Mount WELLINGTON is a beautiful mountain in south eastern Tasmania. It is just west of Hobart. It gives awesome views in many directions. In winter the locals play in the snow of Mt Wellington. It has a number of great bush walks and there is an exciting bike ride down the mountain. There is an emergency shelter on the peak, but no other facilities. There is much accommodation in nearby Hobart.
From the Mt Wellington summit you are 30 minutes from HOBART CBD and the SOUTH of HOBART. You are 60 minutes from the NORTH of HOBART, BELLERIVE and PONTVILLE. Nearby places are described in the REGION HOBART page.
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FACILITIES: There is an emergency shelter on Mount Wellington. Mt Wellington is close to the Hobart CBD, which has the largest shopping precinct in Tasmania. There are also shopping precincts in the Hobart suburbs. There is much accommodation in Greater HOBART.
TOURIST information is at 20 Davey Street, HOBART CBD, the telephone is (03) 6230 8233 or contact www.wellington.org.au or www.hobartcity.com.au
BIKE DESCENDING tours from Mount Wellington the contact is www.mtwellingtondescent.com.au or (03) 6272 9884
MOUNT WELLINGTON also offers walking, cycling, climbing and even abseiling opportunities. Telephone (03) 6238 0200
SIGHT: HOBART is rated as one of the most beautiful cities in the World, because Mt Wellington towers over its beautiful harbour. The views from the summit are simply awesome, as the mountain is 1270 metres high. There are also some great bush walks on Mt Wellington, which give awesome views of the harbour and the City.
ROUTE: From HOBART CBD drive west onto B64 Huon Road, which exits from the western side of the City. A few kilometres out of the city in the hilly suburbs, you will see C615 Pinnacle Road, takes you to the summit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5/ The Mount Wellington summit presents a bleak tundra landscape. These fields are frequently snow covered.
6/ The tundra landscape is punctuated by some interesting rocky outcrops.
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.
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.
9/ This view shows you the station at the base of the telecommunications tower.
10/ In this view looking east you can see most of Hobart including the Hobart CBD.
11/ This view looks south down the Derwent Estuary.
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.
13/ This was one of the walkways from Fern Tree. It was in a very good condition and was suitable for both walkers and riders.
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.
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.