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.
Dogs not permitted on Pipeline Track west of Neika.
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.
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.