Fern Tree to The Springs Loop Fern Tree, Hobart

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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.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Half day


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.


Accessible via public transport


Toilets  Parking  Picnic  Cafe/refreshments/shop


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.


  • Fern Tree to The Springs Loop 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Neika 2
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Neika 3
    Photo: Matthew Newton


Getting there

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

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.