Nothing like getting an overall view of things to start with. Mount Wellington at 1270 m high sits like a beautiful backdrop to Hobart. It is often snow-capped, which basically means that it is blooming COLD up there. Tasmania by itself is Australia’s coldest place, being the most southern part of Australia, and closest to the South Pole. Nevertheless, the view of Hobart that you get from the observation area up there is just breathtaking (yeah, “take my breath away”, like the song). Yep, it is worthing braving the cold and numb fingertips. You will see Hobart’s spectacular natural harbour, the River Derwent and the city itself laid out in front of you! Cool, and COLD. Brrr. Let’s get back down to sea-level where it’s not so cold.