A classic walk for those who are fit and are up for a challenge.
Starting on the shores of the Derwent Estuary at sea level at Hobart’s historic waterfront, after a ceremonial touch of the water we will head off along the waterfront past parliament house and through St David’s Park. Once clear of the city we will follow the trail beside Hobart Rivulet past the World Heritage site of the Cascades Female Factory and stopping for a rest at Cascade Brewery, Australia's oldest.
We then hit the proper bush trails.
Things start getting steep as we follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps on the gorgeous Myrtle Gully Track through the stands of tree ferns and mighty swamp gums the tallest flowering plant on earth. After refueling on some of Tassie’s best tucker at Junction Cabin we continue the walk, rock hopping through a couple of dolerite scree fields up to The Chalet for another much needed rest.
We take a break from the ascent for a while along the flat Organ Pipes Track, packed with an array of flowers, things get steep again for one more effort up the Zig Zag track through the tree line and up on to the alpine plateau and pinnacle of kunanyi / Mt Wellington at 1271m. Take in the spectacular views enjoying a drink, looking down and where we started out from, touching the River Derwent.
catered meals and snacks
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fitness level required
essential personal gear
requirement for doctor's letter
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