kunanyi "the mountain"

Aboriginal connection

kunanyi is not just a mountain. kunanyi is the centre of connection of nipaluna (Hobart). From the summit, in the skies – to the waterfalls that become creeks and rivulets that flow into larger rivers. that flow into the ocean – connecting milaythina wurangkili (Sky Country) with land, with waterways and the seas, and with her people. Visible from great distances, kunanyi was more than an important landmark for pakana ancestors. Many stories and songlines relating to navigation, creating and what the mountain represents were passed down over generations – over panupiri, with mapali: many suns and moons.
- Theresa Sainty and Sharnie Read

Diversity of landscapes

Climbing from close to sea level up to 1271m and spanning a huge 139km around its park boundary, kunanyi is host to many diverse landscapes and ecosystems, each prolific with Tasmanian endemic species. Windswept alpine fields, dry eucalypt forests, sunless rainforest gullies and imposing dolerite cliffs all have their place on this incredible mountain.

Dry mature silver peppermint forest

Dense wet mature eucalypt forest

Dolerite boulder fields

The famous Organ Pipes

Alpine heath

The Cathedral/Montagu skyline ridge

Ferny gullies – Myrtle Forest, Myrtle Gully, Fern Glade, Silver Falls

Mountain River - Farm Land

Waterworks Reserve

List the mountain
kunanyi & colonial cultural heritage
Epic tracks and trails network
Epic tracks and trails network