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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. Use our Hobart tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Mount Wellington and other attractions in Hobart.
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  • Good spot! Can see a lot from there, and even the clouds under you if you are lucky enough. Stay until after dark to watch the city view. On the way back in dark, be careful not to run over wallabies ...  more »
  • It's not far from downtown Hobart, but I think you need a car or to go on a tour. We had a car. The drive up is on narrow (but easy) road and passed through lovely forest. At the top, there are a numb...  more »
  • We chose the perfect day to visit Mt Wellington, no fog and with sunshine gave us amazing views of the city. It's roughly 25 minutes from the centre of town. Its not hard to get to if you're driving. ...  more »
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  • Beautiful views of storm bay and Hobart surroundings. Wear a good jacket for the pinnacle /trails even in summer, feels like temps can be easy below zero even in summer. Also watch the weather since the roads can be closed due to snow. Good trails and mountain bike rides in the surroundings.
  • Stunning. It gets pretty cold so make sure you wrap up warm, but the views are absolutely worth it. The colours of the plants are beautiful and the rock formations are fascinating. If you get there when it's clear, the view is phenomenal. Watching the clouds swoop in and rush across the ground before you was an incredible experience. I will recommend Kunanyi to everyone!
  • Kunanyi is just a short 20 minute drive from Hobart city. Must visit location for visitors. Parking and toilet facilities available at the pinnacle. Panoramic views of Hobart and surrounds as well as river Derwent, plus plenty of walks to suit all fitness levels.
  • Freezing cold up there. A lots of fog after rain, blocking the view. Therefore my advice is to go up there during clear sky and sun shining time.
  • We rented a car out and drove to the top of Mount Wellington. Its a beautiful drive with stunning scenery. The road can get a little tight on the way up but there is more than enough parking at the top. From the summit you can look for miles over Hobart - There are multiple viewing platforms and an observation room. Bring some warm clothing and a jacket - it can get very cold on the top of the mountain.