kunanyi – Mount Wellington

The pinnacle

The mountain rises to 1271 metres, dominating the skyline of most of Hobart. It has officially been “kunanyi / Mount Wellington” since 2013 and locals are beginning to call it simply “kunanyi” so perhaps this is a good approach to restoring indigenous names elsewhere.

Whatever we call it, it’s always ten degrees cooler than the city but the spectacular views and unique landscape make it a high priority for me when I’m in Tasmania.

Bruny Island from kunanyi
Looking South from the pinnacle. The long beach in the distance is Bruny Island’s isthmus

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