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Mt Wellington: Ultimate Experience from Hobart

1. 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 Cascade Gardens and view the exterior ruins 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.

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

2. 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 classic Cascade Gardens for a stroll while viewing the stunning exterior of the iconic Cascade Brewery and the Female Factory. View 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.

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4.5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Our guide Peter was excellent, giving us lots of information about Mt. Wellington and the magnificent flora, fauna and the views from the top. An excellent driver, obviously experienced at navigating the winding road and on-coming traffic. He pointed out many other interesting places on the return journey too. A wonderful sure to have this experience when you visit Hobart!!

Excellent trip to see Mt Wellington, and surrounds. Very cold and windy up there so be sure to take a warm jacket, gloves and beanie.

Barry was fabulous and very informative. He was a great host and driver. It was a pleasure for us to be in such safe hands. 10/10

Colin was fantastic, great commentary about Hobart and its history. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

Small group and very personalised service. Guide was highly knowledgeable and friendly