The Springs

Wellington Park

The Springs is about half way up Mt Wellington. You can walk or drive up and there are picnic areas as well as a coffee shop. There’s a great short loop (about 5 minutes) out to The Springs Lookout that has terrific views over Hobart and surrounds.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
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Getting there

Start this walk at the walker's carpark at Fern Tree. This car park displays walking maps of the area and is on the right hand side as you enter Fern Tree. About 15 minutes outside of Hobart CBD.


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Route/Trail notes

There are multiple tracks to The Springs from Fern Tree...but try the Fern Glade Track, then Radford's Track up to The Springs. Walk another few minutes to the lookout (this is well signed) then return via Radford's Track then onto Middle Track back to the carpark. 


National Parks Pass.

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GPS Tracks

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Circuit from road, up Radfords Track, to The Springs Lookout, then down Reids Track (a very steep rocky gutter) to Silver Falls and an easy walk down the Pipeline Track (wide enough for vehicle access), about 2hr in total, gorgeous surroundings the whole way and a great view from the lookout (which even has a cafe kiosk). We had originally planned to drive to the summit; the road closure (for annual maintenance) turned out to be a stroke of luck.

Elaine P. on 27 Nov, 2023

There are a few ways of getting to The Springs but we followed the tracks as listed above. A great walk for just over an hour…millions of fungi out and beautiful fern trees everywhere! A terrific short walk that’s very close to Hobart.

S K on 24 Apr, 2022


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