Mt. Wellington (background of picture), rising to a height of 1271 metres, is a spectacular and panoramic backdrop for the city of Hobart.
A short (22 km) drive from Hobart, the mountain has an observation and information centre on the summit. On a clear day it is possible to see parts of the state over 100 km away.
Mt. Wellington overview, 2.55Mb QuickTime movie.
Visiting Mt. Wellington, 1.92Mb QuickTime movie.
En route to the mountain is the historic Cascade brewery, which utilises the clear mountain streams in the manufacture of its product.
There are numerous walks of varying difficulties in the Wellington Park area. The road to the summit is fairly winding and is sometimes closed due to snow in the winter.
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