Ferns, mossy gullies and glimpses of kunanyi / Mount Wellington’s history are the highlights of this loop walk.
Heading along the shady Pipeline Track, you soon reach the Fern Tree Bower, a popular picnic spot between the 1860s and 1930s. Climbing up you pass the small cascade of Silver Falls before continuing on to The Springs. The open grassy areas and picnic facilities make this a good spot for lunch or a snack. On the descent back to Fern Tree you are surrounded by a wonderful variety of mosses and ferns. The sound of running water is your constant companion as you head down the Fern Glade Track.
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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.
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Take a bus or drive a car to the suburb of Fern Tree in Hobart to the start of the walk.