Mt Wellington, Huon and Tahune
From mountain peaks to a lush valley, explore this stunning piece of Tasmania
Visiting kunanyi/Mt Wellington is a must-do when in Tasmania. We start our journey as we travel past the historic sandstone warehouses of Salamanca Place, now home to galleries, boutiques, pubs and restaurants. We share the stories of convicts and their part in Hobart’s construction. The 21-kilometre drive up kunanyi/Mt Wellington…
Just 20 minutes from Hobart, pass through temperate rainforest, sub-alpine flora and glacial rock formations before reaching the summit with extraordinary views.
Walk in the treetops, cross a swinging bridge, see Huon pines and relish the views of the surrounding forest on this two-hour forest adventure.
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (optional)
Meet our unique fluffy creatures. Hand-feed wallabies and get up close and personal with Tassie Devils, wombats, quolls and a large variety of birdlife.
See why the pretty city of Hobart is so loved as we drive past the Georgian sandstone warehouses of Salamanca Place and into the winding streets and small laneways of Battery Point with its perfectly restored colonial buildings. Hear the stories of convict labour to construct Hobart. You will feel like you have stepped back in time.
Enjoy the ride up to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. The 21-kilometre drive goes through temperate rainforest and sub-alpine flora and past glacial rock formations. At the summit you will have spectacular panoramic views of Hobart, the River Derwent, Bruny Island and the Huon Valley. If the weather doesn’t permit, we will head to Mount Nelson Signal Station instead which offers stunning views at a lower level.
Gain an insight into the history and current day activities about Hobart’s role as an Antarctic Gateway City at the Australian Antarctic Division headquarters. Find out about the living conditions of the scientific teams in Antarctica.
Next, we drive deeper into the Huon Valley, hugging the river as we wind through the countryside to Tahune Adventures.
Here, we will spend two hours exploring the forest. Walk among the treetops on the Airwalk – a steel canopy that overlooks the forest floor 50 metres below. Breathe deep as you do a forest walk and be brave as you cross the river on a swinging bridge. Follow the Huon Pine Trail and touch and smell one of Australia’s oldest living trees.
Find out how fire has affected the forest and see firsthand the natural regeneration that occurs in a forest environment.
For the thrill-seekers, there’s an optional extra to go on the Cable Eagle Hang Glider. Be whisked 250 metres across the Huon River at speeds of up to 40 km per hour.
There is an opportunity to purchase lunch at the licenced café. Enjoy local produce, Tassie wine and cider.
We will return to Hobart to drop off customers who booked the shorter trip.
Tasmania is a natural haven for Australian wildlife and we have species that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. Get up close and personal with the notorious Tasmanian Devil, cute wombats, fluffy quolls, possums, wallabies and a large variety of birdlife at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary if you choose the extended tour.