Fern Tree to Silver Falls Loop Fern Tree, Hobart

Today’s weather

Sunny

21°C Sunny.

Issued 5.10am, Wed 22 Nov 2017
Source © Bureau of Meteorology

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 allowed on lead Under 2 hours
Moderate

Access

Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Cafe/refreshments/shop

Restrictions

No horses

Media box

Map

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

Elevation profile (m)

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 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