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Standing sentinel 1271 metres over Hobart and its harbour, Mount Wellington is a must do for all runners to Hobart.
The lower slopes are thickly forested, but criss-crossed by many walking tracks and a few fire trails. There is also a sealed but narrow road to the summit, about 22 km (14 miles) travel from the city. Halfway up this road is a picnic area called "The Springs", near the site of a chalet/health spa that was destroyed by bushfire in 1967. An enclosed lookout near the summit provides spectacular views of the city below and to the east, the Derwent estuary, and also glimpses of the World Heritage Area nearly 100 km (60 miles) to the west.
It's just a 20-minute drive from the centre of the city to the pinnacle and yields magnificent views of Hobart and into the distance the Channel, the East Coast, the Derwent Valley, the South West and the Tasman Peninsula can all be seen on a fine day.
You can either run there from the city or drive there and run up, up & down or just around on one of the many marked tracks. Breathe the fresh, clear mountain air and enjoy the stunning vistas of this wilderness of unsurpassed beauty.
The wind is often cold so warm weather gear is often needed.