How long does it it take to walk up kunanyi Mt Wellington? In essence the answer is that it’s a day walk but there are a number of ways that people walk up kunanyi / Mt Wellington. It’s a challenging walk, but such a great feeling we you reach the top and look out over the epic views over Hobart and beyond.
You’ve probably heard of Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, MONA, Salamanca Market and kunanyi/Mt Wellington and if you haven’t, then there is a reason why they are top of the list for many Hobart visitors. We may be slightly biased but we think a guided walk on Hobart’s mountain is right up there with the best. Here’s five more activities that are worthy contenders…
Imagine retracing the footsteps of Charles Darwin’s climb of kunanyi / Mt Wellington. The walk will celebrate the rich natural sciences of the mountain and visit the sites of numerous ground breaking discoveries.
Here are my favourite five walks on kunanyi / Mt Wellington, after all a visit to Hobart is not complete without a visit to ‘the mountain’ which is part of Wellington Park and can be accessed just minutes from the city centre. So, lace up your hiking boots, grab a map, strap on a backpack and hit the trails…
Well of course, heading to MONA, Salamanca Market and TMAG are all great options. But what do locals do? Well we have listed our top 5 things to do in Hobart.
A spectacular loop walk starting at the Springs, half way up the mountain. Walk through eucalyptus forest, past boulder fields and find yourself at an abandoned ice house ruin. Continue uphill and cross an alpine boulder field before arriving at the pinnacle. Enjoy a well deserved break before descending down the spectacular Zig Zag track alongside the amazing dolerite cliffs of the Organ Pipes. This walk has it all – forest, history, views and awesome geology!
Were we crazy to think that walking all the way from Hobart’s waterfront to the top was a good idea?
It’s late 2018 and Ciara and I are about to launch Walk on kunanyi, offering Hobart’s only dedicated kunanyi / Mt Wellington guided walks.