Pipeline Track to Silver Falls

40 min to 1 h

20 min to 30 min

1.8 km
return

↑ 78 m
↓ -78 m

Moderate track
Starting from Fern Tree Park off Huon Road, Wellington Park, this return track takes you to Silver Falls via the Pipeline and Silver Falls tracks. Grand tree ferns protecting you from the sun, the constant sound of water and the peaceful ambience make your way towards the cascade quite enjoyable. You'll pass by Fern Tree Bower on your way, which used to be a well-known picnic site. Read the interpretive signs if you're interested in the history of this place. Then you'll make it to Silver Falls, a pretty little waterfall marking the midpoint of your journey. You can explore further if you have the time or retrace your steps from here. Dogs are only allowed on the Pipeline Track. 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
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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) continue straight, to head along Silver Falls Track (a walking track).
After another 235 m come to "Silver Falls".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 910 m to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Pipeline Track to Silver Falls


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.8 km
Time 40 min to 1 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

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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