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Mount Wellington

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by qwerty (subscribe)
I'm an individual that loves being in nature - being in the outdoors is calming, educational and inspirational all at the same time.
Published January 4th 2015
Mount Wellington, Hobart, Tasmania
If you're heading to Hobart remember to head to Mount Wellington, 13km from the city centre (a short 20min drive). Remember to check the weather before heading up as conditions up on the top of Mount Wellington can change quite quickly up on the peak. Located at the end of Pinnacle Rd, the drive is a typical windy uphill route, which will get you directly to the car park located right at the top of Mount Wellington.

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View of Hobart from Mount Wellington


There are a number of lookout points on the peak that offer great vantage points for beautiful photographs of Hobart below.

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Tracks that lead to the viewing platforms


It is fairly cool up on the peak so remember to come prepared with some warmer jackets as it can get quite chilly even in summer.

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Panoramic shot from the peak of Mt Wellington


There is also a viewing enclosure from which you can get a good view of the sights below.

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Head into the viewing centre for some protection from cold winds!


There is ample parking on the peak and on the two occasions I've been up to Mount Wellington there have been plenty of parking lots available. At sunrise and sunset you get magnificent views, provided there is no cloud cover.

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View of the carpark on the peak of Mount Wellington


You can also head to the Organ Pipes (a 3.7km walk one way) from the top of Mount Wellington, but again, remember to check weather conditions and bring appropriate footwear and clothing as the weather can change fairly rapidly up on the peak and you don't want to get caught out in bad weather up there.

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Climb right up to the peak!

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