Fern Tree Park to Silver Falls (return)

Fern Tree, Hobart
Distance: 1.7km
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Getting There

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

Shady forest, towering tree ferns and lush moss make this short, mostly flat walk to a small waterfall well worthwhile. The first part of the route along the Pipeline Track to the Fern Tree Bower is ideal for bikes and prams.

Fern Tree Park is the start and end point of this track and it a good spot for a snack or a picnic. Heading along the shady Pipeline Track, you soon reach the Fern Tree Bower, a popular picnic spot from the 1860s to the 1930s. A short climb uphill from here brings you to the charming cascade of Silver Falls, as seen on the wonderful new show Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro. Retrace your steps for the return route.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingUnder 2 hours
Mountain BikingUnder 2 hours🟢
Bike RidingUnder 2 hours

Track Features

Public transportTrail RiderPramsToiletsParkingCafe/Refreshments/ShopDrinking waterPicnic area

Dogs are not permitted on Silver Falls Track between Pipeline Track and Middle Track.


No HorsesNo Dogs

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

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 parks@hobartcity.com.au. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.

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 info@wellingtonpark.org.au.