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Photography at Hobart’s Mt Wellington

Mt Wellington is the 1270 metre high peak that overlooks Hobart. It is unmissable as you drive into Hobart from any direction – just look out for the giant TV tower on the top!

Situated to Hobart’s west, Mt Wellington is a great subject for sunsets as the dark silhouette of the mountain is framed by a fiery sky. Photographed from the Eastern Shore you will also be rewarded by the twinkling city lights, a contrast of the electric man made lights with the natural colours and light created by the sky show. Watching the sunrise from the top is a great experience too, as the city lights twinkle below you and the clouds rush past your had.

Sunset Silhouette of Mt Wellington, Hobart

Sunset Silhouette of Mt Wellington, Hobart

Another great spot is South Wellington, covered in smooth, round dolerite boulders and a fairly short walk from the Pinnacle carpark. Basically once on the summit, there is an unimpeded view of the plateau to the west with views of the distant mountains of Tasmania’s World Heritage Area. The flatness of the summit means the days last light lights up the details of the dolerite boulders strewn all over the top.

Dolerite tors on Mt Wellington

The last light on Mt Wellington

Dolerite Tors on Mt Wellington, Hobart

Dusk light and the tors on South Wellington

There are also great views of Hobart and the Derwent spread out far below.

Hobart at Dusk from Mt Wellington

Hobart and the Dusk Sky, view from Mt Wellington

Mt Wellington, Sunrise from the Pinnacle

Mt Wellington, Sunrise over Hobart from the Pinnacle

The mountain is also a great place to visit when the cloud is down low, making for wonderful opportunities to photograph Tasmania’s beautiful snow gums. It is easy to access the summit of the Mountain – from Central Hobart just go straight up Davey St and follow it to Fern Tree, and turn to the right where you see the sign. It will take close to 30 minutes to arrive at the Pinnacle.

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.