, 2017
    This place is spectacular- a must-visit if you're in Hobart. The views on the drive up/down were incredible and it was amazing once you cross the snowline...and then the road just keeps climbing and climbing. Make sure you dress warmly!
  • May 21, 2017
    One of my favourite places in Tassie! It might not be the most picturesque mountain to look at from the ground, although I personally love the look of it looming over the city, but the views from it more than make up for that. The whole drive up is awesome, and there are a few good places to pull in and admire the view before you reach the top. Also some nice springs, waterfalls and beautiful walking tracks around the mountain. Once you reach the summit, the views are just stunning. You can see a very long way on a clear day, and it's a fantastic place for taking photos or just enjoying the view of Hobart and its surrounding areas. Make sure that you've checked both the forecast and the current weather before you head up as it can often be quite a contrast from Hobart's weather. Expect it to be much windier and colder, even in the warmer months. Visiting the mountain with snow on it is a must do. Hobart is a pretty lucky to have snow within a twenty minute drive for much of the winter. Occasionally the road to the summit will be closed if they haven't yet had the chance to clear enough snow from the road, but if it's open the drive up looks really cool with snow on the side of the road and then the awesome view off to the side. There's also enough snow at the top or at other points up the mountain for snowball fights ;)
  • August 14, 2017
    Weather can be cold and windy. Prepare some warm clothings. The view of Hobart and its surroundings is spectacular. Worth the trip driving up the narrow and winding road. Bring water and if planning to stay longer.
  • September 13, 2017
    Great tourist stop, staggering views, very accessible by car, although weather can be an issue with high winds and not much shelter. Can get quite busy, but easy to escape the crowds on some of the tracks if that's your thing.

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