Mount Wellington (kunanyi)

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Wellington Park

Wellington Park

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This touch of wilderness on Hobart's doorstep offers walking, climbing, abseiling, cycling and sightseeing opportunities less than a half-hour drive from the city. Only in Tasmania would you find so much wilderness and natural beauty so close to the city. Mt Wellington is visible from just about anywhere in Hobart and locals, not surprisingly, refer to it as "the mountain". The views from the summit of Mt Wellington are truly superb.

The 21 kilometre drive to the summit passes through temperate rainforest to sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations and ends with panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island, D'Entrecasteux Channel and into the South West Wilderness. On the mountain are numerous walking tracks ranging from easy strolls to tough climbs through cool forests and past springs, cascades, waterfalls and the soaring dolerite columns of the Organ Pipes.


  • Sight-seeing
  • Picnics
  • Photography
  • Walking / hiking
  • Adventure sports including climbing and abseiling
  • Cycling and mountain biking


  • Lookout
  • Walking trail
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecues
  • Car park
  • Toilets

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements..
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.

Photo credits: Wellington Park

Location & Supplier

Mount Wellington (kunanyi)

Address: Pinnacle Observation Shelter and Boardwalk, Hobart, Tas 7054

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