Fern Tree to Neika via Pipeline Track

1 h 15 min to 2 h 15 min

4.6 km
oneway

↑ 153 m
↓ -92 m

Easy track
Starting from Fern Tree Park off Huon Road, Fern Tree, this track takes you to Neika via the Pipeline Track. Many locals use this relatively flat and shaded track to travel between the two locations as it is much less boring than the concrete path. Tall tree ferns, refreshing creek crossings and historic places like the Fern Tree Bower along the way make this journey quite worthwhile. The historic picnic site (Fern Tree Bower) used to be quite popular, and you can read all about it from the interpretive signs. Another point of interest you'll pass by is the Wishing Well. Make a wish if you feel like it. Come springtime and you can see heaps of wildflowers, including rhododendrons. Dogs are allowed on leash. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Pipeline Track & Huon Road (-42.9222828,147.2599696)
Mode Bus Car
DirectionsFrom Davey Street, A6, South Hobart.
  • Turn on to Davey Street, B64 then drive for 690 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Davey Street, B64 and drive for another 6.8 km
Finish At the intersection of Huon Road & Pipeline Track (-42.9424003,147.2416569)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car  
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Pipeline Track & Huon Road Start heading along Pipeline Track (a highway|cycleway).
There is a car park (about 15 m back from the start).
Find the picnic table at the start.
Find the BBQ at the start.
Then head through the bicycle barrier.
Then pass the "Fern Tree Playground" (25 m on your right).
After another 25 m pass the shelter (10 m on your right).
After another 7 m pass the toilet (4 m on your left).
After another 610 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 2 m (Browns River picnic site) turn sharp left, to head along Pipeline Track.
After another 175 m head through the bicycle barrier.
At the intersection of Pipeline Track & Clegg Road continue straight, to head along Pipeline Track.
After another 25 m head through the bicycle barrier.
After another 510 m head through the bicycle barrier.
At the intersection of Pipeline Track & Grays Road continue straight, to head along Pipeline Track.
After another 15 m head through the bicycle barrier.
After another 1.6 km cross the bridge (about 35 m long)
After another 970 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 430 m turn sharp left, to head along Pipeline Track.
Continue another 250 m to find at the intersection of Huon Road & Pipeline Track at the end.
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Terrain
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Fern Tree to Neika via Pipeline Track


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 4.6 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 45 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 50 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
45 m[shelter]
Toilet
50 m[toilet]
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