Fern Tree to Wellington Falls

Fern Tree, Hobart
Distance: 12.7km
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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.

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.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingFull day
Mountain BikingHalf day🟢

Track Features

Public transportToiletsParkingDrinking waterCafe/Refreshments/ShopLookoutPicnic area

Dogs not permitted on Pipeline Track west of Neika.


No HorsesNo Dogs

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


Snowfalls can occur in Wellington Park at any time of the year. The track can be slippery when covered in snow and ice.

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.