Region: South East
Location: Mount Wellington
Where: 15 minutes drive from Hobart
Walk time: 20 minutes
Walk distance: 1km
Difficulty level: Easy
3 September 2016
Today I went exploring on Mount Wellington for Luckman's Hut with my pa, it's Father's Day weekend after all *wink*.
After reading quite a bit about the hut I think it should be called 'Lovers Hut'. Luckman's Hut was built in 1938 by the Hobart Walking Club and was named after a gentleman by the name of Leo Luckman a renowned local stone mason who supervised the building of the hut, he was also a member of the club with his dear wife Jessie who was Tasmania's first conservationist and a woman of many talents; musical and otherwise.
Leo and Jessie explored much of Tasmania's uncharted wilderness together, Leo even tackling the then unclimbed Federation Peak with a couple of other avid walkers. Bad weather unfortunately ended this climbing expedition. Leo passed away in 1976 of a heart attack.
Jessie continued on with the stone masonry business for a while after. In May 2014 only a week after turning 104 Jessie also sadly passed away.
This hut is kept secret for a reason so please respect it when visiting. Make sure you take your rubbish out with you when leaving and take care not to cause any damage to the hut.