Fern Tree to The Springs Loop Fern Tree, Hobart

Today’s weather

Partly cloudy

14°C Mostly sunny.

Issued 5.10am, Mon 16 Nov 2015
Source © Bureau of Meteorology

Distance

3.9km

Experience

Mountain

Description

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
Moderate
Dogs allowed on lead Half day
Moderate

Access

Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Picnic  Cafe/refreshments/shop

Restrictions

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.

Map

Photos

  • 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

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 walk.

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