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Mountain viewpoint gets new look

The popular Springs Lookout on kunanyi/Mt Wellington, which boasts views of Hobart, the River Derwent, Storm Bay, the Huon Channel and the mountain’s organ pipes, has been reopened after extensive refurbishment works.

Hobart Mayor Anna Reynolds said the Springs Lookout was the council’s latest investment in improving the visitor infrastructure on kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

“I’m sure it will be used and appreciated by many people, as it is such a spectacular vantage point,” she said.

The Springs Lookout is accessible via a 10- to 15-minute loop walk from The Springs hut/café, following a restored path through the former exhibition gardens.

Destination Southern Tasmania chief executive officer Alex Heroys welcomed the upgrade of kunanyi/Mt Wellington infrastructure as the mountain continued to be a key driver of Tasmania’s visitor economy.

“There are few places in the world that you can access this level of natural beauty, backing onto pure wilderness, within a short drive from a capital city,” he said.

“Visitors and locals alike love kunanyi and it is essential that we invest strategically with infrastructure that complements the natural experience, helps visitors and locals disperse across the mountain and showcases this incredible area.”

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