Mount Wellington

Photo of Mount Wellington
Photo uploaded by Bob Rankin

Mt. Wellington is a spectacular backdrop for Hobart, its forested slopes rising above the port city. It is protected in the Mt. Wellington National Park. Fortunately, it is one of the easiest peaks to reach, even with a road reaching its summit. Walking trails also provide a route to the summit, where an observatory is located. Unique alpine flora and fauna can be observed on its slopes. Generally, it is cold with rain all year, with summer being the best time to visit. Snowfall is not unknown, and may even fall in summer.

Elevation (feet): 4,170
Elevation (meters): 1,271
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: Australia
Latitude: -42.6167
Longitude: 147.3
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Nearest major airport: Hobart
Convenient Center: Hobart

Thanks to John for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There are 2 trip reports for Mount Wellington.

  • Log #18818 - by David Jeyachandran on July 11, 20053.00 stars
    Cycled to the top of Mt Wellington. It's a great ride on a well maintained. It's 20km ride from Hobart and about 15kms of that is a solid but steady climb. I hadn't properly trained for the ride and...
  • Log #20617 - by Jack K on Jan 23, 20073.00 stars
    6 hour walk from Tolosa Street, Hobart, to Mt Wellington's summit. The track was an old unused road, but was quite steep at some places.