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We’re thrilled to announce that kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus now have access to kunanyi/Mt Wellington when Pinnacle Road is closed due to snow.
kunyani/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus Managing Director Jonathon Gregory said the new snow service will feature a new bus which has been developed specifically for the Pinnacle Road route through detailed consultation with Bus & Coach International (BCI) using their extensive experience building buses for Australia, New Zealand, North America & Europe.
“The new kunyani/Mt Wellington Explorer bus is a state-of-the-art vehicle which can seat 27 passengers, is only 8.8m long and narrower than a full-size bus. It’s got big windows that offer a fantastic viewing experience and comfy McConnell seat belted seats. The bus climbs Pinnacle Road with ease ensuring passengers enjoy a quiet, smooth and relaxing journey. It also features AdBlue® emission reducing technology.” Mr Gregory said.
“The bus has roll-on roll-off wheelchair access so we will be able to provide year-round access for everybody – all ages, all abilities, in all weather.”
Mr Gregory said in the peak winter season, the bus is fitted with alpine tyres and snow chains as required. When snow is on kunyani/Mt Wellington, the trip will be a two-stage process, from Brooke Street Pier to The Springs and then up into the snow. We have exclusive and unique access to kunanyi/Mt Wellington when Pinnacle Road is closed due to snow.
kunanyi/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus is a family owned and operated business. Mr Gregory said he has made a private investment of $500,000 to get ready for the snow tours on the mountain.
“We expect many visitors to Tasmania to take the city to the snow route, with locals choosing to drive to The Springs and then hop on the kunyani/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus from there.
“The round trip from the city to the Big Bend carpark, where passengers can play in the snow, will be around 2.5 hours, with the trip from The Springs and back around an hour.”
Mr Gregory said all of the kunyani/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus drivers had been especially trained.
“Our seven drivers were all trained interstate on the Victorian snowfields, with special training in emergency management, risk assessment and environmental management.”
Mr Gregory paid special tribute to his wife Fiona, and their family and staff, along with the City of Hobart and Wellington Park Management Trust, who have helped the kunyani/Mt Wellington Explorer Bus through its year-long planning process.
Find out more about our snow tour on our City to Snow tour page.