Mt. Wellington Bike Tour

Cycle to the summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington for panoramic views of Hobart’s waterfront!

map Tasmania, Australia
Duration
Duration
2 hrs 30 min
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
9.45 am
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
24
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
8 yrs
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Low
AUD $85
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Next available: 29/09/2018
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What's Included

  • Transfer to Kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit
  • Mountain bike, helmet and safety vest
  • Cycle guide and support vehicle
  • Jackets and gloves (if required) 

WHAT TO EXPECT

We head from Hobart’s waterfront to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington for breathtaking views of Southern Tasmania. Highlight: a panoramical view over the stunning city of Hobart.

 

After soaking in the vistas, we are ready for Tasmania’s ultimate downhill bicycle ride, starting at 1272 m above sea level. On the 21 km guided ride down, we will see landscapes contrasting from sub-alpine and mountain rainforests to the lively Hobart waterfront. An optional off-road section is available for the daredevils. 

 

This bike tour is suitable for people who can ride a bike confidently, aged over 8 years old and with a minimum height of 140cm.

 

Tour departs and finishes at 4 Elizabeth Street Hobart, opposite the Tasmanian Tourism and Information Centre.

 

Kunanyi/Mt Wellington 
Mount Wellington is officially known as Kunanyi / Mount Wellington and is situated in the southeast coastal region of Tasmania. Hobart city is built on the foothills of the mountain. It also is the summit of the Wellington Range. 

 

Kunanyi / Mount Wellington has an altitude of 1,271 metres (4,170 ft) above sea level. It is often covered by snow, even on some summer days.  The lower slopes are covered by green forest. It boasts many walking tracks through the forests. Near the summit, you can find a lookout that provides stunning views of the city of Hobart. From Hobart City, you can see characteristic cliffs of dolerite columns. These are known as the Organ Pipes. 

 

Cascade Gardens 
Cascade Gardens is a green and tree-shaded park close to Cascade Brewery and 19th century Cascades Female Factory remains. The gardens are located less than 5 km from Hobart and are accommodated with a children's playground, a running creep, lush lawns and a rhododendron-filled picnic and BBQ area. It is no surprise that the Cascade Gardens are frequently visited for family outings. The park is full of history and dates back to 1827. From the Cascade Gardens, you can follow a track along the Hobart Rivulet, which passes the inner suburb of South Hobart and continues to the city centre. 

 

Battery Point 
Battery Point finds its origins in the early days of Hobart in the 1800s. It is known for its colonial architecture, winding streets, and historical atmosphere. It is one of the most fascinating historic precincts in Australia. Today Battery Point has become one of the hippest suburbs of Hobart. However, you can still notice its historical links with the past of Hobart and Tasmania. 

 

Salamanca Place 
Salamanca Place consists of rows of sandstone buildings. These used to serve as warehouses for the port of Hobart Town. Today the buildings have been transformed into restaurants, galleries, craft shops and offices. Salamanca Place is named after the 1812 victory of the Duke of Wellington in the Battle of Salamanca (a Spanish province). 

 

Highlights: 

  • Kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit
  • Mountain bike adventure
  • The Springs
  • Off road section (optional)
  • Cascade Gardens
  • Battery Point and Salamanca 

 

Departure time

Hobart - daily departures at 10:00am and 1:00pm from Hobart CBD.

Pick up from Hobart Information Center at 9.45 am.

 

What to bring?

  • Camera
  • Drink bottle
  • Comfortable closed toe shoes
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Clothes to suit different weather conditions (layers are a good idea) 

FAQ
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The Mt Wellington Descent Departs from 4 Elizabeth Street, Hobart just opposite the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre daily at 10.00am, 1.00pm & 4.00pm (4.00pm December, January & February only).

The tour takes approximately two and a half hours; the first hour is spent travelling to the summit and some time enjoying the view then being fitted for a bike and safety gear. The following one and a half hours include the guided cycle descent with several stops for photo opportunities and regrouping before finally arriving at the Hobart waterfront to finish the tour.

All personal effects such as bags, handbags, cameras etc can be left in the support vehicle that follows the group whilst cycling.

Enclosed footwear must be worn. Warm, suitable clothing is recommended as mountain temperatures can be very cold at times. Cycling participants must be able to operate a bicycle safely and have a min height of 140cm and be at least 8 years of age. As most of the 21km cycle is downhill, only average fitness level is required. Child rate available 8 to 15 years of age. Activity indemnity waiver form must be completed prior to participation. Children under 18 must have form signed by parent/guardian.

*Mt Wellington Summit can be affected at times by adverse weather conditions. In these conditions we cannot always guarantee views due to poor visibility and also may choose to commence cycle descent from a lower height to avoid strong winds.

Small print
Terms & Conditions:

  • A minimum number applies for the tour to operate 
  • A traveller must be a minimum age of 8 years at the time of the tour to participate.
  • You acknowledge that the nature of the tour is adventure travel and participation involves a degree of personal risk.


Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations more than 7 days before departure: no fee
  • Cancellations between 7 days and 48 hours of departure: 25% of the total cost
  • Cancellations between 48 and 24 hours of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • Cancellations within 24 hours of departure: 100% of the cost


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Hydro Tasmania Building, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

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