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  1. Australia
  2. Tasmania
  3. Hobart
  4. Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington Summit Hike Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 143511
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Hike up the summit of Kunanyi/Mount Wellington on this guided hiking tour. Enjoy a hot drink from local cafe on the mountain side and enjoy a half-day experience from Hobart.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at panoramic views of Hobart and south Tasmania
  • Hike in a unique Tasmanian alpine enviroment
  • Enjoy a hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate at the springs cafe
Full description
Drive from Hobart to the leafy suburb of Fern Tree, via historic South Hobart.
Arriving at Fern Tree, view the walking map and learn the minimal impact walking principles of leave no trace.

Starting your hike to the summit of the mountain, 1272 meters (about 4173 feet) above Hobart, visit Silver Falls along the lush Pipeline track. The morning part of your Mount Wellington hike ascends up via mixed wet and dry forest.

Grab a coffee or tea from the lovely lost freight cafe.

Your afternoon hike is the iconic zig-zag trail. With sensational views over Southern Tasmania, the trail is a mix of steep stairs and moderate uphill sections. Enjoy the panoramic views, sub-alpine flora and history of Wellington Park. View the spectacular rock columns, the Organ Pipes, popular with dare-devil climbers.

Arriving on the summit after approximately 2 hours of hiking, soak up the views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania from 4 lookouts.

Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tea, coffee, or hot drink
  • Professional local guide
  • Hiking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch/snacks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tour departs from Hobart travel and information center (16-20 Davey Street). Outside info center, tour bus pickup zone.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking on uneven surfaces
• Please bring a warm layer of clothing as the summit is 10 degrees colder
• Please bring a water bottle and sun protection such as hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc
• This tour involves hiking 800 meters (about 2624 feet) in elevation
• This tour involves hiking 6-7 kilometers over some steep, uneven terrain
• This tour is a grade 3 hike