Kunanyi / Mount Wellington

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Kunanyi / Mount Wellington: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hobart: kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus Pass

1. Hobart: kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus Pass

Hop aboard the Explorer Bus nearby Hobart’s waterfront and begin the 1270 meter ascent up kunanyi/Mt. Wellington. As you make the upward journey, you’ll be treated to spectacular views over Hobart and deep into the horizon. At the summit, explore the lookouts and observation shelter. Enjoy the freedom of being able to hop-on and hop-off the bus at whatever stop you choose. If you like, instead of taking the bus straight to the top you can get off at some of the stops along the way and then hop back on a later bus. Explore stops including Fern Tree Park, The Springs, The Chalet, Big Bend, and The Pinnacle. Discover a wide range of bushwalking tracks throughout Wellington Park, suitable for all ages and abilities. Afterward, hop-on a later bus to return to Hobart. Listen to an informative commentary as travel. Buses are wheelchair accessible and can carry mountain bikes, providing easier access to the growing network of mountain bike trails throughout Wellington Park.

Hobart: Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass

2. Hobart: Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass

Journey 1270 meters above sea level to the summit of Kunanyi/Mt. Wellington, and experience magnificent views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. Have 30 minutes to explore the summit or hop on and hop off along the way. Enjoy the freedom of being able to hop on and off the bus at whatever stop you choose. At the summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington, you'll have 30 minutes to visit the observation shelter and take in panoramic views from the lookouts. If you're looking for a little more adventure, get off at five Wellington Park bus stops. Explore stops including Fern Tree Park, The Springs, The Chalet, Big Bend, and The Pinnacle.

Mt Wellington: Ultimate Experience from Hobart

3. Mt Wellington: Ultimate Experience from Hobart

Relax and enjoy the live commentary as the tour departs the iconic Hobart waterfront to make it's way through the city to begin the ascent of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Enjoy some local history and insights as you pass by historic Salamanca Place and the local suburb of South Hobart. Breathe the alpine air as the ascent begins, stopping at The Springs to enjoy a self-guided walk at the Western Wilderness Lookout or relax with the opportunity to purchase a hot drink from the cafe. View the massive rock formation of the Organ Pipes before arriving at the summit. Join the escorted tour to the Observatory and enjoy unsurpassed views of Hobart and surrounding suburbs and vast waterways. After your descent from the mountain, enjoy a brief stop at the remains of the Female Factory to gain insight into the lives of the women convicts once imprisoned there. Relax as you make your way back to the waterfront where your tour concludes.

Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

4. Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

This nature lover’s day trip begins with pickup from Hobart hotel. Then, journey through the picturesque Derwent Valley. Drive past Australia's oldest operating pub. Continue on to Mt. Field National Park, where Russell Falls is a must-see. Stroll underneath enormous fern forests and some of the world’s tallest trees to the waterfall. Next, follow the freshwater back to New Norfolk, where your guide will explain its interesting history.   Stretch and grab a bite to eat before the next stop. Head to a Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to hand-feed kangaroos and discover Tasmanian devils. End your day in the picturesque town of Richmond before returning to Hobart. The Mt Wellington summit time depends on the weather (cloud cover) and will either be early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Hobart: Mount Wellington and Hobart Sightseeing Combo Ticket

5. Hobart: Mount Wellington and Hobart Sightseeing Combo Ticket

A combined ticket for two iconic Hobart sightseeing tours. Board the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus and travel 1270 metres above sea level to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. It's a 2 hour return tour with 30 minutes at the summit to visit the observation shelter and lookouts. Experience panoramic views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. Hop back on the bus for the return journey down the mountain to Hobart. Next it's time to join the official sightseeing tour of Hobart! Hop-on and hop-off at 20 different stops featuring the best sights and attractions in and around the city. Or stay on board and do the full 90-minute city loop tour. The choice is yours! Red Decker’s open-top double decker buses provide unrivalled views of this beautiful city, including local landmarks such as the River Derwent, Tasman Bridge and kunanyi/Mt Wellington as well as an abundance of colonial architecture and city streetscapes.

20 Minute Scenic Hobart Plane Flight

6. 20 Minute Scenic Hobart Plane Flight

If you are vising Hobart, or a local, the Hobart City Scenic Flight is a great opportunity to see the wonderful city from a new perspective. Over 30 breathtaking minutes, you will depart Cambridge Airport, fly over the Eastern Shore and cross the Derwent River. You’ll have spectacular views of this beautiful river and its bridges, including the Tasman Bridge, as you track up river toward the world-class MONA and the Northern Suburbs. Fly down river past Mt Wellington, the 1270m high majestic backdrop to Hobart City. In winter, its rugged peaks are often dusted with snow. Next, fly over Hobart City  and the harbor area before passing Kingston, the South Arm coastal community and Clifton Beach, a popular surfing location, on your return to Cambridge. If you live in the city, the pilot will do their best to fly overhead! The aircraft type will vary according to group size.

Hobart: Mount Wellington and Richmond Village Shuttle

7. Hobart: Mount Wellington and Richmond Village Shuttle

On this combination tour, you will start the day with our kunanyi/Mt Wellington Tour, offering a breath-taking journey to the mountain summit. Here you'll have 30 minutes to explore the spectacular views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. Return to the Hobart waterfront with an hour to explore before commencing the afternoon Richmond Village Tour. Richmond historical village is home to Australia’s oldest bridge, Catholic Church and gaol. This part of the tour offers a generous 2.5 hours to explore this historical town at your own pace.

Kunanyi & Mt Wellington Explorer Bus: One-Way Bus Pass

8. Kunanyi & Mt Wellington Explorer Bus: One-Way Bus Pass

The Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus departs daily from Hobart’s waterfront to the summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Travel one-way to the summit 1270 meters above sea level and experience spectacular views over Hobart and beyond. Use your One-Way Bus Pass to do the 50-minute one-way trip. Explore this diverse alpine landscape and the growing network of bushwalking tracks and mountain bike trails throughout Wellington Park. Then make your own way back down the mountain to Hobart on foot or mountain bike. This tour includes a professional and informative commentary in English. The buses can carry your mountain bikes, providing easier access to the growing network of mountain bike trails throughout Wellington Park. Participants can also walk from Kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit to Hobart and have a stunning 3-hour (13.6km) walk. The mountain bike ride from Kunanyi/Mt Wellington to the summit is approximately 1-hour. 

48-Hour Hobart City Loop Tour and Mt Wellington

9. 48-Hour Hobart City Loop Tour and Mt Wellington

Rising 1270 meters above sea level to the summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington, you complete a 2-hour return tour which includes 30 minutes to explore the summit. Or if you’re looking for a little more adventure, you have the option to hop-on and hop-off at five Wellington Park bus stops to explore a wide range of short walks or mountain bike trails on Kunanyi/Mt Wellington. The mountain features a surprisingly diverse landscape from shaded fern gullies to tall eucalypt forests and alpine boulder fields. Enjoy the natural beauty and serenity of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington at your own pace and then hop-on a later bus to return to Hobart. Bus stops include Fern Tree Park, The Springs, The Chalet, Big Bend, and The Pinnacle. Tour includes professional and informative commentary in English. The Kunanyi/Mt Wellington city to summit shuttle operates between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Use your 48 hour City Loop ticket to join the official sightseeing tour of Hobart; choose from 20 different stops featuring the best sights and attractions in and around Hobart. Hop-on, hop-off as many times as you like or stay on board and do the 90-minute city loop tour – the choice is yours. The open-top double decker buses provide unrivaled views of this beautiful city. Enjoy professional and informative commentary that is available in English or, on select buses, a choice of 7 additional languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish. Complimentary earphones are available from your driver. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from the time you first board. City Loop buses operate between 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Board the bus at any of our stops throughout the day.  Tours operate 7 days a week and on all public holidays (except Christmas Day).

Hobart: Port Arthur & Three Capes Panorama by Seaplane

10. Hobart: Port Arthur & Three Capes Panorama by Seaplane

Enjoy a 1.5-hour scenic flight experience that will leave you feeling enriched and connected to nature. Depart from Franklin Wharf and head southeast to the spectacular Tasman Peninsula. From here take in the famous Three Capes from a perspective that not many people get to experience. Touch down at Port Arthur to view the UNESCO World Heritage listed convict site and its surroundings from the water. You’ll then make your way towards Cape Raoul and return to Hobart with fantastic views of the capital city and Kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

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What people are saying about Kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 485 reviews

We are unfortunate that day as we are not able to enter and feed the kangaroos and at the same time it was snowing on the mountain. Thus, not able to head up but our guide Jarrod was amazing and bring us to other places to fulfil our wishes. He drives us around to see other ways to see the mountain. It was quite a small group and a nice vehicle too. Definitely a great tour even with all the unseen circumstances.

Was such an amazing little trip. We got to see so much of Hobart. Even though Mt Wellington was closed Jarrod did their best to get us as close to the top as we possibly could and we got to walk up the summit a bit to a look out. Jarrod was really informational, as we passed a lot of landmarks he was able to give us some information about it. Thank you for such a good day!

Our tour guides Christian and Robin were professional and took no risks. Unfortunately the summit was closed but we got through the first gate safely and the tour guides made sure we where safe and not in any danger. It was a great experience for us visiting for the first time.

This was an excellent tour, complete with natural beauty, Australian animals, and a visit to the lovely town of Richmond at lunchtime. The commentary from our guide Jarrod was interesting and informative.

The explorer bus was fantastic, it picked us up from a central location and the guide was super welcoming and informative.