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Mount Wellington Panoramas: Battery Point, South Hobart

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Key Highlights

  • See the ghostly remains of an old female prison
  • Take in the beautiful setting of a Hobart from atop an awe-inspiring mountain
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Nov - 30 Apr: Daily except Sunday
    01 May - 31 Oct: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

    Duration

    2.15 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0915h (09:15am)
    Duration: 2.15 hours

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from Gray Line Terminal, Brooke Street Pier.
    Hotel pick-up can also be arranged on contacting the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour (subject to availability).
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Journey to Hobart’s most staggering overlook at the summit of Mount Wellington.

    This enchanted mountain is ornamented by parasols of fronds and majestic oaks.

    Mt. Wellington’s commanding vista is a photographer’s dream, with unrivaled views of Hobart, its outlying settlements, and the verdant Derwent estuary.

    You’ll also drive through the historic waterfront district of Battery Point and see the remains of a female prison, built during Hobart’s early days as a penal colony.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from Gray Line Terminal, Brooke Street Pier or your Hobart hotel (subject to availability) by air-conditioned coach for this Mount Wellington panoramas tour. There will be English narrated commentary on board.

    Drive through Battery Point, an old port and maritime village with a charming collection of historic houses, lively pubs, and fashionable boutiques. There will be a photo stop here.

    Catch a passing glimpse of early Hobart homes in South Hobart.

    Make the climb to the Mount Wellington Summit, a harsh, rocky vista that affords unsurpassed views of Hobart and the surrounding area on clear days.

    Crowned by alpine vegetation and glazed by snow in winter, Mt. Wellington rises more than 1200 meters above Hobart, and is known to locals simply as “the mountain.”

    There is evidence that Mount Wellington has been inhabited for more than 30,000 years, and the biologist Charles Darwin wrote of its “noble forest” and flourishing tree ferns in his landmark book, “The Voyage of the Beagle.” Witness the panoramic spectacle of Hobart, the surrounding suburbs, and the expansive waterways that have been the lifeblood of the area for thousands of years.

    On the return trip, visit the remains of the Female Factory, a one-time female prison that bespeaks Hobart’s eerie past as a penal colony.

    Your tour will end where it began.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (subject to availability)
    • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
    • Narrated English commentary on board

    Exclusions

    • Optional gratuities
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off may be arranged and confirmed on contacting the local activity operator, subject to availability
    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have