Kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Kunanyi / Mount Wellington: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hobart: kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus Pass

1. Hobart: kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus Pass

Hop aboard the Explorer Bus nearby Hobart’s waterfront and begin the 1270 meter ascent up kunanyi/Mt. Wellington. As you make the upward journey, you’ll be treated to spectacular views over Hobart and deep into the horizon. At the summit, explore the lookouts and observation shelter. Enjoy the freedom of being able to hop-on and hop-off the bus at whatever stop you choose. If you like, instead of taking the bus straight to the top you can get off at some of the stops along the way and then hop back on a later bus. Explore stops including Fern Tree Park, The Springs, The Chalet, Big Bend, and The Pinnacle. Discover a wide range of bushwalking tracks throughout Wellington Park, suitable for all ages and abilities. Afterward, hop-on a later bus to return to Hobart. Listen to an informative commentary as travel. Buses are wheelchair accessible and can carry mountain bikes, providing easier access to the growing network of mountain bike trails throughout Wellington Park.

Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

2. Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

This nature lover’s day trip begins with pickup from Hobart hotel. Then, journey through the picturesque Derwent Valley. Drive past Australia's oldest operating pub. Continue on to Mt. Field National Park, where Russell Falls is a must-see. Stroll underneath enormous fern forests and some of the world’s tallest trees to the waterfall. Next, follow the freshwater back to New Norfolk, where your guide will explain its interesting history.   Stretch and grab a bite to eat before the next stop. Head to a Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to hand-feed kangaroos and discover Tasmanian devils. End your day in the picturesque town of Richmond before returning to Hobart. The Mt Wellington summit time depends on the weather (cloud cover) and will either be early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Hobart: Luxury Yacht Scenic Sailing Tour with Snacks

3. Hobart: Luxury Yacht Scenic Sailing Tour with Snacks

This is a 3-hour morning or afternoon cruise sailing on one of the largest and most beautiful natural harbours in the world, with spectacular views of Hobart and Mt Wellington. Depending on the wind, the cruise will typically take you to the gateway to the Southern Ocean and return crossing the Sydney to Hobart finish line. You will sail aboard a fast and comfortable 62-foot luxury ocean racer/cruiser where you will be encouraged to participate as much as you like - take the helm, work with the winches, or sit back and enjoy the ride. The best Tasmanian fare will be provided as refreshments along with tea, coffee, water and non-alcoholic beverages. A selection of fine Tasmanian wine and beer is available at our cash bar - and at regular bar prices.

Hobart: Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass

4. Hobart: Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass

Journey 1270 meters above sea level to the summit of Kunanyi/Mt. Wellington, and experience magnificent views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. Have 30 minutes to explore the summit or hop on and hop off along the way. Enjoy the freedom of being able to hop on and off the bus at whatever stop you choose. At the summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington, you'll have 30 minutes to visit the observation shelter and take in panoramic views from the lookouts. If you're looking for a little more adventure, get off at five Wellington Park bus stops. Explore stops including Fern Tree Park, The Springs, The Chalet, Big Bend, and The Pinnacle.

Mt Wellington: Ultimate Experience from Hobart

5. Mt Wellington: Ultimate Experience from Hobart

Relax and enjoy the live commentary as the tour departs the iconic Hobart waterfront to make it's way through the city to begin the ascent of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Enjoy some local history and insights as you pass by historic Salamanca Place and the local suburb of South Hobart. Breathe the alpine air as the ascent begins, stopping at The Springs to enjoy a self-guided walk at the Western Wilderness Lookout or relax with the opportunity to purchase a hot drink from the cafe. View the massive rock formation of the Organ Pipes before arriving at the summit. Join the escorted tour to the Observatory and enjoy unsurpassed views of Hobart and surrounding suburbs and vast waterways. After your descent from the mountain, enjoy a brief stop at the remains of the Female Factory to gain insight into the lives of the women convicts once imprisoned there. Relax as you make your way back to the waterfront where your tour concludes.

Day-Tour: Hobart, Mt Wellington & Bonorong Wildlife Park

6. Day-Tour: Hobart, Mt Wellington & Bonorong Wildlife Park

Depart Hobart at 9:15 AM and take a scenic drive to the summit of Mt Wellington where you can glimpse the unfolding panorama of river, fields and the aquatic setting of Hobart. Enjoy an introductory city tour where you will see over 40 of Hobart's historical sites including 4 stops. Your experienced driver/guide will give expert commentary providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the city's history, lifestyle, features and attractions. Visit the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, offering close-up experiences of native Australian animals, including Tasmanian Devils. Take a guided tour of the sanctuary and learn about the habits of Australia's native animals such as quolls, wombats, sugar gliders, koalas, cockatoos, echidnas, wallabies and more. Complete your afternoon with a visit to Richmond, one of Australia’s most unique and historic towns dating from the 1820s. You will have time to explore Richmond. You might like to see the town's bridge, gaol, convict-built homes, classic Georgian mansions, and small cottages, many unique shops, galleries and restaurants. Tour returns to Brooke Street Pier, arriving in Hobart at 5 PM.

Hobart: Mount Wellington and Hobart Sightseeing Combo Ticket

7. Hobart: Mount Wellington and Hobart Sightseeing Combo Ticket

A combined ticket for two iconic Hobart sightseeing tours. Board the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus and travel 1270 metres above sea level to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. It's a 2 hour return tour with 30 minutes at the summit to visit the observation shelter and lookouts. Experience panoramic views over Hobart and Southern Tasmania. Hop back on the bus for the return journey down the mountain to Hobart. Next it's time to join the official sightseeing tour of Hobart! Hop-on and hop-off at 20 different stops featuring the best sights and attractions in and around the city. Or stay on board and do the full 90-minute city loop tour. The choice is yours! Red Decker’s open-top double decker buses provide unrivalled views of this beautiful city, including local landmarks such as the River Derwent, Tasman Bridge and kunanyi/Mt Wellington as well as an abundance of colonial architecture and city streetscapes.

Hobart: Day Trip to Mt Wellington and MONA with Ferry Ride

8. Hobart: Day Trip to Mt Wellington and MONA with Ferry Ride

Join a guided day trip from Hobart to drive through the alpine environment of Mt Wellington. Take a ferry along the Derwent River to visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and enjoy its various exhibits with a touchscreen guide. Meet your guide at Brooke Street Pier in Hobart and start your drive to Mt Wellington. As you go up the mountain, view the massive rock formation of Organ Pipes. Once at the summit, take in a panoramic spectacle of Hobart City, surrounding suburbs, and the vast waterways of the Derwent River. Next, enjoy a short guided walk at the summit to the observatory. Start your descent from the mountain, and visit the Cascade Brewery for a stroll in their lush gardens. Continue to the Cascades Female Factory Pay for a brief visit. See the former female prison for an insight into the lives of the women convicts once imprisoned there. Returning to the Hobart waterfront, jump on board a ferry from Sullivans Cove and cruise along the Derwent River to MONA. Once at the museum, observe ancient, modern, and contemporary art and thought-provoking exhibits. Explore the museum at your own pace with a handheld touch screen device that assists your learning of the exhibits. Following a sensory overload, take in the beautiful surroundings of the museum, and enjoy a meal at the Source Restaurant, Museum Cafe, or the Wine Bar (at your own expense). Finish the day with a return cruise back to Brooke Street Pier in Hobart.

20 Minute Scenic Hobart Plane Flight

9. 20 Minute Scenic Hobart Plane Flight

If you are vising Hobart, or a local, the Hobart City Scenic Flight is a great opportunity to see the wonderful city from a new perspective. Over 30 breathtaking minutes, you will depart Cambridge Airport, fly over the Eastern Shore and cross the Derwent River. You’ll have spectacular views of this beautiful river and its bridges, including the Tasman Bridge, as you track up river toward the world-class MONA and the Northern Suburbs. Fly down river past Mt Wellington, the 1270m high majestic backdrop to Hobart City. In winter, its rugged peaks are often dusted with snow. Next, fly over Hobart City  and the harbor area before passing Kingston, the South Arm coastal community and Clifton Beach, a popular surfing location, on your return to Cambridge. If you live in the city, the pilot will do their best to fly overhead! The aircraft type will vary according to group size.

Kunanyi & Mt Wellington Explorer Bus: One-Way Bus Pass

10. Kunanyi & Mt Wellington Explorer Bus: One-Way Bus Pass

The Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus departs daily from Hobart’s waterfront to the summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Travel one-way to the summit 1270 meters above sea level and experience spectacular views over Hobart and beyond. Use your One-Way Bus Pass to do the 50-minute one-way trip. Explore this diverse alpine landscape and the growing network of bushwalking tracks and mountain bike trails throughout Wellington Park. Then make your own way back down the mountain to Hobart on foot or mountain bike. This tour includes a professional and informative commentary in English. The buses can carry your mountain bikes, providing easier access to the growing network of mountain bike trails throughout Wellington Park. Participants can also walk from Kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit to Hobart and have a stunning 3-hour (13.6km) walk. The mountain bike ride from Kunanyi/Mt Wellington to the summit is approximately 1-hour. 

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What people are saying about Kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 380 reviews

We had a really great trip up to Mt Wellington. Our tour guide Greg was really fabulous and the scenery w-simply stunning. Was treated to some snow also…so a great bonus in October!!… Really recommend going up in the tour for the historic information and the chance to look out the window rather than watch the road…. Great day… thanks!

Easy efficient informative friendly way to see the mountain and the various stopping points. The bush walking was great and able to catch a later bus back to central was super handy.

Great guides & itinerary was perfect for the day. Catered to my 80yr old mother through to my 12yr old daughter. Amazing.

Jarrod was an excellent driver and guide. Extremely polite and helpful

Tony the bus driver was great and great views of Hobart