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Iconic Ascent

2 March at 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

$300
walking tour, hobart, tasmania

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Iconic Ascent

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.

The Details

tour duration

9.5 hours

walk duration

7.5 hours

distance

18km

elevation gain

1271m

difficulty

Moderate

effort

Hard

offered

See calendar

price

300

transport

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

catered meals and snacks

Morning tea, 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 20km. You should only do this walk if you 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 layer, sun protection, personal medication.

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 

Lace up walking boots which have ankle support and firm grippy soles. Walking shoes are not acceptable. Dress shoes, high heels, and casual sandals or similar footwear are not appropriate footwear.

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Fri 22

Iconic Ascent

22 March at 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 23

Mountain Gems

23 March at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun 24

Spring to the Summit

24 March at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 29

Spring to the Summit

29 March at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 30

Alpine Loop

30 March at 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Details

Date:
2 March
Time:
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$300
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Organizer

Andy
Phone:
0481226981
Email:
hello@walkonkunanyi.com.au

Other

Length, duration and requirements
Please see detailed information below
Walk Terms and Conditions
Each member of your party must complete the Walk Terms and Conditions prior to departure; children will be covered by their supervising adult.

Venue

Iconic Ascent pickup point
Elizabeth Street Pier
hobart, Tasmania 7000 Australia
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Phone:
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