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Mount Wellington Beyond a Passing Glance Small Group Tour

Take a closer look at Mt Wellington through this in-depth half-day tour. You get to see the mountain up close and hear about its history, plants, geology and amazing stories. This tour does not involve any hiking, instead we make stops at interesting and scenic places on the way up the mountain including the summit. You get to see and experience far more than what you would from shorter tours that drive direct to the summit. You will be looked after by your Tasmanian tour guide David, who is trained in natural sciences at the University of Tasmania, seasoned in local knowledge and can make the place come alive with stories.
2pm, meet at the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre (20 Davey Street). We take a guided scenic drive through historic Hobart. Then we explore the classic Cascade Gardens with one of Australia’s best collection of Rhododendrons and trees and lawns. We also view the Cascade brewery building dating back to 1824 and Mount Wellington. This is followed by a brief stroll past the historic convict Female Factory and the tranquil Hobart Rivulet that flows down from Mount wellington and contains the Platypus.
Then we continue our drive through the lush Eucalyptus forests and the town of Ferntree with its interesting cool climate front yard gardens before arriving at The Springs. Here we can pick up refreshments at the Lost Freight Cafe halfway up the mountain and gaze up at the spectacular cliffs and summit of Mt Wellington. Then it’s time to explore the dramatic history and weather of this ever-changing mountain at the Springs Hotel Site (the pub with no beer).
Next we drive up to the Chalet, behold the colourful and resilient snow gums, flowering banksia trees, a waterfall, the unique dolerite hut and views of Hobart. David your Guide has studied botany, geology and water resources at a local university in Hobart and is well able to explain this unique mountain environment. He has experienced this mountain since young and has many stories of the mountain to share.
Now above the tree line the wheels again do the climbing and you do the viewing, with a scenic drive to the summit. Up here the views only get better, now including some of the mountains of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. We get to have free time to take in stunning views from the Hobart and South West Wilderness viewing platforms, see unique Tasmanian alpine vegetation and rock formations. At the summit, you will be filled with astonishment, to be launched forth into an ocean of natural goodness where you can see no limits.
We return to the Tasmanian Travel Information Centre with further views, mountain and forest scenery on the way down. We arrive back in Hobart at 6pm in time for you to have dinner at nearby restaurants.
Please be aware that the trip time also includes travel time with scenic views with some commentary.

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4-Hour Mount Wellington Arrival Tour with Organ Pipes Walk

Set out on a half-day Mount Wellington tour experience where you really get to see the mountain, understand its history, plants and geology and hear its amazing stories. Walking 90minutes and getting close to nature as well as seeing the views from the top. You will be looked after by your local tour guide David, who is seasoned in local knowledge and can make the place come alive with stories.
9am, meet at the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre (20 Davey Street). Take a scenic drive through historic Hobart, the leafy town of Fern Tree and up through the refreshing forests of Mt Wellington to The Springs. Here we can purchase a hot drink halfway up the mountain at the Lost Freight Cafe and gaze up at the spectacular cliffs and summit of Mt Wellington.
Then we drive up through the tree line to the chalet, a stone hut 1000m above sea level and commence walking the easily graded Organ Pipes Track. Here we experience colourful snow gums, towering dolerite cliffs and boulder fields along with stunning views of Hobart and its surrounds.
Furthermore, David, your guide will bring the place to life with his university level knowledge of botany and geology, and his family connections to the pioneer hikers and their first-hand stories.
We then ascend through increasingly good views of Hobart to the summit of Mt Wellington. Up here the views only get better, now including some of the mountains of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. We get to take a short walk to the trig point achieving our arrival at the highest point and pausing to take in the breathtaking vista. David will remember the first time he walked from the city all the way up here when he was 18 years old, it took him 5 hours.
Then we get free time to check out the views and take photos from the Hobart and southwest Wilderness viewing platforms. Up close we observe unique Tasmanian alpine vegetation and pillars of rock. At the summit, you will be filled with astonishment, to be launched forth into a realm of natural goodness where you can see no limits.
We return to the Tasmanian Travel Information Centre with further views and forest scenery on the way down the mountain. We arrive at 1pm in time for you to grab some lunch.
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Lake Pedder Wilderness and Gordon Dam Small Group Tour

Come and embark on the only day tour (about 9.5 hours) that goes right into the heart of Tasmania’s world heritage listed Southwest wilderness. The journey will come into focus with your local Tasmanian tour guide, David, who is seasoned in local knowledge and can make the place come alive with stories.
8am, meet at the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre (20 Davey Street). We start with sweeping views of the Derwent Estuary, Hobart’s northern suburbs and adjacent mountains. We will make a stop in Historic New Norfolk to pick up lunch and hot drinks at a local bakery.
Then you will pass the farmlands and go through the tall eucalyptus forests into the wilderness, where the journey is as good as the destination. In the temperate rainforest at the Creepy Crawly Walk your guide takes you on an informative wilderness walk including climbing the stairs over the logs.
After beholding staggeringly steep mountains covered in native button grass, we arrive at Lake Pedder (in the tranquil heart of Tasmania’s spectacular world Heritage listed southwest wilderness). It’s time to immerse right into nature through the lake-shore walk, with David’s university level knowledge of Botany, Geology and Lakes and rivers. You might possibly have a bare feet dip in the lake.
Lunch, relax at Lake Pedder’s white quartzite Teds Beach.
Arrive at Lake Pedder lookout for a stunning birds eye view of the lake and the rugged glaciated mountain ranges of the southwest. Take a deep breath and take it all in.
Scurry across the 140m high Gordon Dam (Australia’s highest), feeling like mice in comparison, with plenty of time to take photos, take it all in or look down to the base of the gorge 35 stories below if you dare. Experience the breathtakingly steep Gordon Gorge, with untouched temperate rainforest on your left, then turn 180 degrees and on your right behold Lake Gordon Australia’s largest water storage dam. David your guide will share with you his first hand knowledge of how he helped to determine its volume when he worked for Hydro Tasmania. We climb 185 stairs back to the road. Then we gain an even higher perspective from the Nob Hill lookout, towering over the Gordon Dam where one guest exclaimed “I believe I can fly”.
About 5:30pm, we return to the Tasmanian Travel Information Centre in time for dinner, bringing home a true taste of the Southwest Tasmanian wilderness.
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The Great Lake and High Country Small Group Tour

Set out on the only day tour (about 9.5 Hours) to the Great Lake and Tasmania’s Central Plateau. You will be looked after by your Tasmanian tour guide David, who is seasoned in local knowledge and can make the place come alive with stories.
8am, meet at the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre (20 Davey Street). We start with southern midlands farming district and up to the historic highland town of Bothwell. We will make a stop for you to pick up hot drinks.
Then we will visit the 1916 Waddamana hydro power station and learn the story of its rise and dramatic fall. Your discovery will be enlightened by the discussion with David, who once worked for the power industry. We travel on to the trout fishing community of Flintstone inspired by the local geology. Viewing the mighty Arthurs Lake we learn how two lakes, became one and the surprising story of where its waters go. We will stop at the Arthurs Lake Road house for a warm lunch purchased by guests.
We will then rise up to the southern end of the massive Great Lake where the Miena Dam holds back the vast waters. Soon we embark on an investigative walk to determine if Reynolds Island (the lake’s largest island) really is an Island. Then it comes to a scenic drive along the lake shore and up the bends to The Great Lake Lookout which opens a bird’s-eye view for you, and get out to breathe in the fresh air on your arrival.
Our next stop is a short walk to the pristine Pine Lake through a forest of rare pencil pines which only grow in Tasmania. David can bring all this in to focus with his Tasmanian university studies in botany, geology, rivers and lakes.
Then we arrive at the Liffey Forest Lookout to witness the steep rocky Escarpment and smell the leafy rainforest, where the central Plateau high country dramatically drops away towards the north.
We return through the historic midlands town of Kempton and admire its heritage building. About 5:30pm, we will arrive back at the Tasmanian Travel Information Centre in time for dinner, bringing with us memories of Tasmania’s High Country.
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  • Elizabeth St
  • Hobart TAS 7000
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