Mount Wellington is a wilderness experience just a 20-minute drive from Hobart and is much loved by locals.
The 21-kilometre 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 southern World Heritage Area beyond.
There are bushwalking trails suited to all fitness levels and barbecue and picnic facilities are provided. 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 of Mount Wellington however, is open to the public during the summer months (daylight savings) from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, and during the winter months from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
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