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Mount Wellington, Hobart

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Hobart tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Mount Wellington and other attractions in Hobart.
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  • I short half hour drive from Hobart central will get you to the Mount Wellington summit. With spectacular views on offer it is well worth the effort. Wear warm cloths, as it is a lot cooler on the sum...  read more »
  • A great short walk with very little effort required, can be accessed from numerous places. Had a bridge which is good for taking photos from a safe distance. It was a nice day out, sheltered from the ...  read more »
  • Windy trip up the mountain. Temparture drops about 10 degrees from Hobart and then the wind hits you Brrr. Very good view and well worth the drive. Take warm clothes. 
  • Fantastic views of Hobart and the surrounding area. Hilights the natural beauty of the area. We found a couple of nice lookout points on the way up that provide unique views of the area and the local flora and rock formations. Very good parking on the summit with a great observation room with binoculars and observation deck. Plenty of tourists when we were there but it didnt seem crowded. Very good amenities at the summit.
  • Beautiful peak, accessible by car. Well worth the half hour drive from Hobart. Nice display at summit and breathtaking views. Dress appropriately as it's typically 10 degrees cooler than Hobart.
  • Great location to see the city of Hobart. We went on winter. Luckily the weather was good and we can reach the pinnacle on car. If you go on winter, make sure to check the weather forecasts and road block. You can find the information on the city website. And don't forget to wear proper clothes, because it's really freezing....
  • Top the mountain. If you are in Hobart then don't miss this point. There would be wind and cold. So take all your warm cloths with you. Spectacular view, try to be there before sunset so that you can have the view with light dark and the lights on of Hobart city. Won't regret. Just be aware of the weather. Usually it is always windy and cold up in there.
  • 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.
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