Hop on up to Kunanyi

HOBART has launched a hop-on, hop-off bus to take locals and tourists from the city to the summit of Kunanyi/Mount Wellington.

The new ‘Explorer Bus’ can carry bikes and is wheelchair accessible.

The summer service will run six times a day departing daily from the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre and Brooke Street Pier.

All-day and one-way bus passes are available.

All-day bus passes visit Fern Tree Park, the Springs, the Chalet, Big Bend and the Pinnacle in a two-hour trip loop.

Pass prices start at $25 for children up to age 16, and $35 for adults aged over 17.

A one-way bus pass is a 50-minute journey and visits Fern Tree Park, the Springs, the Chalet and the Summit.

One-way prices start at $15 for children up to age 16 and $25 for adults aged over 17.

Professional commentary will be provided on the bus tour and the guide will give passengers insight into the history and highlights of the sites visited in the journey.

“Passengers will be able to get on and off the mountain bus at multiple points, opening up a much wider range of walk options for visitors,” Jonathan Gregory, owner of Kunanyi/Mount Wellington Explorer Bus, said.

Summer running times (November to April) start at 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

The bus service is the result of an ‘expression of interest’ process conducted by the City of Hobart to create better transport options for Kunanyi/Mount Wellington.

For more information about the service, visit mtwellingtonexplorer.com.au.

Caption: Kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus drivers, from left, Christian Johnson and Brett Hanslow. Photo credit: Amy Brown.

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