- Transfer to Kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit
- Mountain bike, helmet and safety vest
- Cycle guide and support vehicle
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WHAT TO EXPECT
We head from Hobart’s waterfront to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington for breathtaking views of Southern Tasmania. Highlight: a panoramical view over the stunning city of Hobart.
After soaking in the vistas, we are ready for Tasmania’s ultimate downhill bicycle ride, starting at 1272 m above sea level. On the 21 km guided ride down, we will see landscapes contrasting from sub-alpine and mountain rainforests to the lively Hobart waterfront. An optional off-road section is available for the daredevils.
This bike tour is suitable for people who can ride a bike confidently, aged over 8 years old and with a minimum height of 140cm.
Tour departs and finishes at 4 Elizabeth Street Hobart, opposite the Tasmanian Tourism and Information Centre.
Mount Wellington is officially known as Kunanyi / Mount Wellington and is situated in the southeast coastal region of Tasmania. Hobart city is built on the foothills of the mountain. It also is the summit of the Wellington Range.
Kunanyi / Mount Wellington has an altitude of 1,271 metres (4,170 ft) above sea level. It is often covered by snow, even on some summer days. The lower slopes are covered by green forest. It boasts many walking tracks through the forests. Near the summit, you can find a lookout that provides stunning views of the city of Hobart. From Hobart City, you can see characteristic cliffs of dolerite columns. These are known as the Organ Pipes.
Cascade Gardens is a green and tree-shaded park close to Cascade Brewery and 19th century Cascades Female Factory remains. The gardens are located less than 5 km from Hobart and are accommodated with a children's playground, a running creep, lush lawns and a rhododendron-filled picnic and BBQ area. It is no surprise that the Cascade Gardens are frequently visited for family outings. The park is full of history and dates back to 1827. From the Cascade Gardens, you can follow a track along the Hobart Rivulet, which passes the inner suburb of South Hobart and continues to the city centre.
Battery Point finds its origins in the early days of Hobart in the 1800s. It is known for its colonial architecture, winding streets, and historical atmosphere. It is one of the most fascinating historic precincts in Australia. Today Battery Point has become one of the hippest suburbs of Hobart. However, you can still notice its historical links with the past of Hobart and Tasmania.
Salamanca Place consists of rows of sandstone buildings. These used to serve as warehouses for the port of Hobart Town. Today the buildings have been transformed into restaurants, galleries, craft shops and offices. Salamanca Place is named after the 1812 victory of the Duke of Wellington in the Battle of Salamanca (a Spanish province).
- Kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit
- Mountain bike adventure
- The Springs
- Off road section (optional)
- Cascade Gardens
- Battery Point and Salamanca
Hobart - daily departures at 10:00am and 1:00pm from Hobart CBD.
Pick up from Hobart Information Center at 9.45 am.
What to bring?
- Drink bottle
- Comfortable closed toe shoes
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Suitable attire for possible colder Mountain summit temperature and conditions
- Waterproof jacket and gloves (just in case)
Mt. Wellington Bike Tour From Hobart
|11:00AM - 12:00PM|
Monday, 29-04-2016 11:00 AM - 12:00PM
How many participants are there?
Minimum unit order: 1 persons.
Child (12-15 yrs):
How fit do you need to be?
We visit some incredible places throughout Tasmania, and wherever possible get out of the bus to explore. While most of our trips are active in nature our guides aim to offer walks that cater for all types of fitness with easy, medium and hard walking options.
What to bring?
Bring clothing that suits the season, while including warm clothes (it can get cold in the mountains), comfortable walking shoes, toiletries, a towel, hat, sunscreen, waterproof jacket, swimsuit, water bottle and camera. Luggage is restricted to one normal pack, bag or case (20kg) plus a small day pack.
Where will my trip depart from?
All full day & extended tours include pick up and drop off from your city hostel or hotel. Our tours leave from all major gateways to Tasmania so no matter whether you arrive by boat to Devonport, or by plane to Hobart or Launceston we have a tour to suit you.
The tours that we offer are designed to help you see as much of Tasmania as possible with like minded travelers. There is no maximum age provided you have a good sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness, however we do have a minimum age of 8 years old to ensure all passengers get the most from the tour!
Buses and group size
Our maximum group size if 24 passengers plus the tour guide. These small group sizes allow you plenty of time to get to know your fellow passengers and guide.
Our tours are conducted in modern, comfortable air-conditioned buses. By having small groups it means we can spend as much time as possible outside the bus exploring the wonderful sights of Tasmania.
We included everything we believe is needed to have a great time in Tasmania while keeping our prices as low as possible. There are no extra charges or fees on any of our tours so the only expenses you’ll have throughout the tour will be extra meals not included, optional extras or souvenirs from the great places you’ll visit. Each individual tour will have different inclusions and to check see these just review our Tours to find out a bit more about them. To give you a general idea our tours will always include:
- Experienced friendly Guides
- All bedding
- Hotel / hostel pick up and drop off (with the exception of Mt Wellington Descent)
- National Parks passe
- All Entry Fees
Are masks mandatory?
Under Down Under is supportive of the use of masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Masks are advocated by the World Health Organisation as a physical barrier to help prevent community transmission. Wearing a mask while travelling on aircraft or where physical distancing is not possible may help protect against potential spread. We will be guided by our local public health authorities as to whether masks should always be worn. Please bring your own masks on tour, and learn how to safely wear, wash, and dispose of masks prior to coming on tour.
What are you doing to improve standards of hygiene on tours?
We have carefully reviewed all our policies and adopted recommended best practice cleaning and sanitation procedures from WorkSafe and in accordance to government guidelines, and we have implemented new staff training. In addition, we have instigated pre-tour ‘fit for travel’ health assessments, new procedures for dealing with potential health issues on tour, and contactless/no touch payments.
What if someone else on my tour tests positive or is suspected of having COVID-19?
Any guest that has symptoms of COVID-19 while on tour will be assisted by our staff to get medical assistance. We will abide by the guidance of local health authorities. This may or may not require testing, self-isolating or quarantine for the individual and/or others on the tour. Please be aware that while we will assist any and all guests that require medical care or other support, any expenses incurred for treatment, testing or quarantine will need to be covered by the guest or guests affected.
Will I need my own hand sanitizer?
Please bring a supply of hand sanitiser. We shall provide some on our tour vehicle and your accommodations will have some accessible; however, having your own supply will ensure that you have some protection during free time when you are exploring on your own.
Will I need to be tested for COVID-19 before travel?
Prior to travel, it is essential that you let our office know if you experience any symptoms of COVID-19, have been in isolation, or are known to have been in contact with someone that is suspected or has had COVID-19. Further, upon pick-up of all guests at the beginning of tour we shall ask each guest to complete a short health survey. At that time, if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, we will assist you to seek medical advice immediately. You will not be permitted to join the tour until cleared by a medical professional.
Will travel insurance cover me for COVID-19?
Travel insurance is strongly recommended for travel to cover a broad range of potential travel issues. Currently most policies are unlikely to cover for COVID-19 related illness or travel issues; however, each policy differs and it is important to check your individual policy inclusions and exclusions.
Cancellations by You
We strongly advise you to take out travel insurance which includes cover for cancellation costs.
If you cancel some or all portions of your booking the cancellation terms set out below will apply.
If you cancel a booking:
- 21 days or more prior to departure, we will charge the lessor amount between the booking deposit amount and 25% of the total booking amount.
- Within 8 to 20 days prior to departure, we will charge 50% of the booking amount.
- 7 days or fewer prior to departure or no show, we will charge 100% of the booking amount.
- Mt Wellington Descent tour only- we may at our absolute discretion charge the following fees: within 7 Days- 25%, within 48 to 24 hours- 50%, or within 24 hours or no show- 100% of booking amount.
If you cancel a booking due to COVID-19:
- Within 21 days of departure and due to you having COVID-19 or symptoms and supported by a medical certificate, or due to border closures inhibiting your ability to travel, we will refund monies paid by you in connection with the booking less any unrecoverable costs.
If you are not present at your tour’s department time, you join the tour after departure, or leave the tour prior to its completion for any reason, no refund will be made.
Cancellations by Us
If we cancel your tour, you can transfer the fare paid towards a tour on an alternate date or alternatively receive a full refund. Refunds will be provided where required by Australian Consumer Law.
In circumstances where a cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control, refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.
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