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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  • We went to Mt Wellington on a clear day and it was breath taking well worth a visit. There are all different walking tracks you can take. A must see if you travel to Hobart.  more »
  • Make sure you wear a warm jacket and a beanie. Mt Wellington is a good place to visit if you are in Hobart. The top is often in the clouds so there is not always a good view unless it clears. It is fr...  more »
  • For this visit to reveal its spectacular views the weather needs to be fine and clear skies. We lucked out and had both, our reward was amazing views of Hobart and the Derwent valley. You can literall...  more »
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  • The view is everything. We were lucky enough to arrive to a crystal clear morning with not a cloud in the sky. The temperature here was 10 degrees cooler than the city itself making for a crisp 10oC during the first week of February (last month of summer). There are many different views, all panoramic and offering different vistas. There is also a great indoor building with sweeping views of Hobart for those not wanting to brave the cool weather.
  • On a day when the sky is blue and the sun makes all below sparkle, the view from Mt. Wellington is just spectacular. Unfortunately the height of the mountain has a strange effect on many of those that visit ... they turn back into the apes we humans derived from. The temptation to climb over the rocks is far to strong , to yell and scream like demented animals and not sit and listen to the mountain wind talking just unappealing . And the need to wonder off the pathways built to protect everyone and everything is clearly too great for most. Fortunately the mountain is often shrouded in mist when the view over the fabulous surrounds are only availble momentarily. Probably that is the best time to visit.
  • Easily one of my favourite all time places, a must visit for anyone non-local or local... Also... Please be respectful of the land and wildlife, it is unique and special up there, let's keep it that way... Cheers
  • Great view of Hobart, the weather is up to 10 degrees colder than town so be prepared with proper clothing. The walking tracks are long (1.5 to 3 hours one way). Bring enough water and leave enough time to do the return journey comfortably. Take care on the drive up!
  • Well worth the drive up to the summit. Breathtaking views of Hobart and surrounding area. Wheelchair parking and accessibility. Recommended for everyone. Remember to bring a windbreaker as it will be rather windy and ten degrees cooler than it is in the city.

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