Silver Falls Loop

Fern Tree, Hobart
Distance: 2.4km
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As featured on SBS TV's excellent show Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro! An easy warmup along the historic Pipeline Track then a smooth uphill section along the picturesque Browns River lined by towering tree ferns. Platypus frequent these waters and the water is collected for drinking so no dogs on this route please. Above the falls are some stone stairs and a gradual climb to meet the junction of Reservoir Fire Trail and Middle Track. Bikes share these sections so everyone needs to be mindful of other users ahead and behind. Walkers and runners can follow the signs to continue on the Silver Falls Track then turn down the enchanting Fern Glade Track to finish at the Fern Glade car park, or return to Fern Tree Park along the Pillinger Drive Track.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingUnder 2 hours

Track Features

Public transportWheelchair accessibleToiletsParkingCafe/Refreshments/ShopBBQPicnic area

It's a bit steep and a little uneven but you can access the first half of this walk right up to Silver Falls in a wheelchair with some assistance (or an electric motor). Metro and kunanyi Explorer bus stops at Fern Tree. Limited parking at Stephenson Place, the front section of the Fern Tree Tavern, and Fern Glade car park beside Huon Road.


No DogsNo Bikes

No dogs on the Silver Falls Track between the Pipeline and Middle Track because this section is in the drinking water catchment zone.

Safety Precautions

Road crossingCaution

The Pipeline and Silver Falls Tracks are shared use with bikes so all users need to be alert to who is coming from in front and especially from behind!

Plan your visit

Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit. Respect wildlife, be considerate with others, dispose your waste properly.

Be prepared for the walk. Plan your trip ahead, bring enough water, check the alerts, and make sure you are comfortable with the difficulty rating.

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Track contacts

Wellington Park Management Trust

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

City of Hobart

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 For urgent communications please contact us by phone.