kunanyi/Mt. Wellington & Cascade Brewery - Half Day Tour
Please note this tour is subject to weather conditions on the mountain.
Adult $55 | Con $45 | Child $20
1:30pm | Departs Hobart Travel and Information Centre - times may vary depending on weather
No visit to Tasmania is complete without a trip to the summit of Mt. Wellington and a visit to Australia's oldest operating brewery, Cascade. Join our Half-Day tour from Hobart to the mountain.
Explore more than just the summit, stopping at the 'springs' to learn the natural and cultural history of Hobart's backyard and Cascade to taste Australia's oldest beer.
Highlights: The Pinnacle, Alpine environment, coffee and beer tasting options, scenic drive 1272m high.
Table Hill, Montagne du Plateau, Skiddaw, Mount Collins, Table Mountain, Mount Wellington and now kunanyi. Without 'the mountain' there would be no Hobart as we know it. During settlement the greatest asset was water, firstly from the Hobart Rivulet and later carried down the mountain through a system of aqueducts, pipelines and reservoirs to supply the town below. It was not just the water, – timber, stone, food, ice, skins, ferns and seeds were integral resources taken from the mountain. The greatest beer in the colony was produced with its water, endured and loved by Cascade founder Peter Degraves.
A place of recreation since colonial days and standing over 4000 feet above sea level, kunanyi/Mt. Wellington defines Hobart and it's residents, past and present. Whether you enjoy bird watching, rock climbing, cycling, running, walking, botanising, hiking, caving or simply just taking in views, The mountain is a special place to everyone who visits. kunanyi, a palawa word is the duel name for the mountain as given by the Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
Departs Hobart at 1:30pm. Meet us outside the Hobart Travel and Information Centre situated on Corner of Davey and Elizabeth street, by Hobart's waterfront. Tour returns to Hobart at 4pm. approx.
First Stop: 'The Springs' short lookout/cliff views, coffee from Lost Freight cafe
Second Stop: Mountain summit, the pinnacle lookout and shelter.
Third Stop: Cascade Brewery, taste the beer, learn the history walk the gardens.
Drive the pinnacle road, via south Hobart, Fern Tree and historic Hobart.
$55 per adult
$45 per concession/student
$20 for children 5-17 years inclusive
Things To Bring
We suggest wearing warm, comfortable clothing and shoes. Please bring AUD Money for coffee and beer.
It's a good idea to bring a rain jacket and don't forget your camera as there are plenty of photo opportunities!