On an early spring Hobart Sunday morning you can loll around in bed or
you can get moving.
With Kunanyi (Mount Wellington) as our backdrop, bushwalking is the
pastime of may locals. At the Springs last weekend I also came across American tourists,
weaving their way around Mountain. Looking for a spring.
This morning, Sweet Cathy who’s preparing herself for the Inca trail and
I, took to Kunanyi again.
This time from Lenah Valley. I usually walk on Kunanyi from the Waterworks
or Ridgeway or Ferntree.
Lenah Valley is much closer to both of us.
There’s parking at the end of Lenah Valley Road where there are numerous
walking (and bike riding) tracks to enjoy depending on available time and
We walked to the New Town Falls then on to Junction Cabin where many
walks meet. It’s estimated at about an hour and a half but can be done a little
quicker. We stopped for a drink, ate some cake and talked awhile with a fellow
traveller, poring over the Mount Wellington Walks map together comparing hikes
and café tips.
We went on to about half way to the Chalet on Kunanyi until the day’s
passing got the better of us. We descended taking the Lenah Valley fire trail
on our return. Not as pretty as the way up but denser bush with views out to the back of Glenorchy.
Things we saw on the way:
- Bursts of golden wattle.
- A political advisor.
- A dog going for a run with his owner.
- Half a dozen young men on mountain bikes including one who had ridden
If you haven’t walked the mountain from Lenah Valley it’s lovely. Why
don’t you give it a try?
About the Lenah Valley track and more see here.
For information on Mount Wellington walking and bike tracks see here.