Depart Hobart for the drive to Mt Wellington, whose summit stands at an elevation of 4,163 feet (1,269 meters). If the skies are clear, you can enjoy a panoramic view over the city of Hobart and out to the De’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island. Admire the mountain’s rugged alpine setting, topped by snow in the winter, and check out natural rock formations like the Organ Pipes.
Your tour takes in other sights during the drive between Hobart and the summit of Mt Wellington, including St David’s Park, Arthur’s Circus and the mountain town of Ferntree. Pass by the boutiques of Battery Point; see Anglesea Barracks, one of Australia’s oldest army facilities; admire fine examples of early Hobart homes in South Hobart; drive through Cascade Valley; pass through the different coastal and alpine ecosystems as you ascend the mountain; visit the remnants of the Female Factory, a one-time female prison; and see Macquarie Street.