Explore kunanyi / Mt Wellington
kunanyi / Mt Wellington provides the backdrop to Hobart and is about a 20 minute drive from the city centre. With a sealed road to the summit and an extensive network of walking tracks and fire trails, there's a range of activities for every visitor – bushwalking, mountain bike riding, orienteering, picnics, barbecues and sightseeing from the many spectacular vantage points.
The mountain offers:
- spectacular walking and mountain biking trails
- excellent views of southern Tasmania
- challenging rock climbing
- a rich natural and cultural history.
Much of the eastern face of kunanyi/Mt Wellington is managed by the City of Hobart and forms part of the more extensive Wellington Park.
Clear, fresh mountain water from the North West Bay River catchment on the south-east face of kunanyi/Mt Wellington provides a quarter of Hobart's drinking water supply, and the original Mountain Park was first set aside to protect this precious resource.
Though close to the sea, the mountain is a 1270 metre alpine peak, with the chance of extreme weather conditions at any time of the year.
On the distant south-west skyline, a sharp eye can pick out Federation Peak. Far to the north-east, beyond the Midlands, is Ben Lomond's profile, and to the south-east, the Tasman Peninsula.