kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus

kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus

kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus
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Hop-On Hop-Off ToursBus ToursDay Trips
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The official shuttle bus for kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Buses depart daily from Hobart’s waterfront to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Join us as we travel 1270 metres above sea level, experience spectacular views over Hobart. The 2-hour return tour includes 30-minutes to explore the summit lookouts. OR, hop-on and hop-off to explore a range of bushwalking tracks throughout Wellington Park.
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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Travellers' Choice
2024
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S Lee
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Getting up to the summit. The bus stops for 40mins at the pinnacle and despite having some difficulty walking the views were fantastic despite taking the last bus. The wind chill factor made it colder for some people. I managed to walk down to the platform area to take photos and videos. All timber stairs with railings and wire mesh nailed onto the timber stairs.

Can stop and stay inside the observation area that's heated. We had a nice friendly tour guide who gave us the history of the tour. There were hikers and people riding bicycles and this tour you can do a hop on and hop off but since it was the last one for the day, we just sat on the bus. Approximately 2hrs and 30mins on the pinnacle. We had 40mins. It's only bus that's allowed to go up when it snows and it's also slightly cheaper with concession. Definitely recommend it as we were only in Hobart for the weekend.
Written 8 March 2023
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Dear Sklee9, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this awesome comprehensive 5-star review! We really appreciate you taking the time to do so. It is so great to hear what a fantastic time you had on our tour, it is amazing any time of the day on the top of the mountain! It is also awesome to hear what a great time you had with your driver! Thank you so much for your recommendation and we hope to see you again! Kind regards, Bianca C. Guest relations manager
Written 15 March 2023
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Mick R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Business
Quick bus trip up the mountain after getting off cruise ship proved to be well worth it!!
Our guide/driver Greg(its his name and you cant have it 😂) has such a wealth of information of the area and all was delivered in a humorous and fun way keeping all interesting.
Put simply, the best guide, with the best customer service orientated mannor i've ever encountered.
A true credit to Tassy tourism, and the most valuable employee to this tour organisation.
Well done mate!!
Written 28 February 2020
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Dear MickRaffty, thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review and such heart-warming comments for your driver Greg. He’ll be absolutely chuffed to know that you had the most enjoyable trip up to kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Your kind words are greatly appreciated. Thanks again and I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday. Louise V, kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus.
Written 5 March 2020
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PamelaSS888
Canberra, Australia1,219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Plan to take the Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus rather than driving when you visit mountain. The half hour trip is very comfortable with a great commentary by the driver along the way. Parking is limited on the summit and the bus will drop you there and you can choose when you wish to return with them. Take some food and drink as there are no cafes on the summit although there is a shelter. There are also lots of short and long walks, and ancient rock formations to explore. Excellent service with the Kunanyi Explorer Bus. Tickets can be booked at their kiosk at the Mona ferry terminal or on the bus.
Written 11 January 2022
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Dear PamelaSS888, thank you so much for exploring kunanyi/Mt Wellington and for your wonderful review. I’m pleased to hear you had a fantastic experience visiting kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Taking the bus is much more enjoyable and easier than driving yourself. That’s correct, our buses stay at the summit for half an hour before returning to Hobart. For passengers wanting more time to explore the summit or the many bushwalking tracks on the mountain, they can choose to hop-on a later bus for the return journey. Thanks again for recommending our bus service and for all your travel tips. I hope you had a lovely stay in Hobart. Louise V, kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus.
Written 13 January 2022
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Cocoboy
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Clean, comfortable bus and an enjoyable ride to the top of Mt Wellington. (We walked back down). Driver Greg was excellent, providing one of the best commentaries I’ve ever heard - informative, interesting, entertaining and humorous - from the moment we got on the bus to when we alighted.
Written 11 March 2021
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Dear Cocoboy, thank you so much for your review and praise for your driver and guide Greg and his excellent commentary. It was a pleasure to have you onboard and we hope you enjoyed the scenic walk back down the mountain too. Louise V, kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus.
Written 19 July 2021
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Austraveller92
Brisbane, Australia72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
If there's a chance of snow, this is the way to go. Gates on the mountain are locked to prohibit entry by cars due to risk of sliding on the ice. Only the bus driver has a key to the gate, as the bus is designed and properly equipped with chains for the ice and snow.
It had been snowing before we ventured off in the bus, but thee was also a fall of snow when our bus load of about 20 arrived. Our fellow passengers included children from Queensland who had never experienced snow, so there was much excitement and joy.
The bus trip was certainly worth the cost.
Written 18 September 2021
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Dear Austraveller92, thank you so much for taking the time to provide a review. It’s excellent to hear that you had such a memorable experience while using our kunanyi/Mt Wellington snow bus service and felt that it was great value for money too. It sure is exciting to visit kunanyi/Mt Wellington in the snow, especially for those who have never seen or felt snow before. Thanks again for your review and recommendation, we hope you had a great holiday in Hobart. Louise V, kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus.
Written 19 September 2021
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Sara C
St. Catharines, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
We took the bus return to the mountain peak. The views were amazing and the driver gave a lot of information on the history of the area as well as tips on where to take other potential hikes. We ended up getting off part way down to take another trail and the company made sure we had a ride back to town when we planned. The next bus coming down was full so they sent a seperate van at the same time to ensure we got back when planned. Very organised and top notch company!!
Written 21 March 2021
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Dear Sara C, thanks for taking the time to write a review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your kunanyi/Mt Wellington tour experience and managed to go for a bushwalk on the mountain too. As we offer a hop-on hop-off service, we are always prepared to send an extra shuttle bus to ensure all of our passengers safely return back to Hobart at the end of the day. Thank you for your kind comments and we hope to see you again soon. Louise V, kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus.
Written 19 July 2021
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guennie3
Cambridge, UK421 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Almost didn’t book this trip. So glad we did. An absolute ‘must do’ in Hobart. We took advantage of the hop on hop off option to do a little walking on the mountain. Such an efficient friendly service. Jon our driver was friendly, informative, good fun and so helpful. We took the bus to the pinnacle where we could see nothing at first but the clouds continually swirled around revealing partial views. We then took the bus back down and got off at The Springs where we had delicious pies and coffee at the cafe before our 1.8km descent through the bush to Fern Tree Park where a couple of beers at the friendly pub kept us going whilst we waited for the bus to return us to Hobart. Make sure you wear walking shoes and have warm sensible clothing as the weather changes very suddenly. I was wearing hat, scarf and gloves at the pinnacle and then had no need of them or my coat at Fern Tree Park. Worth the bus ride up and down the mountain even if you are not feeling energetic to walk.
Written 14 October 2023
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Dear guennie3, We're so glad to hear that you decided to go on the trip and had an amazing experience with us! And we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us this awesome 5-star review 🏞️😊 It's wonderful that you found the hop-on hop-off option to be a great way to explore Mt. Wellington, and we're thrilled that Jon, your driver, made the journey enjoyable, informative, and fun. Exploring the changing views from the pinnacle and then descending to The Springs for delicious pies and coffee sounds like a fantastic adventure. Thank you for sharing your detailed experience and valuable tips about clothing and footwear. We appreciate your recommendation, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more memorable adventures in the future! 🚌🚶‍♂️ Kind regards, Bianca C. Guest Relations Manager
Written 12 November 2023
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Kazza67_12
Yeppoon, Australia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Our bus driver was a very nice guy. He gave us very informative commentary along the way. Once we got to the top there was too much cloud to see anything so our driver offered us a free bus ride up again in the afternoon, which I and some others, took up. It was clear and beautiful views.
His tip was before you travel up there, look up at it and see if there is cloud around the top of it or if it's clear.
Written 17 February 2021
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Hello Kazza67_12, Thank you for your fantastic feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your mountain tour. We certainly do offer complimentary return trips up the mountain if there is cloud cover on the first tour time selected at another time and date of choosing (depending on seat availability). We use and recommend checking the weather on the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) website for the most accurate and up to date weather information. Thank you also for providing feedback about the driver on the day. It is good to hear that he was nice. We hope you plan to visit Hobart again in the future. We would like to see you on our bus again soon. Many thanks for the time you have taken to write your review. Many thanks. Kind regards. Fiona G. Tour Manager. kunanyi/ Mt Wellington Explorer Bus
Written 7 March 2021
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Sharon D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Being able to reach the summit of Mt Wellington on such a beautiful day, and still play in the snow at the top was amazing. The 360 degree views are nothing short of spectacular. David our driver was funny yet respectful and gave great commentary and insight into our surrounds. Felt very safe in the hands of an experienced driver and we were able to sit back and relax and take it all in. Half an hour spent at the top. Great value for money. So glad we didn't drive ourselves. Loved every minute.
Written 27 September 2022
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Dear sharondJ1041IV, thank you so much for writing us this awesome 5-star review! We really appreciate hearing back from you! It is great to hear what a great time you had on your trip and with your driver David! I will be sure to pass on your compliments. It is great to hear you had such a relaxing time, it is so nice to be able to take in all the amazing views on the drive! Thank you for all your kind feedback, and we hope we will see you again! Kind regards, Bianca C.
Written 4 October 2022
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diane90
Point Cook, Australia63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Tony the bus driver was very informative and he loves telling Dad jokes. We had a great trip up the mountain with plenty of time at the top to look around. He made stops along the way so everyone could get out and look around and take photos
Written 17 February 2023
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Dear diane90, hahaha thank you so much for leaving the kunanyi/ Mt Wellington Explorer Bus this awesome 5-star review! Yes, Tony really does love telling his terrible yet hilarious dad jokes! And yes he also loves to share his passion for kunanyi, he will be so pleased that you had such a fantastic time! Thank you so much for travelling with us, and we hope to see you again! Kind regards, Bianca C. Guest Relations Manager
Written 22 February 2023
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