Mount Wellington Hobart

 

Mout Wellington Lookout

Mout Wellington Lookout by Nieloz and WikipediaIs  the backdrop to the city of Hobart, rising  to 1,271 metres (4,170 ft).  The mountain is accessible by road and has a very good ‘lookout’ or viewing point at the summit.  During the winter the summit is often covered by snow, giving the city a very Alpine look to it.  The lower slopes are thickly forested, with many walking tracks and a few fire trails.The mountain is volcanic in origin and has Dolerite columns rising towards the summit called the ‘Organ Pipes’

Each year there is a running race up the mountain called Point to Pinnacle.  The event is a 21.4km Half Marathon in aid of Movember the Prostate Cancer.

The course starts at Wrest Point car park, follows Sandy Bay Road, left into Byron Street and left into Davey Street at Hotel Soho. Davey Street becomes Huon Road as it travels the route to the right turn onto Pillinger.

The event must be one of the worlds hardest ‘open to all’ half marathons and the race record stands at 1:24:19 set by Canberra’s Scott McTaggart in the 2010 P2P.

The assent can be made by car and the road is well maintained and is normal open except in extreme weather conditions.  Parking close to the lookout.


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