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Mount Wellington Tour from Hobart

Hobart, Australia

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Visit Mt. Wellington for views of Hobart and the surrounding scenery on this coach tour. After hotel pickup, travel to the summit of the mountain, where, on a clear day, you can look out at the city, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island. Admire the rocky landscape of the mountain, including the Organ Pipes rock formation, and see sights like Cascade Valley. Admission to the Female Factory Historic Site included.
  • Travel to the summit of Mt Wellington on this tour from Hobart
  • Admire panoramic views of the city and the surrounding rivers and fields
  • Listen to commentary from a guide at the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
  • Pickup from centrally located Hobart hotels included
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Hotel pickup
English-speaking guide
Full commentary enroute to Mount Wellington
Air-conditioned vehicle
Female Factory - a one time female prison
Food and drinks
Hotel drop-off
Brooke Street Pier, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Departure Time

9:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depart Hobart for the drive to Mt. Wellington, whose summit stands at an elevation of 4,163 feet (1,269 meters). If the skies are clear, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Hobart and out to the De’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island. Admire the mountain’s rugged alpine setting, topped by snow in the winter, and check out natural rock formations like the Organ Pipes.

Your tour takes in other sights during the drive between Hobart and the summit of Mt. Wellington, including St. David’s Park, Arthur’s Circus and the mountain town of Ferntree. Pass by the boutiques of Battery Point; see Anglesea Barracks, one of Australia’s oldest army facilities; admire fine examples of early Hobart homes in South Hobart; drive through Cascade Valley; pass through the different coastal and alpine ecosystems as you ascend the mountain; visit the remnants of the Female Factory, a one-time female prison; and see Macquarie Street.
Stop At:  
Mount Wellington
Witness amazing views of Hobart from the summit
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
One of Australia’s most significant historical sites for women, the Female Factory was the female equivalent of Port Arthur and was used to hold both women and children throughout the 1820’s. It was a terrible place with only the most basic of facilities. Some ruins of the original building and walls still exist. A memorial garden and information wall/structure has been set up at the site to remember the tragic lives of those women.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Australia

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Mount Wellington Tour from Hobart?
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

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  • "We were only allowed to go up to the half-mark and I experienced my 1st snowfall!" See review


76 Reviews

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Mount Wellington Tour from Hobart
, Aug 2019
We did not get the chance to go up Mount Wellington due to the snow fall from the previous days. Roads were closed for our protections. However, we did make a detour to Mount Nelson's to make up a mountain climb. Made a pit stop to Cascade Brewery and the Old Women's Prison. August is off peak, the van was only half filled - roughly 12 of us.
My 1st Snowfall Experience!
, Jul 2019
The tour was good & informative - kudos to the experienced guide! Unfortunately, we were not able to go to the peak of Mt Wellington as the road was closed due to an unsual snowfall. We were only allowed to go up to the half-mark & I experienced my 1st snowfall! It was beautiful!!
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Good short tour
, May 2019
The weather wasn’t good for the mountains but still enjoyed the trip. Unexpected sporting of 2 wallabies, always welcomed!
Phil our guide was excellent...
, Aug 2018
Phil our guide was excellent. Unfortunately the weather didn't allow us to go to the top of Mt Wellington but Phil took us to other sites. The views were just as good. Would highly recommend this tour.
Impressive views and very...
Ludo T
, Mar 2018
Impressive views and very interesting explanations from a very motivated driver/guide. Well organised.
The tour is good if you have a short...
, Feb 2018
The tour is good if you have a short time in Hobart and I enjoyed the view from Mount Wellington. Take a jacket. Instructions given re meeting point not good. I was told to be there at 9 am but bus only turned up close to 9.20am... was not sure if they had forgotten to pick-up. Many buses leaving from same area so hard to know which is the right one. Bus only left Hobart city at 9.30am so we only had 20 mins at Mount Wellington and then we wasted another 30 mins at some jail dropping off other people.
A good trip, particularly if you...
Ingrid A
, Jan 2018
A good trip, particularly if you don't have much time. Had enough time at the peak to take photos and enjoy the views. We were also taken to see the Women's prison which although interesting unfortunately is just a shell.
I was flying out at night so this...
Pak Yue W
, Jan 2018
I was flying out at night so this tour was perfect. It allowed me to see the spectacular view of Mount Wellington. It was very windy so do bring a jacket. I've taken a lot of great pictures. It departed and finished on time.
Although it was rainy and cloudy for...
, Nov 2017
Although it was rainy and cloudy for the entire tour it was still worth it! The drive up the mountain was enjoyable. Then on the way down we made stops at the oldest brewery and the old women's prison which were not advertised as part of the tour! All in all it was worth it and on a clear day I imagine it would be spectacular.
We loved this tour! Highly...
, Sep 2017
We loved this tour! Highly recommend. Beautiful views from the top and definitely glad we were on a tour and not driving it ourselves :

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