Fern Glade Circuit Fern Tree and Wellington Park, Hobart






Shady forest, towering tree ferns, moss covered rocks and a small waterfall make this short loop walk a good option on a hot summers day.

Following the Fern Glade track upstream you are surrounded by lush green vegetation and the constant sound of running water. Leaving the creek behind the track winds through wet forest before dropping down to the small cascade that is Silver Falls. Following the creek downstream you reach Fern Tree Bower.

The photos and descriptions on the interpretation panels here show how popular this historic picnic spot once was. Complete the walk by following the wide and shady Pipeline Track back to Fern Tree Park.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours


Dogs allowed on lead 

Dogs allowed on lead.


Accessible via public transport


Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Cafe/refreshments/shop


No bikes  No horses

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. Bring warm, waterproof clothing.


  • Fern Glade Circuit 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Glade Circuit 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Glade Circuit 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Glade Circuit 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Glade Circuit 5
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Glade Circuit 6
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Glade Circuit 7
    Photo: Matthew Newton


Getting there

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

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

Hobart City Council logo

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 parks@hobartcity.com.au. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.