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    Mt. Wellington

    by seamandrew Written Sep 5, 2004

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    Mt. Wellington as seen from the Derwent.

    This mountain, standing tall behind the city adds to the beautiful city skyline. Many enjoy the trip up to the summit of Mt. Wellington where you have spectacular views of the area around Hobart. There are observation decks up at the summit as well as an observation center where you can find shelter from the quite often harsh winds up there. In the winter, snow covers the mountain for about 2 months and the summit is off limits. I don't know when it will be, but on my next trip to Tasmania, I intend to go up to the summit!

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    Mount Wellington

    by bijo69 Updated Jan 31, 2006

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    A great thing to do on a clear day is a walk up Mount Wellington (or drive up). From top of the 1271m high mountain you'll have splendid vistas on Hobart and the surroundings.
    There are a lot of different tracks up, but they require a certain level of fitness (a return walk takes about 6 hrs). To get to the starting point of the tracks, take bus 48 or 49 from Franklin Square to Fern Tree. From there you've got a 13km walk to the top.

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    MOUNT WELLINGTON

    by balhannah Updated Jan 4, 2010

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    Views from the top
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    You can't visit Hobart and not visit Mt. Wellington. A 21km drive will take you up a winding road through temperate rainforest to sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations, ending with panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island, South Arm and the Tasman Peninsula at the summit.
    The road to the summit was constructed in the early 1930s as a relief scheme for the unemployed.

    There is an Interpretation centre, with big glass windows that protect you from the strong winds, this is really needed, as this is the windiest spot in Hobart! There is also an open viewing platform.

    Dress warmly, as it was quite cool even in Summer.
    Wind speeds have been measured over 157 km/h with rare gusts of up to 200km/h. In winter the mountain is often snowcapped, with lighter snowfalls in Spring, Summer and Autumn, plenty of snow for a Snowman or Snow fight!
    A day on the summit can consist of clear sunny skies, then rain, then snow, then icy winds and then clear again.

    Bushwalking trails and picnic facilities are here also. You see for Miles and Miles, excellent views!

    A MUST VISIT

    Mount Wellington is 1270 metres (around 4,000 feet) above Hobart's harbour, and is only a 20 minute drive from the city.

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    Mount Wellington Visitor's Centre

    by ATXtraveler Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Sarah and her mother in the Mount Wellington site

    If you are headed to Hobart, I would definitely recommend taking a trip to the top of Mount Wellington. Although it is very windy, the view from the top makes it more than worth it.

    With a 360 degree view of the city and surrounding mountains and valleys, this place is ideal for some great pictures. You can look right up the Derwent River past the Cadbury plant, east out to Port Arthur and its historic pennisula, south past Bruny Island and parts beyond.

    This does close in bad weather though, so make sure you go when the weather is safe!

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    See Hobart (and Taz) from Mount Wellington!

    by xuessium Updated Oct 15, 2005

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    This makes a great trip on a clear sunny day where you can catch breath-taking views of Hobart and parts of South Tasmania, 22kms above sea level. There are observation decks at the summit to offer you different vantage points. You can spend about 0.5-1 hour at the summit.

    Please note that it is colder up at the summit and it can get quite windy, so do remember to bring your warm clothes.

    You can catch a Mount Wellington Shuttle Bus Service from near the Tourist Info Office in Hobart for A$25.00 return (circa 2004) per pax. Free & Easy.

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    Mount Wellington, part two

    by iandsmith Updated Mar 15, 2009

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    Over 4,000 ft in height (1270 meters), Mount Wellington is not only a Tasmanian icon, it's an Aussie Icon as well. After Uluru and Kosciusko it's probably Australia's most famous mountain.
    It's important to know that the weather up here can be so different from that in Hobart, even though it's only a few kilometres as the crow flies.
    I took photographs of the falls in the previous tip when the mountain was shrouded in mist and it was drizzling rain yet, in Hobart CBD, it was a sunny day and hadn't looked like raining.
    If you want to explore then getting yourself a map is a smart thing to do, then you can decide on your options as to what you want to do.
    One popular pastime among the fit is to ride a bike up to the summit or, if you're less fit but looking for a thrill, there are tours available that will take you up there, supply you with a bike and you can simply go down the hill.
    Some people walk it but it's a long hard slog and the weather is so changeable.
    It often snows up here, even in summer, and it gets windy......very, very windy at times.
    You have been warned.

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    Mount Wellington

    by iandsmith Written Mar 15, 2009

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    Mount Wellington conjours up dramatic dolerite cliffs, clouds, views over Hobart and the climb to the top.
    But the mount is much more than that. There are tracks all over the place and the rainforest you see here is about 2/3 of the way up the mountain.
    You get to see the odd Octopus Tree (pic 4) with its root system wrapped around a large rock, O'Gradys Falls and, if you want to go down a little further, Strickland Falls. Here there is a picnic area you can drive to and have the option to walk up to the other attractions.

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    Climb Iconic Mt. Wellington

    by AusPinay Updated Apr 7, 2013

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    Mt. Wellington or Kunanyi to the Aborigines or simply the Mountain to locals is Hobart's top tourist attraction and stands around 1,270 metres above sea level.

    The Park where the Mountain sits stretches over 20km west of the Mountain’s pinnacle, and encompasses 18,250ha. Easily accessible from Hobart, Glenorchy and other regional areas, this reserve connects the city to the bush, and the mountains to the waterways.

    More here -http://www.wellingtonpark.org.au/

    Some of the walking tracks - to explore-
    Collins Cap fire trail
    Ringwood fire trail
    East-West fire trail (west from Myrtle Forest Track)
    Mountain River Trail

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    Mt Wellington

    by The_Downunder_Mob Written Jul 28, 2011

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    Visitor centre - Mt Wellington
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    From the top of Mt Wellington, on a clear day, you are rewarded with spectular views. You can see over to the Tasman Penninsula and also to the Southern Wilderness Area. Mt Wellington is 1270 metres (4000 feet) high. It is about 21 km drive from Hobart CBD on good roads, taking you through temperate rainforest to sub-alpine terrain.

    Mt Wellington is noted for its unpredictable weather. Even on the finest day it can be cold and very windy at the summit. It regularly sees snow - even in the middle of summer. My visit was on 31st October.

    There is an interpretation centre and you can take a picnic or cook a barbeque. There are hiking & cycling trails and abseiling for the more adventurous.

    The access roads are well signed if there are closures due to bad weather.

    http://goaustralia.about.com/od/tassightseeing/a/mtwellington.htm

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    Mount Wellington

    by kooka3 Written Aug 4, 2003

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    This mountain overlooks the city. It's nice to look at, but it's better to climb and look from. The view are great. You can see the city and on a good day, the as far as the southwest corner of Tassie.

    If you are really up for a hike, climb the mountain. There are roads and paths. The peak is just over 4,000 feet above sea level. However, you can take a bus up. Better yet, make friends with someone who has a car. :)

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    Mount Wellington.

    by a5floor Written Dec 28, 2006

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    Mount Wellington.
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    When you have the chance, go to Mount Wellington. You will have a great view over Hobart. It will take you about 20 minutes by car to go from the centre of Hobart to the lookout on Mount Wellington.
    I was there at the end of September. At this time of the year you can find some snow on the Mountain. You also will be blown away as the wind is pretty heavy.

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    Mt Wellington

    by liketotravel234 Written May 18, 2010

    You can't visit Hobart and not visit Mt. Wellington. Dress warmly, as it was quite cool even in Summer. Although it is very windy, the view from the top makes it more than worth it. With a view of the city and surrounding mountains and valleys, put everything in Hobart into perspective. You have to have a look!

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    Mt Wellington

    by norain Written May 4, 2009

    Mt Wellington is standing tall behind the city. From the summit, you will have spectacular view of Hobart city. in winter there will be snow cover the summit. I was there in May and there was snow as well.
    Easy way to get there is by Mt Wellington Shuttle bus service which can be booked at the visitor center. There are 2 operating companies to the summit, one costs $25 and another one cozts $20. Everything is exactly the same except the time to reach the summit.
    If you are fit enough, you can get the metro bus route 48 or 49 to the foothills of Mt Wellington and walk up there.

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    Mt Nelson

    by norain Written May 4, 2009

    The signal station located here was built in 1811. From here you can have fantastic views of Hobart. There is teahouse upthere and you can enjoy nice coffee or lunch with glorious views. The teahouse operates from 10am to 4 pm.
    Take the metro bus route 57 or 58 from Franklin Square.

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    The Magnificent Mountain

    by swissfondue Updated Dec 4, 2013

    Hobart sits in the shadow of Mount Wellington and many suburbs are situated in the foothills including South Hobart, Lenah Valley and Fern Tree.

    The mountain is easily accessible by car from the city centre but the road can be impassable during winter when snow is frequent.

    The Wellington Park reserve is a popular area for rock climbing, cycling and bushwalking.

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