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Mt. Wellington (Kunanyi)
Mt. Wellington (Kunanyi)

Mt. Wellington (Kunanyi)

Pinnacle Road, Hobart, 7054

The Basics

The view from the summit of Mt. Wellington is one of the highlights of a visit to Hobart, and it’s possible to hike or drive to the top. Guided tours often combine a photo stop on Mt. Wellington with other Hobart attractions, such as Richmond Historic Village, Tahune Airwalk, or Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (where you can see Tasmanian devils). Adventurous types can also opt to hike the mountain; it's about a 3-hour hike to the summit lookout point.

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kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour
kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour
$26.67 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great Value for Money
Simply a must for any Hobart holiday. The driver is informative and can manage Bus 203 pretty well in the high winds.
Marcus_S, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Hobart

star-5
Highly recommended!
John_R, Jul 2021
kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour
We were fortunate that it was snowing up on the mountain and our bus had the authority to go past the closed gates. Our driver, Greg, was very informative but also had a sense of humour and very caring of our safety!
star-5
A memorable day trip..
Jon, May 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
An extremely enjoyable day. Jarrod (the tour guide and proprietor of IWander Tasmania) was friendly and engaging and nothing was too much trouble for him, ensuring a smooth and well planned itinerary. The sites visited were varied and well worth visiting. Transportation was clean and comfortable. In all, the tour was a memorable one with fantastic photo opportunities.....5 Stars....!!!
star-5
Great way to see these attractions
Steve, Apr 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
Amazing tour guide, bus was super modern and clean, guide was very knowledgeable and his good relationships with our destinations made every stop so easy and smooth. Whole day felt like clockwork. The sanctuary was amazing and very interactive, the Russell Falls was breathtaking.
star-4
driver was very nice...
ANNAMODE_P, Oct 2021
kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour
driver was very nice knowledgeable of the city and tourist destinations. the time allotted for the tour was just right and value for money definitely.
star-4
Definitely a must do whilst in Hobart.
Jade_H, Oct 2021
Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour & Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
Was a very straight forward trip. All very quick stops. Great to experience. Would love to come back again.
star-5
Amazind day
Jaqueline_D, Jul 2021
Mt Wellington Tour and MONA Admission
Had an amazing day!! enjoyed the whole experience and the guide was fantastic, Views were jaw dropping
star-4
A 'must do' when in Hobart
Philip_O, Oct 2021
kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour
Amazing views from the coach and from the top of the mountain. Driver Greg was friendly and knowledgeable.
star-5
Wonderful!
Ashleigh_P, Jul 2021
Mt Wellington Tour and MONA Admission
Such an amazing experience! Our tour guide Mark had so much knowledge about Tasmania and it’s history and attractions. I would definitely recommend this tour and a special thank you to Mark who made our time in Hobart such an incredible experience!
star-5
Great Day Out
Michelle_N, Oct 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
The whole day was great from the moment Jordan picked me up from my accommodation. We had plenty of time to explore and the tips on what to see to make the most our visit was awesome.
star-5
Must do!
Lyndoninoz, Jul 2021
Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour & Hobart Hop-On Hop-Off Bus
This whole experience was wonderful. Drivers knowledge of the area and its native flora and fauna was impressive. The lookout itself was simply stunning. We’ll set up with easily accessible indoor and outdoor viewing platforms and toilets. While on our journey up the mountain there was some snowfall which added to the thrill of the experience.
star-5
GREAT tour !
Lucy_S, Sep 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
Lovely experience, was a very polite and well informed tour guide. would highly recommend Jarrod and this tour to others.
star-5
Snow tour
Stephen_T, Sep 2021
kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour
Snow!! The drive was great and the guide was very friendly and approachable. We would recommend to anyone

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bring all-weather clothing, even in summer. The weather can change abruptly on the mountaintop, and it’s often chilly even when it’s sunny down in Hobart.

  • There is an observation shelter and restrooms at the summit.

  • The lookout point is wheelchair accessible with easy access from the parking area.

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How to Get There

Mt. Wellington is located just west of Hobart. The main entry point is at Fern Tree, from where the winding 13.5-mile (22-kilometer) Pinnacle Road runs up to the summit. Buses operate from downtown Hobart to Fern Tree, from where it’s also possible to hike to the summit.

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When to Get There

Views from Mt. Wellington are most stunning at sunrise or sunset, especially on clear days. While Pinnacle Road is typically accessible year-round, you will need a 4WD vehicle in the winter months and it may be closed during periods of extreme weather.

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Outdoor Activities at Mt. Wellington

Mt. Wellington is the grand centerpiece of the gigantic Mt. Wellington Park, where adventure seekers will find plenty to do. Hikers can scale neighboring Sleeping Beauty, Collins Cap, and Cathedral Rock mountains, or enjoy numerous short hikes and bushwalks through the forests and mountain valleys. Alternatively, explore off-road in a 4WD vehicle, go mountain biking or horseback riding along the scenic Pipeline Track, or head to Organ Pipes Cliffs to enjoy rock climbing and abseiling.

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