It's hard to miss Mount Wellington from Hobart and most people will, at some time of their day, glance up to see how the weather's doing or just look at the view.
But for most of us who live in Fern Tree "The Mountain" is actually not so visible - we live on it! In fact it is our backyard and much enjoyed. We can perhaps claim to be more familiar with The Mountain than most in Hobart.
There is a useful map which can be purchased from many outlets in Hobart, and other maps are available as downloads on our map page. There is a nice large map of the local area within the Fern Tree tavern.
If you plan to walk on the mountain, check the weather first. Remember that the weather on the summit is usually 8-10 degrees colder than in Hobart and even colder than that with the wind chill factor. Always be prepared for sudden weather changes, especially on the summit.
For information about The Mountain you can visit the Mt Wellington Management Trust website. There are separate sections on the history, geology, flora and fauna of The Mountain and much other information available.
If you are interested in joining Fern Tree Bushcare Group see our Bushcare page.
For a description of the walk click on the walk name.
| Short walks
|| Access point
| Silver Falls
||Fern Tree (opp Tavern)
|| 45 min
|| 2km ret
| Octopus Tree
|| 30 min
|| 1km ret
| Sphinx Rock
|| 75 min
|| 3km ret
| Summit lookouts (3)
|| 30 min
| Medium walks
| The Springs (circuit)
||Fern Tree (opp Tavern)||2-2.5hrs||4km||Steep|
| Organ Pipes (circuit)
| Pipeline Track
||Fern Tree (opp Tavern)|| 2 hrs
| Junction Cabin (circuit)
||The Springs|| 2-3 hrs
| Longer walks
| Wellington Falls (Pipeline Track ret)
||Morphetts Road Neika|| 6 hrs
| Wellington Falls (circuit via Pipeline Track, Milles Track and Springs)
||Morphetts Road Neika, or Fern Tree (opp Tavern)
|| All day
| Snake Plains (circuit)
||Morphetts Road Neika|| 4-5 hrs
| Summit via Ice House Track and Zig Zag Track (circuit)
|| 4-5 hrs
| Junction Cabin via Organ Pipes and Hunters Track (circuit)
|| 4-5 hrs
| Walks using the bus
| Fern Tree to Lenah Valley via Springs and Organ Pipes
||12km|| 4-5 hrs
| Fern Tree to Strickland Ave via Junction Cabin
||7km|| 2-3 hrs
|Fern Tree to Mt Stuart||Fern Tree
||11km|| 3-4 hrs
|Pipeline Track to Waterworks Reserve||Fern Tree Bus Terminus
Level (or downhill)