Tracks opening, roads closing. New plans, events and celebrations. Keep in touch with the latest – or scroll through the archives.
Work to upgrade the facilities at Fern Tree Park will start soon. During the works Fern Tree Park will be closed along with:
- Pillinger Drive Track between Fern Tree Park and Fern Glade Track
- Middle Track between Reservoir Trail and Fern Tree Park.
The Pipeline Track may be closed for short periods.
All walking tracks and fire trails in Wellington Park are open including Myrtle Forest Track (subject to track hazard signage) and the Lost World Track.
A new version of the Wellington Park Bushwalking Map and Information Sheet has been published.
Pinnacle Track is now open!
August 2018 update: Scout Hut remains closed due to safety issues.
The draft Fern Tree Park Visitor Node Master Plan includes Fern Tree Park, Fern Tree Bower, Silver Falls, Fern Glade quarry car park and the network of tracks that connect these sites. The Trust and Hobart City Council sought community comments on the draft Master Plan in late 2016 and are now considering the submissions received and developing a final Master Plan for the area.
We advise all park visitors to install the Emergency + app on your smartphone and carry it at all times.
Two planned burns successfully completed. All walking tracks and fire trails in the burn areas are now open to the public.
The Wellington Park Management Trust has approved the conversion of Old Farm Track from shared use to single use (bicycle only, downhill only). Hobart City Council completed the works required to convert the track to single use in June 2015. Walkers are no longer allowed to use the track.
Hobart City Council has completed refurbishment of the interior of the toilets at The Springs.