Fern Tree to Neika Fern Tree, Hobart

Today’s weather

Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy.

Issued 4.10pm, Sun 22 May 2022
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A good option for a hot summer’s day, this level, shady track is popular with walkers, dog walkers and cyclists. For many Fern Tree and Neika residents this track is their access to the local shop - a fine alternative to a suburban footpath!

Towering tree ferns, small clear water creeks, plus the remains of the historic water supply pipeline can all be enjoyed along the way. Towards the middle of the walk you might like to pause and make a wish at the Wishing Well. During spring, the rhododendrons in the shady gardens that you pass along the way provide a colourful display.

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


Dogs allowed on lead 

Dogs allowed on lead.


Accessible with pram  Accessible via public transport


Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Cafe/refreshments/shop


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 Tree to Neika 1
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Fern Tree to Neika 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Neika 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Neika 4
    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

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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.