Starting at sea level at Macquarie Wharf we will ceremonially touch the waters of the Derwent River and head off through Hobart’s historic waterfront. It’s no long before the city walking ends and we follow Hobart Rivulet up past the world heritage site of the Female Factory and iconic Cascade Brewery.
After a quick break, set out on 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 w here we started out from, touching the River Derwent.
catered meals and snacks
choose this walk if
fitness level required
essential personal gear
requirement for doctor's letter