Mount Wellington, Tasmania and sightseeing all go hand in hand.  If you only schedule one day in Hobart (that would be crazy I know, but if you could seriously only spare one day), what is the premier attractionTravel to Hobart and you have to go to the mountain…

Mount Wellington Vista
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Fabulous views over Hobart from Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington that is…

Hobart’s dominant natural feature and backdrop to the whole city.

It’s a great place for interstate visitors to venture, and the locals love to show it off.  And this is no once-off attraction:  it’s free to visit, offers a myriad of experiences subject to weather conditions, and the mountain road literally starts right from the edge of the town.

Tourists at Mount Wellington
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Sightseeing tourists admire the views from Mount Wellington

Sightseeing, Mount Wellington Style

On a clear day in Tasmania, mountain lookouts are the place to be.  Giving a great vantage point for photography, it also provides a visual appreciation of the geographical layout of the city, the Derwent River docks and surrounds.  Tourism gold in Tasmania, there are elaborate viewing platforms, walkways and an outstanding indoor stage (read a fantastic, panoramic view even on the coldest, wintry day – clouds permitting).

Mount Wellington Pot of Gold
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Tourism gold at Mount Wellington

Snow on Mount Wellington

If you are lucky to strike a snow fall when you travel to Hobart, Mount Wellington will offer a convenient option to enjoy it – unless the access roads are closed, which can happen.

Sightseeing and Tasmanian Holiday Photos

There is parking provided in some sections, and Hobart is laid out below ready for the holiday snap or a picnic gathering.  In Tassie mountain routes can be precarious and care is needed on the approach and descent – so don’t rush.

Mount Wellington Road
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Exercise care on Mount Wellington roads (Photo by Kerrie Dodson)

Hiking & Riding Mount Wellington

For those wanting a more energetic experience, hiking is a feature in the area.  Some crazy cyclists even tackle the massive challenge of the ride up and the lunacy of the “ride” down.  (Just like a roller coaster but with a death-wish sub-clause!!)  A shimmy up the pinnacle rocks is a more reserved choice.

Pinnacle Rocks, Mount Wellington
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The Pinnacle Rocks, Mount Wellington

So if sightseeing is on your list of priorities in Tasmania, make Mount Wellington number one.

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