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Holidays in Mt. Wellington

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Mt. Wellington which includes a sunset, general coastal views and views

Majestic columns of rock rise to the peak of this often snow-capped mountain, providing a playground for nature lovers, and a stunning backdrop for Hobart.

Mount Wellington has been popular with locals as a recreational park since the mid-1800s when huts were built at strategic sites for hikers. Remnants of these huts exist, and some of those built in the 1900s are still in use. Charles Darwin climbed the mountain in 1836 when he visited Hobart on his round-the-world trip on the HMS Beagle. Today the area offers all sorts of outdoor pursuits, from mountain biking to rock climbing.

Temperate rainforest cloaks the lower reaches of the mountain but as the elevation increases subalpine forests and trickling springs take over. Choose from bushwalking trails that range from 20-minute strolls to seven-hour hikes. There are walks to suit every fitness level, but be mindful as some tracks are shared with mountain bikers.

Follow the Radfords Monument & Rocky Whelans Cave track to see a bushranger’s hideout. Rocky Whelan, who terrorised Hobart with several murder-robberies in the mid-1800s, is said to have hid in a cave just below the Springs, before he was captured and hanged in 1855. Radfords Monument is dedicated to George Radford, who died on the mountain while competing in a foot race in 1903.

Take the walk from the Springs to Sphinx Rock for a stunning view of the Organ Pipes, Mount Wellington’s dolerite columns, popular with experienced rock climbers.

At the southwest platform of the Pinnacle, learn about the significance of the mountain for Tasmania’s Aboriginal people, who know it as “kunanyi”. From the Pinnacle you get 360-degree views across Hobart and the Derwent River on a fine day, and an eerie immersion in mist on cloudier days.

It is often considerably colder, and very windy, at Mount Wellington’s peak at 1,271 metres (4,166 feet), so be sure to take warm clothing. Free fire wood is provided at some hikers and picnickers huts. There are no shops or restaurants on the mountain, so pack your own food if you’re planning to make a day of it.

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496 Cheap Hotels Near Mt. Wellington

Wrest Point
Wrest Point
4.5 out of 5
410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS
The price is AU$134 per night from 27 Aug. to 27 Aug.
Located in Sandy Bay, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Salamanca Place, Salamanca Market and Constitution Dock. Hobart Cruise Terminal and Mount Nelson ...
4.2/5Very Good! (944 reviews)
"Great fast no problem"

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

Wrest Point
Pipeline Chalet Kunanyi / Mt Wellington
Pipeline Chalet Kunanyi / Mt Wellington
50 Grays Rd, Hobart, TAS
Located in Fern Tree, this chalet is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Organ Pipes and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Mt. Wellington. Cascade Brewery and Cascades Female Factory Historic ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Beautiful
"Great property with beautiful view and very peaceful."

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2020

Pipeline Chalet Kunanyi / Mt Wellington
Bay View Villas
Bay View Villas
4 out of 5
34 Poets Rd., West Hobart, TAS
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$136 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Located in West Hobart, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Caldew Park, Salamanca Market and Salamanca Place. Cascade Brewery and Hobart Cruise ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (939 reviews)
"Loved the location, views and great facilities, everything about the stay was great value and the perfect location in Hobart ."

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2021

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Wrest Point
Wrest Point
4.5 out of 5
410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS
The price is AU$134 per night from 27 Aug. to 27 Aug.
Wrest Point
Pipeline Chalet Kunanyi / Mt Wellington
Pipeline Chalet Kunanyi / Mt Wellington
50 Grays Rd, Hobart, TAS
Pipeline Chalet Kunanyi / Mt Wellington
Bay View Villas
Bay View Villas
4 out of 5
34 Poets Rd., West Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$136 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Bay View Villas
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
4.5 out of 5
1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$199 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
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Relax at Ridgeway - Native Bushland Views
Relax at Ridgeway - Native Bushland Views
11 Ridgeway Rd, Hobart, TAS
Relax at Ridgeway - Native Bushland Views
Large House, Centrally Located With Amazing Views
Large House, Centrally Located With Amazing Views
12 Ruth Dr, Hobart, TAS
Large House, Centrally Located With Amazing Views
Gracious Living of a Time Gone by - Warm and Inviting
Gracious Living of a Time Gone by - Warm and Inviting
60 Cascade Rd., Hobart, TAS
Gracious Living of a Time Gone by - Warm and Inviting
Central Hobart Crash Pad
Central Hobart Crash Pad
11 MacFarlane St, 1, Hobart, TAS
Central Hobart Crash Pad
Soho City Pad Hobart
Soho City Pad Hobart
11 MacFarlane St, 3, Hobart, TAS
Soho City Pad Hobart
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