DEPARTURES: 10.00am and 1.00pm DAILY (4.00pm during January & February)
Tours depart from Brooke Street Pier â€“ Franklin Wharf, Hobart. (see map below)
Bookings are essential â€“ minimum numbers apply
DURATION: approximately 2.5 hours.
PRICING: $75 adult; $65 child (8-16 years)
Detailed description of Tour :
Depart Hobart (Brooke Street Pier) and drive 21km by minibus to the summit of Mount Wellington. On the way, our Guide will provide some interpretation giving an insight into the Mountain itself. Rising to a height of 1270 metres, Mt Wellington is a spectacular and panoramic backdrop for the city of Hobart. From the top youâ€™ll see magnificent 360 degree views - the Derwent Valley, down to the Southern Ocean and across to the Tasman Peninsula. The inlets, bays and hills of this beautiful city are spread out in a stunning panorama, detailed at the observation deck.
Take in the views of the distant mountain ranges of the southwest to the sprawling city of Hobart below. Your guide will then fit you with a bicycle, helmet and safety vest followed by a detailed cycle safety briefing. After a practice ride at the summit, regroup and follow your guide on a downhill descent of the mountain. Watch the subalpine terrain gradually being replaced by a magnificent forest. Stop on several occasions to take in the varying views and snap a picture or two. The winding mountain road takes you down past the Chalet and the Springs to the foothills. Here you can choose the option to experience the thrill of an off-road section. Ride some winding, twisting ups and downs - only for the adventurous at heart. The off-road section rejoins near Cascade Brewery and Gardens where everyone can stop and regroup. Cycle past the historic Female Factory and through South Hobart and Battery Point. Enjoy cruising beneath the tree-lined streets filled with Georgian and Federation architecture completing the journey back at the vibrant Hobart Waterfront.
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