Wellington Wanders
Nature Photography Walkabouts

Capture the distinctive landscape and natural environment of kunanyi/Mt Wellington

There’s so much to explore and photo opportunities to be found… let’s walk and talk while you photograph nature’s beauty
During your 3-hour photo walkabout, your guide will impart practical photography hints, and guide you so you can improve your photographic techniques for nature photography. You will become more acquainted with your camera, move off auto mode and use a range of camera settings like shutter speed, aperture, ISO and more to improve the photos you take. You’ll become more acquainted with a range of techniques that you can foster to capture unique photos, not just snapshots.

What will you discover, experience and photograph?

Ideal for beginner to intermediate photographers
Your guide and tutor: Coreena Vieth – local nature and wildlife photographer

Mount Wellington, dominates Hobart’s landscape at 1271m (4170ft) above sea level – locals and tourists have been visiting the mountain and its surrounds since early settlement of the region.

Our ‘Wellington Wanders’ nature walks take place on the eastern slopes of Mount Wellington. There’s diverse nature photography opportunities including shady tree-fern gullies, waterfalls, dolerite landscapes, birds and other wildlife and a colourful range of flora and fungi.

Choose from one of the following walkabouts or get in touch if have something else in mind.

You may also be interested in a bespoke outdoor photography tuition session – 4-hours completely tailored to your specific photographic interests and objectives.

Ferns, Fungi and Waterfalls

A forest of tall trees and tree ferns provide opportunity for creative photography. Focus on the lush green tree fern forest, be intrigued by fascinating fungi emerging from the nutrient rich forest floor or capture flowing water cascading over the escarpment or down the stream.

Track overview

Easy to medium walk on a well-defined track with a gentle uphill start – over 2.5 to 3 hours, you’ll walk approximately 4.5kms.

Suggested fitness level

This walk is suitable for most levels of fitness.

Where to meet

At the picnic shelter (near the public toilets) in Fern Tree Park, opposite the tavern on the corner of Huon and Summerleas Road, Fern Tree.

How to get there and where to park

From the city, travel south along Davey Street and stay in the far right lane to avoid a forced left turn onto the Southern Outlet.  Following the signs to Mount Wellington continue onto Huon Road and pass the turnoff to the summit to arrive in Fern Tree.  Approximate travel time 15 minutes. Parking is available on the right just past turnoff to the summit; limited parking is also available along the roadside surrounding the Fern Tree Tavern.

The Chalet to Organ Pipes

Vistas of Hobart spanning below and the iconic Organ Pipes towering above, wildflowers by your side and birds flitting about. Misty days won’t disappoint – there’s a certain eeriness of photographing snow gums in the fog and there’s always some great close-up subjects too.

Track overview

An easy walk on a well-defined and undulating trail. Over 2.5 to 3 hours duration you’ll walk approximately 4kms.

Suggested fitness level

This walk is suitable for most levels of fitness.

Where to meet

At The Chalet picnic shelter. There are no toilet facilities at this location, so we suggest that you stop  at The Springs on the way up.

How to get there and where to park

From the city, travel south along Davey Street and stay in the far-right lane to avoid a forced left turn onto the Southern Outlet.  Following the signs to Mount Wellington continue onto Huon Road turning right on Pinnacle Road up the mountain. The Chalet is approximately 3.5kms from The Springs. Parking is available on the left side of the road just before The Chalet or on the right, directly opposite The Chalet.

Weather conditions and your safety

Your safety is our utmost priority. We will operate our Wellington Wanders Nature Photography Walkabouts in most weather conditions. However the weather can change rapidly in mountain conditions and we may need to reschedule or cancel accordingly. The mountain is subject to snowfall and this may impact on the operational status of this walk due to accessibility and safety.