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Observatory lookout on mountain top
Mt Wellington
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Mount Wellington

Kunanyi/Mount Wellington is a wilderness experience just a 20-minute drive from Hobart and is much loved by locals.

The 21-km drive to the summit passes through temperate rainforest to sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations, ending in panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island, South Arm and the Tasman Peninsula.

No other city in Australia has a vista like this one. The interpretation centre at the top protects you from the blustering winds while an open viewing platform on the western side of the car park looks out to the World Heritage Wilderness Area beyond.

There are barbecues, picnic facilities and bushwalking trails for all fitness levels. Mountain activities also include trail biking and abseiling.

Park entrance fees do not apply and there are no opening or closing hours.

The Pinnacle Shelter at the summit is open to the public during the summer months (daylight savings) from 8 am - 8 pm, and during the winter from 8 am - 4:30 pm.

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