Fern Tree to Wellington Falls Fern Tree, Hobart

Distance

12.7km

Experience

Bush

Please note

Pipeline Track – Wishing Well footbridge replacement

The small concrete footbridge adjacent to the Wishing Well on the Pipeline Track will be removed in early August and a temporary steel footbridge put in its place. This temporary footbridge will provide the necessary access for walkers and bike riders over the creek until the new footbridge is installed.

The new bridge will be respectful of the natural and cultural values of the site and will be designed in accordance with the ‘Hobart Mountain Water Supply System Design Guidelines’.

Further work at the site will include the conservation and repair of the stone water troughing leading from the Wishing Well to the bridge.

All work at the site is being undertaken in consultation with Heritage Tasmania.

For further information please telephone 6238 2886.

Description

This is a long, full day walk. Rather than walk the whole way, many people cycle the Pipeline Track then leave their bikes and follow the Wellington Falls Track to the lookout.

The Pipeline Track is level and wide. From Fern Tree to Neika it winds through shady wet forest and past gardens and homes nestled in the bush. After Neika it joins the 4WD management track winding in and out of a series of spurs and gullies above the North West Bay River.

The Wellington Falls Track climbs gently and has great views across the valley to Cathedral Rock and Montague Thumbs. The lookout over the Falls has been cleverly built into the landscape.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Full day
Moderate
Mountain bike riding Half day
Easy
Dogs allowed on lead (partial track only)
Partial track only
Full day
Moderate

Access

Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout  Cafe/refreshments/shop

Restrictions

No horses

Due to significant fauna values and the drinking water catchment area in Wellington Park, dogs are prohibited from walking the entire length of this track.

Safety precautions

Caution  Danger - exposure/cold 

Snowfalls can occur in Wellington Park at any time of the year. The track can be slippery when covered in snow and ice.

Map

Photos

  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 8
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 2
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 3
    Photo: Hobart City Council
  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 5
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 6
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 7
    Photo: Matthew Newton

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Take a bus or drive a car to the suburb of Fern Tree in Hobart to the start of the track.

This track is managed by the Hobart City Council and the Wellington Park Management Trust

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Hobart City Council by phone on 03 6238 2886 or by email to hcc@hobartcity.com.au For urgent communications please contact us by phone.

The Wellington Park Management Trust are the strategic authority responsible for the management of Wellington Park. Contact the Wellington Park Management Trust for issues relating to the management of the Park on 03 6238 2176 or by email to info@wellingtonpark.org.au