The Wellington Falls Track is an 11 mi out-and-back trail that starts and ends at the trailhead of the Pipeline Track on Huon Road, near Neika in Wellington Park, Tasmania.
This walking trail is graded as Medium difficulty; gently undulating the overall elevation gain of 2316 ft is fairly easygoing and considered suitable for most hikers due to its well-maintained track. For information on how we grade trails, please click here
A fantastic day hike, this walking route is well-graded and is usually completed in around 6 hours, predominantly along the Pipeline Track. It takes hikers through a temperate rainforest with occasional breaks in the canopy to enjoy far-reaching views over the park and valley below, including Cathedral Rock. Once it reaches the Wellington Falls Track it climbs to the lookout at the waterfall. (Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here
You can make it a longer 15-mile route by starting from Fern Tree, or if you would prefer to cycle, cover the section of the Pipeline Track by bike and walk up to the falls.
Wellington Park is a wilderness reserve of 18,250 hectares near Hobart, and is home to the glorious Mount Wellington, standing at 1270 metres. It’s a popular region for hiking, mountain biking, climbing and abseiling. Its wild rugged cliffs and imposing dolerite rock faces and formations lure outdoor adventurers and mountaineers from afar. Whilst the park’s fern glades, waterfalls and temperate rainforests provide miles of bushwalking, horse riding and cycling trails for those choosing to stay on the ground.
Entry to Wellington park is free, and park facilities include a small café at The Springs, open year-round; toilets at Fern Tree Park, Myrtle Forest, the Pinnacle, and the Springs, and disabled access and toilets at the Pinnacle and The Springs. It’s advised to be prepared, and bring plenty of food and water for your visit and dogs are not allowed on this trail for the protection and conservation of the park and its wildlife.