MT. WELLINGTON WINTER WALK TOUR
kunanyi / Wellington Park, Hobart
kunanyi/Mt. Wellington Walk with Lunch
10am - 4pm | up to 10km approx. | 4hr walk | Easy - Moderate Trails
Winter is wonderland in Hobart, despite chills, the city comes alive in an intimate way. Rug up and head into the hills for day of up-close nature viewing, matched with warm food and drinks.
Waterfalls, rain forest gullies, snow lines trails.
Known by many names over the past 2000 generations of human occupation, The Mountain is now officially noted on maps and street signs as kunanyi/Mt. Wellington. Over the past 200 years this gorgeous pile of rock has changed names from Table Hill to Montagne du Plateau to Skiddaw to Mount Collins and Table Mountain, before in 1824 it was re-named Mount Wellington after the Duke of Wellington. George Bass is considered the first white man to have climb the Mountain, Christmas day in 1798, though it is debated if he really reached the summit. It very quickly became however, a right of passage to spend a weekend climbing up to the pinnacle to view over the colony of Hobart town. With mountain huts, trails, ice houses, timber route and water courses, the mountains human history is only the surface. However, It is the mountains wildlife, 60 bird species, geological history and over 500 plants that gives this finger of wilderness, its need for protection.
Itinerary & Mt. Wellington Walk Tour Details
Departs Hobart at 10am. We can pick you up from your Hobart CBD hotel or meet us at the Hobart Travel and Information Centre situated on Corner of Davey and Elizabeth street, by Hobart's waterfront. Tour returns to Hobart at 4pm with CBD hotel drop off.
Basic Itinerary - Subject to weather, trail conditions and access.
Morning: Journey from Hobart to The Springs or Fern Tree, enjoy hot drinks for morning tea, look over the map and be introduced to kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
Midday: If conditions are ideal, we will walk the Organ Pipe track or O'Grady's Falls.
Mid afternoon: Lunch in a mountain hut or a the Springs historic/recreation site
Late afternoon: Walk to either sphinx rock or back to Fern Tree via Silver Falls.
Transfer back to Hobart Accommodation, arriving by 4pm.
Please email us if there is a certain aspect or feature of the mountain you wish to walk/visit.
adult - $85
student/concession - $75
youth (10-17 y.o) - $40
Hobart city accommodation pick up
2x guided Mt. Wellington walks
coffee/black and herbal teas
lunch, please advise dietary issues.
Things To Bring:
You must have appropriate
clothing and shoes to participate.
Hiking boots or trail running shoes.
Warm Jacket/Thermals, Layers.
Rain jacket can be provided.