Fern Tree to Wellington Falls Fern Tree, Hobart

Distance

12.7km

Experience

Bush

Description

This is a long, full day walk. Rather than walk the whole way, many people cycle the Pipeline Track then leave their bikes and follow the Wellington Falls Track to the lookout.

The Pipeline Track is level and wide. From Fern Tree to Neika it winds through shady wet forest and past gardens and homes nestled in the bush. After Neika it joins the 4WD management track winding in and out of a series of spurs and gullies above the North West Bay River.

The Wellington Falls Track climbs gently and has great views across the valley to Cathedral Rock and Montague Thumbs. The lookout over the Falls has been cleverly built into the landscape.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Full day
Moderate
Mountain bike riding Half day
Easy

Dogs

Dogs allowed on lead (partial track only) 

Dogs on lead (partial track only). Dogs not permitted on Pipeline Track west of Neika.

Access

Accessible via public transport

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout  Cafe/refreshments/shop

Restrictions

No horses

Due to significant fauna values and the drinking water catchment area in Wellington Park, dogs are prohibited from walking the entire length of this track.

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.

Photos

  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 8
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 2
    Photo: Eddie Safarik
  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 3
    Photo: Hobart City Council
  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 4
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 5
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 6
    Photo: Matthew Newton
  • Fern Tree to Wellington Falls 7
    Photo: Matthew Newton

Map

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 Hobart City Council and Wellington Park Management Trust

Hobart City Council logo

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.