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Mt Wellington

1/ Mount Wellington is the beautiful mountain that towers over Hobart. This is the view from just south of Hobart City. Note the massive telecommunications tower on the summit.

Mt Wellington

2/ This view was taken from the Mt Wellington summit shelter and looks north. Notice how the forest covered mountains come right up to the edge of the Hobart suburbs.

Mt Wellington

3/ This is the Mt Wellington summit shelter. It looks down on Hobart City. In the distance to the right you can see the Tasman Bridge that crosses the River Derwent.

Mt Wellington

4/ This is the Mt Wellington summit shelter. The walkway leads to two lookouts. Behind the shelter is the massive communications tower. There is a plan to build a cable car from Hobart City to near this shelter. It will allow for very easy access to this awesome point.

Mt Wellington

5/ The Mount Wellington summit presents a bleak tundra landscape. These fields are frequently snow covered.

Mt Wellington

6/ The tundra landscape is punctuated by some interesting rocky outcrops.

Mt Wellington

7/ This is one of a number of trails that lead down from the Mt Wellington summit. It is used by both walkers and riders.

Mt Wellington

8/ This is the massive telecommunications tower on the Mt Wellington summit. I estimated that it was at least 120 metres high. It can be seen from all over the Hobart area.

Mt Wellington

9/ This view shows you the station at the base of the telecommunications tower.

Mt Wellington

10/ In this view looking east you can see most of Hobart including the Hobart CBD.

Mt Wellington

11/ This view looks south down the Derwent Estuary.

Mt Wellington

12/ Halfway to the Mt Wellington summit is the settlement of Fern Tree. There is a church, cafe, a car park and a bus stop at Fern Tree. Many walks around Mt Wellington start from this point.

Mt Wellington

13/ This was one of the walkways from Fern Tree. It was in good condition and was suitable for both walkers and riders.

Mt Wellington

14/ This is the view of Mt Wellington seen from Taroona, which is about which is about 15 kilometres south east of the Mt Wellington summit.

Mt Wellington

15/ This is the view of Mt Wellington from Blackmans Bay, which is about 20 kilometres south east of Mt Wellington. Just south west of Mt Wellington is a strange peak called Mt Sleeping Beauty. When viewed from the south Mt Sleeping Beauty looks like a lady looking up at the clouds. It is the rocky peak on the left of this photo.

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