Mount Wellington and the Hobart waterfront

While Day one of our Tasmania trip was all about getting there and settling into our wonderful accommodation, day two was about getting out and about. While everyone enjoyed a sleep in I set off for a morning run. In Kununurra I have to wake up at 4.30am to get running before the sun wakes up. Even then at this time of the year the temperature is around 26 degrees and the humidity is hovering at 90%.

Imagine how good it felt to not have to set an alarm and be able to go for a run when I woke at 7.30am with no humidity and the temperature at 13 degrees. Not only that but to have somewhere different and interesting to run meant I was on cloud 9 as I set off around the suburb of Kingston, just south of the Hobart CBD. After 8 kms I called it quits as the hills were starting to take their toll plus I was right outside a coffee shop! A copy of the Hobart Mercury and a Latte to go and I walked the last 500m home.

By the time everyone else was awake and breakfast had been cooked and consumed it was almost midday! We decided that we would stick close to home and given the clear skies I figured that our first stop would be Mount Wellington. At 1,300 metres high it offers a great view over the city of Hobart and out to sea.

We took the long way there and it ended up taking about 45 minutes. Half way up the mountain we came across this waterfall on the side of the road. As we had forgotten to fill up our water containers I took full advantage of the filling up with the coldest and most freshest water you would ever taste.

Waterfall on Mount Wellington Tasmania

It was a bit nippy at the top but we all had a great time looking at the various views on offer.

Even with the clouds moving in the view was quite impressive

Even with the clouds moving in the view was quite impressive

I have never tried a panoramic photo on my blog so here goes… (you will need to click on it to see it properly)

I have never tried a panoramic photo on my blog so here goes…(you will need to click on it to see it properly)

Ariya found it a little cold but within a few days was already acclimatised to the Tassy weather

Ariya found it a little cold but within a few days was already acclimatised to the Tassy weather


Marisah found it bright and borrowed Mums sunglasses.

Marisah found it bright and borrowed Mums sunglasses.

This is downtown Hobart. Check out the size of that cruise ship!

This is downtown Hobart. Check out the size of that cruise ship!

The drive back down the mountain was a lot quicker and within 10 minutes we were in the CBD of Hobart. We found a park at Constitution Dock which is where the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht finishes every year and set off in search of some lunch. We found a little place that served up some nice seafood so before leaving we purchased some bluefin tuna and Salmon to take home and cook for dinner.

Marisah posing at Constitution Dock.

Marisah posing at Constitution Dock.

Jacob trying to judge the distance to the ship in front of him to see if he could make the distance with one giant leap.

Jacob trying to judge the distance to the ship in front of him to see if he could make the distance with one giant leap.

The girls had been studying Scotland recently which of course included learning about the bag pipes so they were very excited to see them in real life.

The girls had been studying Scotland recently which of course included learning about the bag pipes so they were very excited to see them in real life.

The dinner that night was something I will always remember. The bluefin tuna Sashimi style was amazing and the Salmon was the best I have ever had. We followed that with a walk along the beach and an ice cream for the kids from the corner store. It was an amazing day and that night we all went to sleep very, very happy and content.


6 Responses to Mount Wellington and the Hobart waterfront

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  2. Belinda Letchford

    you make me wish I was on holidays with you

  3. You may have heard, we are getting temperatures in lows of 15 degrees in Ubon. The difference being that the scenery is much nicer where you are. Maybe if I had a few Regency with coke that may help…I don’t think so but I could do with a couple to get into the holiday “spirit”

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