Mt Wellington, Richmond and Wildlife
Breathtaking views, cuddly creatures and convict history await you on this day trip
Feel the sense of history as we travel past the Georgian sandstone warehouses of Salamanca Place and into the picturesque suburb of Battery Point. Settled in the early 1800’s, Battery Point has retained the colonial architecture and seafaring historical ambience. We make our way to the summit of 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.
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Hand-feed wallabies and get up close and personal with Tassie Devils, wombats, quolls and a large variety of birdlife. Don’t forget to have a chat with Fred, the 100-year-old cockatoo!
Discover Tasmania’s fascinating convict history as you wander through this quaint sandstone village. See Australia’s oldest bridge, oldest Catholic Church and explore intimate galleries.
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.
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.
Meet our unique fluffy creatures at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. See famous Tasmanian Devils, waddling wombats, fluffy quolls and hand-feed wallabies.
Step back into the convict era at the pretty historic town of Richmond. Walk over and under the oldest convict-constructed sandstone bridge in Australia, and peruse the antique shops and galleries. Oh, and there’s an old-school lolly shop for those with a sweet tooth.
If time allows, we will visit Kangaroo Bluff Gun Battery which was built in 1884 in response to the threat of a foreign warship attack. Here you can explore the subterranean passages and armouries and learn about the history of the site. There are great views over Hobart, the Tasman Bridge and kunanyi/Mt Wellington.