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kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour

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Hobart, Australia
kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour

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icon2 hours 15 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

The 4,170-foot (1,270-meter) peak of Mt Wellington is Hobart’s most famous landmark and lies just west of the city. This Explorer Bus ticket offers hassle-free transfers between Hobart and the mountain summit—a 30-minute journey each way. Your ticket is valid all day and there are several different departure times, so you can hop off to hike the mountain trails and spend as long as you like admiring the views from the summit.
  • Spectacular views from the top of Mt Wellington
  • Hop-on hop-off bus: explore the trails or head to the summit
  • Multiple bus departures throughout the day
  • Buses are accessible for wheelchairs and mountain bikes
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kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Pass, valid all-day
Informative local guide commentary
Access to Wellington Park and the summit of kunanyi / Mount Wellington
Complimentary Wellington Park bushwalking map
Air-conditioned vehicle
WiFi on board
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bike freight ($10 per bike)
4 Elizabeth St , 4 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

The bus stop is located opposite the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre (outside Hydro Tasmania building).

Brooke Street Pier , Brooke Street Pier, 12 Franklin Whrf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Outside Brooke Street Pier on Hobart's waterfront.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please check the weather before you go and dress to the conditions.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
  • OPERATED BY kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus - 2 Hour Return Tour.

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star-5
Amazing! Highly...
Adele_F
, Aug 2022
Amazing! Highly recommend. We had a week in Hobart and really wanted to see snow. This tour delivered when the roads were shut to the public.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Adele_F, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! It is very much appreciated! We are so glad you had an amazing time on the Explorer Bus, and we hope to see you again when you are next in Hobart!
star-5
A must do!!!
Daniel_R
, Aug 2022
Amazing views which was followed up by snow! Friendly bus driver/tour guide who made the trip all the more enjoyable
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Daniel_R, thank you for taking the time to write this awesome review of the kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus! We are so glad you had such an enjoyable time and we hope to see you when you are next in Hobart!
star-5
Snow day
Kelly_H
, Aug 2022
Standing in the falling snow was fantastic. Getting to the top was brilliant with the bus company as they could get past the gate. The bus drivers were very friendly.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Kelly_H thank you so much for writing this review and sharing your awesome experience and photos! You both look like you had a great time up in the snow! We hope to see you again next time that you come to Hobart.
star-5
Breathtaking winter views
Jane_C
, Aug 2022
A great trip with the humorous and knowledgeable Dave. Chairs for shoes were very welcome. Views were amazing, even with some cloud cover.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Jane_C, thank you for taking the time to write this awesome review. It is so great to hear what a fantastic time you had on the kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus. I will be sure to pass on your lovely words about Dave he will be so glad you had such a good time! We hope to see you again when you are next in Hobart!
star-5
Well worth it.
Rob_M
, Aug 2022
Dave the driver was very engaging and informative , the views were amazing. We would recommend to anyone.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Rob_M thank you so much for leaving us this awesome review. We are so glad you had such a good time with your driver Dave, I will be sure to let him know what a fantastic time you had! I totally agree the views from the summit are amazing, and again we are so glad you had such a good time! We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Hobart!
star-5
Wonderful view of snow covered/frozen Australian native trees.
Andrew_W
, Aug 2022
Experience in the snow combined with the sight of snow covered trees on the way. excellent views of the city on the route. So lucky to be in Hobart and be on this tour when it had snowed heavily for the past two days. Our first trip to Hobart and has inspired us to revisit for a longer period.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Andrew_W, thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review! I am so glad you had such a wonderful experience with us on the kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus! It is a lovely way to see the amazing views of the city, and it sounds like you had a lovely time in the snow! That is amazing, and we look forward to seeing you when you are next in Hobart!
star-5
Well worth it to get driven up and explore!
Rebecca_W
, Jul 2022
Robin was a great tour guide and this trip well worth it to get yourself up the mountain in one piece. Not the easiest of road to drive and we got up there seamlessly and will expert knowledge from Robin. The view is amazing and 1/2 to 45 minutes is enough time to explore and see most of all its view before it gets too cold!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Rebecca_W, we are so grateful that you took the time to review your trip with us, up to kunanyi/Mt Wellington. I’m so glad to hear that our driver Robin was able to make your experience with us so memorable! And thank you so much for sharing your awesome images with us, they are stunning! Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you next time you are in Hobart.
star-5
Chill your
Eleanor_W
, Jul 2022
Good and easy to find the pick up point. It’s freezing at the top, so nice to have the option to hop back on the bus to wait for others to finish exploring. Friendly guide who was helpful
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Eleanor_W, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us on the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus! The mountain is an amazing place to explore and I am glad you got to enjoy it! We hope to see you again next time you are in Hobart!
star-4
Speculator
Nathaniel_E
, Jul 2022
It was an amazing experience. Brilliant commentary on the way up and down. I loved the historical information. I would recommend people stay longer than 30mins at the top. 30mins just didn’t do Kunanyi justice.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Nathaniel_E, thank you so much for taking the time to write this awesome review! I agree Kunanyi/ Mt Wellington is amazing! Thank you for the feedback you provided, all feedback is very useful and helps us improve for the future! If you loved Kunanyi may I suggest next time you travel with us, use our bus as a Hop-on and Hop-off service we have 5 bus stops in Wellington Park which will allow greater exploration of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Mt Welllington Tour
Maria_L
, Jul 2022
It was great experience! My lil one so happy to play and make snow ball. The Scenery was breathtaking.Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Maria_L, thank you for sharing your wonderful review and photos of your trip! I am so glad to hear that you both enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you in Hobart again soon!
star-5
BEST and first snow experience in my life
Hannah_H
, Jul 2022
The view was spectacular, though it was pretty cold up near the top of Mt Wellington. Tony, our driver, was great at telling stories. He also loves a good snowball fight, so watch out! 😂
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Hannah_H, thank you for spending the time to write this amazing review! I am so glad we were able to help you experience snow for the first time! Thank you also for your kind words about Tony our staff love to provide people with these experiences, and yes he does like a good snowball fight! Thank you so much, we hope to see you in Hobart again soon!
star-5
The best shuttle bus!
Erika_E
, Jul 2022
Tony was an awesome and knowledgeable bus driver and tour guide who gave us a deep understanding of Hobart's history. Definitely worth getting the shuttle bus up to Mt Wellington as the roads can be narrow and windy, we felt very safe on the Explorer Bus even with our infant. We were rewarded with a beautiful view at the top!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Erika_E, thank you for writing this great review, we love when our customers share their experiences with us! I am glad you felt so safe with us! We pride ourselves on providing a safe and enjoyable experience! All our drivers have high levels of training and experience so thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and we hope to see you again.
star-4
Mt Wellington is a great spot!
Shairose_S
, Jul 2022
I am happy that I chose this tour. David was a great guide. The only thing that I would suggest is to increase the length of stay at Mount Wellington. It is such a beautiful spot and I think I would have loved it more if we had more time there instead of just spending about 30 minutes.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Shairose_S, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We love to get feedback from our travellers. I totally agree with you Mt Wellington is an amazing spot, and is certainly a place where you could spend a lot of time! May I suggest next time you travel with us you use the Hop-on and Hop-off aspect of the bus, we have 5 bus stops on the mountain, and this would allow you to spend even more time on our stunning Kunanyi/ Mt Wellington! It is such an amazing place, and I am so glad you had a wonderful time with David, I will pass on your compliments, he will be so glad you had such a good time! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Great afternoon out
Lisa_K
, Jul 2022
Great tour, beautiful views and our driver was very funny and entertaining and was very informative.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Lisa_K, we are so grateful for your kind words about our tour. Thanks for sharing your review with us, I am glad you enjoyed your afternoon with the driver! Thank you and we hope to see you again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Mount Wellington
Gaynor_S
, Jul 2022
Lovely visit to Mount Wellington yesterday with our pleasant tour guide Tony. Unfortunately it was too foggy to see anything but I enjoyed the experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Gaynor_S, thank you for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate your feedback on our tour. I'm so glad that you had a lovely trip with Tony up to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. I can understand your disappointment in regards to the foggy conditions on the day you travelled with us. The weather in Hobart can change quite rapidly, and we do recommend checking the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website prior to booking. There is a awesome 7-day forecast there which can help in planning this trip. It is sometimes wrong but mostly accurate in predicting rain, cloud cover and wind. Thank you for your feedback and I am so glad you enjoyed your trip, we hope to see you again in Hobart soon!
star-5
Spectacular spot
Aida_A
, Jul 2022
It was great to see that spectacular views, just I could recommend, it is cold and having proper clothing for winter.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Aida_A, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this great review! I agree with you the views from the summit of kunanyi / Mt Wellington are truly amazing. You are also right it can be chilly, on average the temperature up Mt Wellington is about 10 degrees colder than in Hobart, so warm clothing is definitely a must! Again thank you so much, I am so glad you enjoyed your tour with us, and we hope to see you again in the future!
star-5
when you get a radio anchor for a driver and guide
Mouna_N
, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful time going to the top of the mountain. Usually in these tourist drives, i have seen guides follow a script to inform of all the places along the way. However, our guide David had a unique style. He told us stories, stories about what those places meant to him, his experiences of bringing other guests and he had a great sense of humour. Thoroughly enjoyed his commentary on the drive.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hey Mouna_N, thank you for taking a moment to share your experience on the kunanyi / Mt Wellington Explorer Bus! It is so nice to hear what a wonderful experience you had with David! I will pass on these compliments, he will be so glad that you enjoyed your tour so much. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to see you again in the future.
star-5
Amazing
Rachel_C
, Jun 2022
Views better than expected. Great tour operator, interesting commentary. Stunning @ top of mountain.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Rachel_C, thank you so much for sharing this review with us. Thank you for your kind words about our tour, I am so glad you had such a great time with us! We hope to see you in Hobart again soon.
star-5
Worth it
Ruth_K
, Jun 2022
The commentary of the bus driver was very informative, he was also very nice.We enjoyed the drive up the mountain. We believe that the time that was spent in between the stops and up in the mountain and drive back to Hobart is reasonable. I highly recommend to anyone to do this tour in winter especially if you don’t want to take your car up in the mountain. We are locals but prefer to join the tour as we’re not sure of the driving conditions. Worth it. Thanks,
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Ruth_K, it is so great to hear what a great time you had while travelling with us! Thank you for taking the time to write us this review it means a lot! I also totally agree winter is an awesome time of the year to experience kunanyi/Mt Wellington! Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
star-5
Best trip
Mia_A
, Jun 2022
Tony was an excellent guide ! Made the trip informative and fun :) Our trip was pretty full but everyone enjoyed the experience and everyone had fun at the summit of mt Wellington! Highly recommend this trip! Esp if you have Tony as your guide!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Mia_A, thank you so much for writing us this review, it is so nice to hear from our travellers! We really enjoy reading about your experiences! Thank you for your lovely words about Tony, I will be sure to pass on your compliments, he really will be glad he left such a good impression on you! We hope to see you again in the future!

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