Mt. Wellington Bike Tour

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

Tasmania, Australia
Duration
2 hrs 30 min
Start time
9:45 am
Group size
24
Pick up & Drop off
Included
Minimum age
8 yrs
Fitness level
Low
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Highlights

  • 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) 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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
  • All bedding
  • Meals as indicated
  • Hotel / hostel pick up and drop off (with the exception of Mt Wellington Descent)
  • National Parks passe
  • All Entry Fees
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Terms & Conditions:

BOOKING

Bookings essential – min numbers apply (4.00pm tour available daily during Dec, Jan & Feb) 

 

AGE

A traveller must be minimum age of 8 years at the time of the tour to participate.

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

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.

 


Cancellation Policy:

  • within 7 Days prior departure: 75% refund
  • within 48 -24 hours prior departure: 50% refund
  • within 24 hours or no show: No refund


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28 Collins Street Hobart, Tasmania 7000

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