kunanyi / Mount Wellington

What people are saying about kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 311 reviews

We only had a day in Tasmania and couldn’t be happier to have taken this day trip. We visited big tree country, taking a short hike through the trees with wildlife (pademelons, birds, a platypus) and waterfalls. We hand fed kangaroos, took pictures with a koala and a wombat, and watched a Tassie devil feeding at Bonorong. Bonorong is amazing! Lunch was at the quaint town of Richmond which had gin/whiskey tastings, a candy shop, scallop pie, and a beautiful park near the water with the oldest active bridge in Australia. The day ended on Mt Wellington with a gorgeous view of Hobart and Tassie. We loved learning so much about Tassie while experiencing it. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

Mount Wellington is the best and a must place to visit in Hobart. I suggest to go up to the lookout by bus and walk down on the zig zag track to Fern Tree park where you can either to catch the next Mount Wellington Explorer bus or just a local public transport (in case you might have to wait too much). Up on the top it's very windy and cold, so you need to wear more layers. As you walk down on the track, the temperature rises and the view is breath-taking. The Explorer Bus that takes you up to the top is very clean and punctual, and its driver is very friendly and gives you a lot of information and interesting facts about the mountain and it's history.

We had a great day with Jarrod as our guide. He knows so much about the history, geography, wildlife, farming practices and people of Tasmania. He is thoughtful; for example, ensuring that we were able to walk down to the falls instead of climbing up. He helped us discover great Tasmanian scallop pie! We highly recommend this tour!

Jarrod was an excellent guide. The trip allowed enough time at each location to experience that site properly before moving on. The commentary provided along the journey was educational and interesting.

It was very exciting trip. We learned a lot of history about hobart and on the way to hobart. Our driver was nice and cheerful. It was a very good experience.