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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Wrest Point
Wrest Point
4.5 out of 5
410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS
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The price is AU$134 per night from 26 Nov. to 26 Nov.
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (962 reviews)
"There is some history with it being the first legal casino in Australia."

Reviewed on 29 Sep. 2021

Wrest Point
Pipeline Chalet kunanyi / Mt Wellington
Pipeline Chalet kunanyi / Mt Wellington
50 Grays Rd, Hobart, TAS
Located in Fern Tree, this romantic chalet is within 1 mile (2 km) of Wellington Park and Middle Track Trailhead. Organ Pipes and Waterworks Reserve are also ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Beautiful
"Great property with beautiful view and very peaceful."

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2020

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
4.5 out of 5
1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$179 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Located in Hobart Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Franklin Wharf and Constitution Dock. Maritime ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,003 reviews)
"Staff always wonderful when ever we stay. Great location. Always stay here."

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 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 26 Nov. to 26 Nov.
Wrest Point
Pipeline Chalet kunanyi / Mt Wellington
Pipeline Chalet kunanyi / Mt Wellington
50 Grays Rd, Hobart, TAS
Pipeline Chalet kunanyi / Mt Wellington
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
4.5 out of 5
1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$179 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
110 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$172 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
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
RACV Hobart Hotel
RACV Hobart Hotel
4 out of 5
154-156 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$160 per night from 3 Nov. to 3 Nov.
RACV Hobart Hotel
Bay View Villas
Bay View Villas
4 out of 5
34 Poets Rd., West Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$169 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Bay View Villas
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1 Macquarie St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$159 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
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