MAP & TIMETABLE
Photo Credit: Tourism Tasmania and Chris Crerar
View the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus route map and timetable to plan your mountain adventure. You'll also find helpful information on what to see and do by clicking on each bus stop location below.
BUS STOP LOCATIONS
- Visit our friendly staff at the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus Booking Office for tour bookings, information and souvenirs. Open 7 days, 9am – 4pm.
- Brooke Street Pier is a floating structure, both a building and a boat, which rises and falls with the tide.
- Find unique Tasmanian wares along with cafés and restaurants with magnificent waterside views.
2. TRAVEL CENTRE (Loop start) - Opposite the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre, 4 Elizabeth Street (outside Hydro Tasmania building), Hobart
- Close to Hobart’s bustling waterfront precinct, this is the starting point of the kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus and also the Red Decker City Loop Tour.
- Extensive visitor information, maps and souvenirs are available at the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre.
- Walk along the waterfront for a large variety of cafés, restaurants and bars.
- A sheltered grassy area with toilets, picnic areas and wood-fired barbeques.
- Visit Fern Tree Tavern for lunch or a refreshing cold beverage. Open Tuesday to Sunday.
- The starting point for shaded walks through fern gullies and alongside bubbling streams.
- Take the Pipeline Track to Silver Falls, which follows the route of the water pipeline supplying some of Hobart’s water. A short, easy walk, also suitable for mountain bikes.
- Continue along the Pipeline Track for the half-day, easy walk to Neika. Look out for the Wishing Well and Twin Bridges. Aslo suitable for mountain bikes.
4. THE SPRINGS (680m above sea level) - Pinnacle Road, car park near North-South Track, Wellington Park
- A level picnic area with gas-fired barbeques and toilets.
- Visit Lost Freight Cafe for hot drinks, light meals and snacks. Open 7 days.
- The starting point for a range of walking tracks on the eastern foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
- Take the Lenah Valley Track to Sphinx Rock, great views of the Organ Pipes above and Hobart and the River Derwent below. A short, easy walk, suitable for families.
- Continue along the Lenah Valley Track for the half-day, moderate Organ Pipes Circuit. A range of views and experiences including challenging rocky outcrops.
- The North-South Track is a popular route for mountain bikers, linking to the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park in Hobart’s northern suburbs.
- A shelter amongst the snow gums and waratahs with basic picnic tables and benches.
- A rough mid-way point for the half-day, moderate Organ Pipes Circuit. Return to The Springs on either the Organ Pipes Track or the Hunters Track and Lenah Valley Track. A range of views and experiences.
- A lookout area with wide-open views out over Hobart and beyond.
7. THE PINNACLE (1270m above sea level) - Pinnacle Road, near pathway to Observation Shelter, Wellington Park
- The summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
- Sheltered observation area with interpretive signage, multiple lookouts and toilets.
- Experience spectacular views over Hobart and the east coast, and to the west, looking over the World Heritage Area of Southern Tasmania.
- Take the Zig Zag Track across the plateau to a lookout, taking in spanning views of Tasmania’s alpine environment. A short, easy walk.
- Continue along the Zig Zag Track and Pinnacle Track for a short, moderate walk downhill to The Springs. A steep and rocky track with great views of the Organ Pipes above and Hobart and the River Derwent below.
- Follow Pinnacle Road down the mountain for an exhilarating bike ride back to Hobart city.
SUMMER TIMETABLE (NOVEMBER - APRIL)
*No 9.00am departure on Saturday.