Sea to Summit

kunanyi, Hobart, Mount Wellington, guided walk

Sea to Summit

A classic walk for those who are fit and are up for a challenge

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.

The Details

tour duration

9.5 hours (8am to 5.30pm)

walk duration

7 hours


18 km

elevation gain

1271 m










Includes transport from the finish at the pinnacle back to the Hobart CBD.

catered meals and snacks

Morning tea, wallaby burger BBQ lunch, afternoon tea, with extra goodies as we go. Tea and coffee.

choose this walk if

You are after a rewarding challenge.

fitness level required

You can walk over uneven ground with some hills for approximately 18km. You should only do this walk if you are a reasonably experienced hiker.

family friendly?

May be suitable for children over 15 years of age depending on their level of fitness.

essential personal gear

Raincoat, drink bottle, warm layers, personal medication, sun protection.

requirement for doctor's letter

If you are aged over 72, have a heart condition, recent chest pain when exercising, or bone/joint illness which affects your ability to exercise, you must provide a doctor's letter to confirm that you are able to complete this walk.

appropriate footwear 

Supportive walking shoes with firm treaded soles. Dress shoes, high heels, and casual sandals or similar footwear are not appropriate footwear.

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