Fern Tree to Neika

Fern Tree, Hobart
Distance: 4.4km
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Getting There

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

A good option for a hot summer’s day, this level, shady track is popular with walkers, dog walkers and cyclists. For many Fern Tree and Neika residents this track is their access to the local shop - a fine alternative to a suburban footpath!

Towering tree ferns, small clear water creeks, plus the remains of the historic water supply pipeline can all be enjoyed along the way. Towards the middle of the walk you might like to pause and make a wish at the Wishing Well. During spring, the rhododendrons in the shady gardens that you pass along the way provide a colourful display.

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

Track Features

PramsPublic transportWalking with dogsToiletsParkingDrinking waterPicnic areaCafe/Refreshments/Shop

Dogs allowed on lead.


No Horses

Safety Precautions


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.

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.