Mt. Wellington Half-Day Hiking Tour
From AUD $55.00
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: P2P321
This tour is perfect for nature lovers who wish to explore more than just a drive to the summit of Hobart's famous mountain. Let our guides take the hassle out of hiking Mt. Wellington, with city pick up/drop off and great local knowledge. Experience Tasmanian alpine vegetation as we hike to the pinnacle, via the zig zag trail or under the organ pipes. Visit the lesser known rainforest gullies, rivulets and waterfalls. Our guides are qualified and know the best local trails to share with you. Operates Saturday and Sunday / by request - approx. 5.5km/3.4mi - 840m ascent - 2.5-3hrs hiking time.
- Tour Starts 1:00PM from the Hobart Travel and Information Centre (20 Davey Street) right in the city by the waterfront
- Drive to Fern Tree Park, approx. 15 minutes, where guides will introduce you to the mountains history and discuss day trip over the Wellington Park walking map. Toilet facilities available.
- First up we hike to 'The Springs' a source for Hobart's water supply. We follow one of the many fern gullies passing by small waterfalls, nestled in rainforest. We then follow the trail as it changes into a mixed forests and mountain gullies.
- With the cafe Lost Freight on site to supply us with fresh coffee to help get us up the rest of the mountain.
- Our afternoon we hike the Zig-Zag Trail, 1.5 hours, enjoying the views of Hobart, the famous Organ Pipes and learning of the harsh alpine environment. (alternative route - The Organ Pipe track)
- Arriving on the summit we will be rewarding with one of the best view in Australia! On a clear day, one-third of Tasmania is visible. Take in the views from 4 lookouts and make the final small climb to the trig point.
- Drive from the mountain summit back to Hobart for a drop off approx. 5:00pm
- Guided by qualified local guides, you will experience kunanyi/Mt. Wellington like a local. Our team love sharing Tasmania and will bring to life the natural and cultural history that makes up Tassie.