Exploring Mount Wellington

This weekend’s adventure took us up on to my favourite feature of the Hobart skyline, Mount Wellington. The mountain is covered in hiking trails, and we did a loop which included three trails and covered about 8km.

We started at the Chalet (a very grandiosely named lovely, but simple mountain hut), headed along the Organ Pipes Track in front of what has to be one of the most recognisable features of the mountain, up the Zig Zag Track to the Pinnacle, down part of Pinnacle Road, on to the Panorama track, and then back down some more of Pinnacle Road to find our car at the Chalet.

It was a glorious Tasmanian autumn day with temperatures on the mountain ranging between 0 and 3 degrees Celsius, but feeling much colder whenever the wind gusted past. The start of our walk even featured light snow. Like I said, autumn in Tasmania.

As always, the hike was spectacular – ranging through bushland, over rocky terrain and rewarding us with stunning views throughout. I love that this amazing place is right on our doorstep.

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The Chalet, Mount Wellington, Tasmania

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View from the Organ Pipes Track, Mount Wellington

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The Organ Pipes, Mount Wellington

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Climbers’ access route onto the Organ Pipes, Mount Wellington

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The Organ Pipes, Mount Wellington

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Trail signs and a poor lost sock on Mount Wellington

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View from the Zig Zag Track, Mount Wellington

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View from the Zig Zag Track, Mount Wellington

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View from the Zig Zag Track, Mount Wellington

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The Zig Zag Track, Mount Wellington

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View from the Zig Zag Track, Mount Wellington

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The Zig Zag Track to the Pinnacle, Mount Wellington

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The final stretch of the Zig Zag Track to the Pinnacle, Mount Wellington

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The Panorama Track, Mount Wellington

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View from the Panorama Track, Mount Wellington