Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Places To See

Kunanyi / Mt. Wellington

Only in Tasmania would you find so much wilderness and natural beauty so close to the city – 18,000 hectares of it just 42 mins drive from Mt Rumney Escapes.

Wellington Park connects Hobart’s urban landscape to the bush and can be reached from several points including central Hobart, the suburb of Glenorchy and several surrounding suburbs areas. From the city side, majestic kunanyi / Mount Wellington is the star – dominating the scene, feeding the waterways that flow down to the harbour and supplying some of the freshest drinking water in the world.

www. wellingtonpark.org.au

The Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Bruny Island

Dock Head Bldg., Franklin Wharf, Hobart.
23 min (16.3 km) away from Mt. Rumney Escapes via Mt Rumney Rd and Tasman Hwy/A3

Australian Tourism Legend Robert Pennicott and his team of passionate local staff have been sharing Tasmania’s scenery, wildlife and produce since 1999. They now provide Bruny Island Cruises, Bruny Island Traveller, Iron Pot Cruises, Tasman Island Cruises, Tasmanian Seafood Seduction, Wineglass Bay Cruises and Wilsons Promontory Cruises.

Call (03) 6234 4270 to book or visit their website:


Port Arthur

Port Arthur

Beautiful , Port Arthur is about 100 kilometres (60 miles) southeast of Hobart, just 1 hr and 22 mins minutes’ drive from Mt Rumney Escapes.

Separated from Tasmania by a narrow neck of land, Port Arthur was once known as the “inescapable prison”, housing hardened criminals subject to harsh punishment. Today, the convicts and guards are gone, but the stories – set in an equally dramatic landscape of craggy cliff faces and the remains of more than 30 buildings.


Tasmanian Museum and Art gallery

Tasmanian Museum  and Art gallery

Dunn Pl, Hobart Only 22 min (15.9 km) from Mt Rumney Escapes via Mount Rumney Rd and Tasman Hwy/A3

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is a museum located in Hobart, CBD. Just 18 mins drive from Hobart, the museum was established in 1846, by the Royal Society of Tasmania, the oldest Royal Society outside England. The TMAG receives 400,000 visitors annually.



Tasmanian Museum  and Art gallery

620 Middle Tea Tree Rd, Richmond 28 min (26.7 km) away from Mt Rumney Escapes via Richmond Rd/B31

Zoodoo Zoo is a wildlife park about 6 kilometres from Richmond. It is spread over 90 hectares. Zoodoo Zoo is a hands-on safari and native animal park. Visitors are able to feed lions, meet reptiles, and see Tasmanian devils and other native animals up close every day during keeper presentations.


Richmond Bridge & Market

Tasmanian Museum  and Art gallery

Richmond Village Markets, 54 Bridge St, Richmond TAS 7025, Australia. 1 hr & 3 min (19.4 km) away from Mt Rumney Escapes via B31

Richmond is a town about north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. At the 2006 census, Richmond had a population of 880. Richmond’s most famous landmark is the Richmond Bridge, built in 1823 to 1825, around the time of the town’s first settlement.

The Richmond Farmers and Makers Market occurs every Saturday commencing at 9:00am through to 3:00pm in the Richmond Hall, situated in the heart of the beautiful historic Richmond Village. Richmond Farmers and Makers Market places an emphasis on local growers and makers, particularly from the Coal River Valley.


Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Tasmanian Museum  and Art gallery

593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, 35 min (33.3 km) away form Mt Rumney Escapes via C323

Bonorong is home to many animals, including wombats, koalas, Tasmanian devils, birds, quolls and more. We also have free-roaming kangaroos who are always keen for a good scratch on the chest and some gentle hand feeding (roo food included with entry).

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Tasmanian Museum  and Art gallery

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Lower Domain Rd, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia. 17 min (14.7 km) away from Mt Rumney Escapes via Tasman Hwy/A3

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is Australia’s second-oldest established in 1818. These gardens are home to the largest collection of mature conifers in the Southern Hemisphere and it also has the only subantarctic plant house in the world. A great restaurant and cafe is available onsite and it is a wonderful place to visit all year round.



Tasmanian Museum  and Art gallery

MONA, 655 Main Rd, Berriedale TAS 7011, Australia. 33 min (23.6 km) away from Mt Rumney Escapes via Tasman Hwy/A3 and National Highway 1

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is an art museum located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart, and has many events all year round . It is the largest privately funded museum in the Southern Hemisphere MONA houses ancient, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection. 655 Main Rd, Berriedale Mona.


New Norfolk

Tasmanian Museum  and Art gallery

Tasmania 7140, Australia. 52 min (52.1 km) away from Mt Rumney Escapes via E Derwent Hwy/B32 and Lyell Hwy/A10

New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Situated 52.1 kilometres north-west of Hobart on the Lyell Highway,

New Norfolk is a bustling town on the River Derwent with a rich history, quality produce and pretty rural scenery.



Tahune Forest AirWalk

Tasmanian Museum  and Art gallery

Tahune Adventures, Tasmania, Arve Rd, Geeveston TAS 7116, Australia. 1 hr 40 min (103 km) via Huon Hwy/A6 and Arve Rd

Arve Rd, Geeveston The Huon Pine and Swinging Bridges Walks have reopened to visitors!

The Tahune AirWalk a steel canopy walkway located in the Tahune Forest area 29 km from Geeveston and sitsover the banks of the Huon River. Located in the Huon Valley of southern Tasmania. The Tahune Airwalk walkway and visitor Centre is operated as a tourist attraction by Forestry Tasmania.



Hastings Caves

Tasmanian Museum  and Art gallery

Hastings Caves State Reserve, Hastings TAS 7109, Australia. 1 hr 53 min (120 km)away from Mt Rumney Escapes via Huon Hwy/A6

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs in the Huon Valley (Southern Trove)

Formed millions of years ago, the dolomite cave is one of two show caves found in Australia. Guided tours are available with a Parks and Wildlife Service guide. You will discover spectacular subterranean formations including flowstone, stalactites, columns, shawls, straws, stalagmites and the unusual helictites. The cave is spacious there are no narrow passages.



Tasmanian Museum  and Art gallery

Salamanca Market, Salamanca Pl, Hobart TAS 7001, Australia. 19 min (15.7 km) away from Mt Rumney Escapes via Tasman Hwy/A3

Salamanca Pl, Hobart. Salamanca Market is Tasmanian made hems and local food.

Salamanca Market is a street market in Salamanca Place, Hobart.

The Salamanca Market is Tasmania’s most visited tourist attraction and has won many awards for excellence.

Eaglehawk Neck Tessellated Pavement

Tasmanian Museum  and Art gallery

380 Pirates Bay Dr, Eaglehawk Neck TAS 7179, Australia. 1 hr 9 min (71.1 km) away from Mt Rumney Escapes via Arthur Hwy/A9

Occurring near sea coasts on flat rock which has broken into regular blocks, the effect is known as “tessellated pavement” for its resemblance to Roman mosaic floors (also called tessellated pavement). The pavement takes two forms. Depressions are known as pan formations, occurring when saltwater wears away the center portion of the stones into pools.

Visit mt. rumney escapes in Style

Enjoy an amazing view!

Treat yourself to one of our beautiful houses for two or for a whole bunch here at Mt. Rumney Escapes.

The complexities of modern life will soon recede into the distance when you spend time soaking up the stunning views and experience the simplicity of rural living.