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.
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.
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Partial track only
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.
Snowfalls can occur in Wellington Park at any time of the year. The track can be slippery when covered in snow and ice.
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Take a bus or drive a car to the suburb of Fern Tree in Hobart to the start of the track.