O’Gradys Falls

Fern Tree, Hobart
Distance: 2.2km
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Getting There

Take a bus or drive a car to the suburb of Fern Tree in Hobart. There is limited parking on Pinnacle Road at the start of this walk. An alternative starting point and the best place to park is Fern Glade Car Park or Fern Tree township.

A short well-graded walk through open bushland to an attractive waterfall (photo credit to Peter Mellows of Photograph Tasmania).

Colourful shows of wildflowers in summer, plenty of birds and good views of the Organ Pipes are additional highlights of this walk. Being at a lower elevation with a sunny aspect makes this a good option for a winter walk.

Lush green ferns and mosses surround O’Grady’s Falls which are best viewed from the middle of the bridge. The cold clear water cascading over these falls flows into Hobart Rivulet, under the city and then into the Derwent River.

ActivitySuggested TimeDifficulty
WalkingUnder 2 hours
Mountain BikingUnder 2 hours🟢

Track Features

Public transportWalking with dogsParking

Dogs allowed on lead.


No Horses

Safety Precautions

Road crossing

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.