- Kunanyi/Mt Wellington lookout
- Wildlife Sanctuary entry with Tasmanian devils
- Tasting experience at Coal River Farm
- Hostel and motel pickups and drop offs
Mt Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary & Coal River Farm
Reach the summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington, visit historic Richmond, get up close & personal with Tasmanian Devils and taste local produce from Coal River Farm.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Spend a fantastic day with stunning views, exciting walks, captivating history, abundant wildlife and local food tasting.
We leave Hobart early in the morning at 07:30 am. You will be picked up at your accommodation. First, we will head towards the summit of Kunanyi / Mt Wellington. There we will enjoy the beautiful panoramas over Hobart and Southern Tasmania.
At the summit of Kunanyi / Mt Wellington, you can choose between a range of spectacular gentle walks. The more adventurous people can opt for the popular Organ Pipes walk.
Next stop is the historic village of Richmond, where we will enjoy a relaxing lunch. There will also be some time to explore before we head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. At the sanctuary, we will get up close with the iconic Tasmanian devil.
Then it is time to drive to Coal River Farm and treat our taste buds with a private local produce tasting. We will then head back to Hobart passing a scenic lookout.
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.
The historic village of Richmond
Visit Richmond and learn all about its captivating history. The village is situated in the heart of the Coal River Valley. It used to serve as an important military staging post and convict station linking Hobart with Port Arthur. Richmond is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture. Its beautiful heritage buildings date back as early as the 1820s and are now housing galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums.
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary boasts koalas, wombats, quolls, birds, and amazing native wildlife. The sanctuary is also home to the iconic Tasmanian devil and over 80 free-roaming kangaroos that you can pet and hand-feed.
- Kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit
- Organ Pipes walk or Springs lookout
- Richmond Village
- Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
- Tasmanian devils experience
- Coal River Farm
Departure / Return time
Hobart - 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
- October - November: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
- December - January - February: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- March - April: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
- May - September: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
What to bring?
- Drink bottle
- Comfortable trail walking shoes
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Clothes to suit conditions (layers are a good idea)
- Waterproof jacket (just in case)
Are meals included?
Due to the diverse mix of our guests we believe they prefer to do their own thing for most meals, this means you to try out Tasmania great food and drinks that are suited your taste and budget. Our tours normally include breakfast and some include meals that showcase Tasmanian produce or provide a great way to get to know your fellow travellers.
For the meals not included you will have the chance to dine out and enjoy the local foods and produce with recommendations from the guide, or visit the local supermarket to purchase items that can be prepared in the kitchen at each hostel, either individually or as a group.
What sort of meals do we have?
For breakfast we supply cereals, toast, juice, tea & coffee. If there’s something you can’t do without, just bring it with you! Please advise your dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Some of our tours will include opportunities to taste and sample local produce; check the individual tour information for these details.
We do not supply lunches or dinners on any of our trips however our guides will recommend great places to eat along the way and stop at supermarkets to stock up on any supplies needed if you prefer to cook yourself.
How fit do you need to be?
We visit some incredible places throughout Tasmania, and wherever possible get out of the bus to explore. While most of our trips are active in nature our guides aim to offer walks that cater for all types of fitness with easy, medium and hard walking options.
What to bring?
Bring clothing that suits the season, while including warm clothes (it can get cold in the mountains), comfortable walking shoes, toiletries, a towel, hat, sunscreen, waterproof jacket, swimsuit, water bottle and camera. Luggage is restricted to one normal pack, bag or case (20kg) plus a small day pack.
Where will my trip depart from?
All full day & extended tours include pick up and drop off from your city hostel or hotel. Our tours leave from all major gateways to Tasmania so no matter whether you arrive by boat to Devonport, or by plane to Hobart or Launceston we have a tour to suit you.
The tours that we offer are designed to help you see as much of Tasmania as possible with like minded travelers. There is no maximum age provided you have a good sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness, however we do have a minimum age of 8 years old to ensure all passengers get the most from the tour!
Buses and group size
Our maximum group size if 24 passengers plus the tour guide. These small group sizes allow you plenty of time to get to know your fellow passengers and guide.
Our tours are conducted in modern, comfortable air-conditioned buses. By having small groups it means we can spend as much time as possible outside the bus exploring the wonderful sights of Tasmania.
We included everything we believe is needed to have a great time in Tasmania while keeping our prices as low as possible. There are no extra charges or fees on any of our tours so the only expenses you’ll have throughout the tour will be extra meals not included, optional extras or souvenirs from the great places you’ll visit. Each individual tour will have different inclusions and to check see these just review our Tours to find out a bit more about them. To give you a general idea our tours will always include:
- Experienced friendly Guides
- Meals as indicated
- Hotel / hostel pick up and drop off (with the exception of Mt Wellington Descent)
- National Parks passe
- All Entry Fees
A traveller must be minimum age of 8 years at the time of the tour to participate.
Optional activities, as described in the itinerary, are at your own expense, are not included in the price of the tour and do not form part of these terms and conditions.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
You acknowledge that the nature of the tour is adventure travel and participation involves a degree of personal risk.
- 30 days or more prior departure: 75% refund
- 8 to 29 days prior departure: 50% refund
- 0 to 7 days or no show: No refund
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