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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  • This is a must go place in Hobart, you can't miss it! If you have the luck of getting a clear sky day, even more. Great view of the city and amazing experience . If you have the time and fitness, cycl...  more »
  • It was extremely windy the day we visited - so much so we didn’t feel safe going onto the boardwalks and viewing platform. I was pretty sure we would get blown away ! Quite a drive to the top but well...  more »
  • Didn't expect to be driving 'above the clouds in February', but that's what happened. We just choose the wrong day to do it, but still worth going for the experience.  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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Hobart features a varied selection of budget and mid-range rooms located within striking distance of the central business district. You can choose from single rooms in small but comfortable hotels, or spacious suites with sweeping views of the Derwent River. If you want to avoid the central areas, look for rooms in North Hobart, where you can stay moments away from some of the city's finest restaurants. Throughout the city, backpacker hostels and pubs with rooms for rent provide another affordable alternative for those traveling on a shoestring.
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