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 attraction? Travel to Hobart and you have to go to the mountain…
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.
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).
Snow on Mount Wellington
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.
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.
So if sightseeing is on your list of priorities in Tasmania, make Mount Wellington number one.
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