Fern Glade Circuit Fern Tree and Wellington Park, Hobart

Today’s weather

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Issued 4.10pm, Tue 12 Dec 2017
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Distance

1.7km

Experience

Bush

Description

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
Moderate
Dogs allowed on lead Under 2 hours
Moderate

Access

Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Cafe/refreshments/shop

Restrictions

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.

Media box

Map

Photos

  • 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

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

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

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