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Experience The Journey From Hobart To Whale Lookout!

April 15, 2021

Get a taste of wild Tasmania as you swing high up into the sub-alpine atmosphere of Kunanyi / Mt Wellington overlooking Hobart, and then cruise down the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to Whale Lookout.

Hobart > Whale Lookout Map

Ride Overview: 

  • Distance: 160 km
  • Riding time: 3:20 hrs
  • Location: Tasmania
  • Route: Hobart > kunanyi / Mt Wellington > Huonville > Whale Lookout
  • Difficulty: Moderate, some dirt sections

You are now at the furthest point south that you can ride in Australia. The next point south is Antarctica, which incidentally is closer than the northern-most point of Australia.

Descending Kunanyi - Mt Wellington

At Whale Lookout, turn off your machine, get your boots sandy, slow your mind for a moment and soak in nature’s wonder in this truly special place.

Tassie weather can be ‘four seasons in one day,’ so layer up. It was a fresh 4°C and there was snow on the ground on kunanyi / Mt Wellington when we rode there in October 2017!

There is about 20 km of dirt road to reach Whale Lookout – it’s generally flat and firm and usually has some muddy patches.

From Whale Lookout, walk a few metres along Fishers Point Track to a remote beach.

Give yourself enough time for the return leg, or better yet, stay a night in the beautiful Huon Valley.


The baby whale sculpture at Whale Lookout is an unexpected delight in this remote corner of the world.

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