Mount Wellington, Tasmania and sightseeing all go hand in hand. If you only schedule one day in Hobart (that would be crazy) what would be the premier attraction? Travel to Hobart and you’d have to go to The Mountain.
Mount Wellington: Tourism Tasmania Favourite
Mount Wellington is Hobart’s dominant natural feature and scenic backdrop for the entire city. It’s a great place for interstate visitors to venture, and the locals love to show it off. 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, the mountain lookout is the place to be. With the perfect vantage point for photography, Mount Wellington provides a visual appreciation of the geographical layout of Hobart city, the Derwent River and waterfront. That’s tourism gold in Tasmania. Visitors to the site enjoy elaborate viewing platforms, walkways and an outstanding indoor stage offering respite from wild weather.
Snow on Mount Wellington
If you’re lucky to strike a snow fall when you travel to Hobart, Mount Wellington offers an elevated place to enjoy it. Unless the access road is closed, which can happen.
Sightseeing and Tasmanian Holiday Photos
There is parking provided in some sections of the mountain road, where Hobart is conveniently laid out below for photographers. There’s only one way in and out, and the route can be precarious in difficult conditions. Care is needed on the approach and descent, so don’t be rushed for time.
Hiking and 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. A shimmy up The Pinnacle rocks would be a more reserved choice.
If sightseeing is your priority in Hobart Tasmania, add Mount Wellington to the bucket list.