Fern Tree Park to Silver Falls (return) Fern Tree, Hobart

Distance

1.7km

Experience

Bush

Description

Shady forest, towering tree ferns and lush moss make this short, mostly flat walk to a small waterfall well worthwhile. The first part of the route along the Pipeline Track to the Fern Tree Bower is ideal for bikes (and even pushers!)

Fern Tree Park is the start and end point of this track and it a good spot for a snack or a picnic. Heading along the shady Pipeline Track, you soon reach the Fern Tree Bower, a popular picnic spot from the 1860s to the 1930s. A short climb uphill from here brings you to the charming cascade of Silver Falls. Retrace your steps for the return route.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours
Moderate
Cycling Under 2 hours
Moderate
Mountain bike riding Under 2 hours
Easy

Dogs

Dogs allowed on lead (partial track only) 

Dogs allowed on lead (partial track only). Dogs are not permitted on Silver Falls Track between Pipeline Track and Middle Track.

Access

Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Cafe/refreshments/shop

Restrictions

No horses

Photos

  • Fern Tree to Silver Falls Loop 1
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Silver Falls Loop 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Silver Falls Loop 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Silver Falls Loop 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Silver Falls Loop 5
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Silver Falls Loop 6
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Silver Falls Loop 7
    Photo: Matthew Newton

Map

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