Pick up a Mt. Wellington Walk Map from the tourist office on Elizabeth Street in Hobart to make the most out of the park that towers over Hobart. Although shops around town stock outdoor equipment, you should bring your own gear if you're planning any serious bushwalking. Sneakers are adequate for walking around Mt. Wellington and along beaches. A car is necessary to access several of the trails around the peak.
Tasmanian Hikes. Go hiking with this guide company—you can choose from a range of breathtaking hikes around Tasmania. A nine-day South Coast trek starts in Hobart and explores the wild southern shoreline, but they conduct much shorter trips, too. Tasmania. 0400/882–742; www.tasmanianhikes.com.au.