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Mount Wellington

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With its peak at 1271 metres, Mount Wellington rises above the Derwent River and the city of Hobart.

The mountain is within Wellington Park, a protected reserve on the edge of the city.

Mount Wellington Tasmania
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Hobart from Mount Wellington Panorama 1
By JJ Harrison (jjharrison89@facebook.com) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], from Wikimedia Commons

Looking down over Hobart from the peak of Mount Wellington

The peak is usually accessible by road and quite often covered in light snow even in summer months. It provides truly spectacular 360 degree views toward city, coast or even the Tasmanian wilderness area.

The lower reaches include the hiking, cycling or even horse riding tracks of Wellington Park. The area is also well known for rock climbing. Picnic and barbecue spots are available.

Organ Pipes Mount Wellington
By Graeme Bartlett [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], from Wikimedia Commons

The peak of Mount Wellington and below the Organ Pipes cliff face.

Mount Wellington lookout
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