Suburb Profile - Fern Tree

June 2024 | By Fall Real Estate | Tags: Suburb Profile

Fern Tree, Tasmania, Suburb Profile

Fern Tree is one of Hobart's mountain suburbs. It is 400 meters above sea level and offers a unique blend of tranquillity and natural splendour. Nestled amidst the picturesque slopes of Kunanyi/Mount Wellington, this charming rural and residential locality encapsulates Tasmania's natural beauty and rich history, highlighted through its tight-knit community and regular social events.


Since the early 1860s, Fern Tree has captivated visitors and residents with its breathtaking landscapes, including the enchanting Silver Falls and the serene rainforest glade at Fern Tree Bower.


While the suburb feels like a secluded sanctuary, it's just a short drive from the vibrant heart of Hobart. Residents can enjoy the best of both worlds—peaceful bushland surroundings, easy access to the local tavern and walking trails, and nearby amenities such as shops in Kingston and Hobart.


This suburb is a hidden gem waiting for you to discover it!

Where is Fern Tree, Tasmania?

Where is Fern Tree, Tasmania

Just a short 12-kilometer journey southwest of Hobart, Fern Tree offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. It's not just a place to call home; it's a destination where every day feels like a retreat, and the possibilities are endless.


Postcode of 7054, Tasmania

Fern Tree, Tasmania, to Hobart 21 mins, 12.1 kilometres

Population of 763 in the 2021 census

The size of Fern Tree is approximately 7.9 square kilometres.

Real estate in Fern Tree

Real Estate in Fern Tree, Tasmania, Suburb Profile, Fall Real Estate

Located within the lush foothills of kunanyi/Mount Wellington, Fern Tree offers more than just a place to live—it's a lifestyle defined by serene landscapes, peaceful surroundings, and the charm of rural living. From sprawling blocks with panoramic mountain views to charming cottages surrounded by manicured gardens, properties in Fern Tree embody the essence of Tasmania's unique allure.


Imagine waking up to the gentle rustle of ferns, the crisp scent of eucalyptus, and the breathtaking vistas of Tasmania's iconic landscape. Whether you're seeking a spacious family home with room to roam or a cosy retreat tucked away amidst the trees, Fern Tree has something to suit every buyer looking for mountain adventure and serenity.


Properties in Fern Tree also offer versatility and potential. With options ranging from expansive estates with multiple dwellings to quaint cottages steeped in history, buyers can find the perfect match for their unique needs and aspirations. Whether you're looking to accommodate extended family, generate rental income, imagine and renovate, or simply indulge in the beauty of Tasmania, Fern Tree is a great suburb to search for your next dream home.


In its essence, Fern Tree embodies the spirit of rugged Tasmanian living, where the serene embrace of nature seamlessly intertwines with the conveniences of modern comfort. Picture evenings spent beside a crackling wood heater, marshmallows slowly melting as laughter fills the air—a perfect harmony of warmth, both from the flames and the company.

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Transport availability in Fern Tree

Several transportation options are available for travelling to and from Fern Tree, including bus, taxi, and car.


Buses run in Fern Tree along Huon Road to Hobart CBD. The Hobart City Interchange is at the heart of Hobart on Elizabeth Street. Once at the Hobart City Interchange, you can easily travel to the Northern, Eastern Shore, and Southern Suburbs.


For up-to-date bus schedules in Fern Tree, please visit Metro's website by clicking here.

Things to do

The Fern Tree Community Centre offers a versatile space for events. Managed by the Fern Tree Community Association, it features facilities like a well-equipped kitchen, disabled access, and a large deck with bushland views. Residents can contact the community association to hire out the venue and are also invited to regular community events!


You can also discover Fern Tree Playgroup, a vibrant gathering every Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Centre. Engage your little ones in a world of fun, learning, and socialisation. For more information, contact Nadirah at 0400 950 441.


Experience Rise Mountain Yoga every Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All levels are welcome to join their dynamic practice for just $15 per class. Casual bookings are available via email or social media. Drop-ins are encouraged!

Nature and recreation spots

Fern Tree Park offers a serene setting for picnics, boasting ample shade from its lush tree canopy. Inside, you will find a nature-inspired playground adorned with intricate engravings of Tasmanian animals.


Serving as a key gateway to Wellington Park, it is the starting point for several picturesque hikes in the foothills of kunanyi / Mount Wellington. Notable among these are the Pipeline Track, steeped in heritage, and the Fern Tree to Silver Falls Loop walk. Additionally, cyclists can delight in the excellent cycling tracks available in the vicinity.


This area has attracted tourists since the early 1860s, beckoning them with the allure of Silver Falls and the enchanting rainforest glade at Fern Tree Bower.

Shopping and services

You won't find any shopping or services within Fern Tree itself, but fret not! The surrounding suburbs offer a plethora of options to fulfil your needs. From the quaint charm of South Hobart to the bustling streets of Hobart CBD and the convenience of Kingston and Sandy Bay, you'll find everything you're looking for within reach.


South Hobart, where the bustling Hill Street Grocer stands as a beacon of freshness, boasting delectable ready-to-eat meals and culinary inspirations galore. Additionally, The Macquarie Store provides convenience as a supermarket hub, while Salamanca Fresh beckons with its bountiful array of fresh produce, inviting you to savour every bite. Also in South Hobart, Cellarbrations offers a selection of wines, spirits, and craft beers to suit every palate. For more information on South Hobart, read our suburb profile here.


In Kingston, the locals are spoiled by three shopping centres: Channel Court Shopping Centre, Kingston Plaza Shopping Centre, and Kingston Town Shopping Centre. To learn more about these shopping centres, click here.


An exclusive shopping strip down Sandy Bay's main street is home to many vibrant and trendy shops and boutiques. Parking near the centre allows you to stroll along the main street and spend a whole day immersing yourself in the local festivities and beautiful shops. To learn more about Sandy Bay shops and services, click here.

Dining and cafes

Fern Tree Tavern, Fern Tree Tasmania, Suburb Profile, written by Fall Real Estate

After a long day of exploration, whether it's a scenic walk, a rugged bike ride through the bush, or an invigorating run, there's no better place to unwind than in the welcoming loungeroom of Fern Tree Tavern. With a roaring wood heater to thaw you from the inside out and a bounty of Tasmanian beer, wine, and spirits, you are in for a delightful time with cherished friends and family.


Indulge in their signature comfort food at its finest as you sink into the cosy atmosphere of the tavern. They create each dish from the heart and claim to have your grandmother's baking on the menu - pure nostalgia in every slice.

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Local schools

South Hobart Primary School student intake area includes Fern Tree. This school boasts a dynamic learning environment for its 490 students. Its dedicated team of classroom and specialist teachers and supportive staff prioritises community involvement. The school encourages family participation in various capacities, fostering a collaborative approach to education.


Elizabeth College, situated in the heart of the inner city, is a senior secondary college catering to Years 11 and 12. The college provides a varied and stimulating two-year curriculum aimed at readying students for university, employment, or vocational training post-Year 12.


Guilford Young College is the state's sole Catholic Year 11 and Year 12 institution. With a proud history of students achieving excellence in academics, careers, sports, cultural endeavours, and community service, the college has earned a stellar reputation within the community.


Christian Schools Tasmania comprises four educational Christian schools, including an office in Hobart, united by a shared objective: to deliver exceptional Christ-centred education from Kindergarten to Year 12, preparing students for all facets of life. Each school within the association is dedicated to collaborating closely with parents in young individuals' holistic education, nurturing, and spiritual development.


In addition to schools, South Hobart and surrounding suburbs offer various childcare options, including Lady Gowrie, Child's Play Early Learning, and Goodstart. These options provide families with a variety of options for their childcare needs.

Fern Tree property prices

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Fall Real Estate has a network of eight premier real estate offices strategically positioned throughout Southern Tasmania, providing you with convenient access to our friendly and professional agents.


For those living in or wanting to purchase in Fern Tree and surrounds, our nearest offices are just a stone's throw away in North Hobart, Sandy Bay and Kingston Beach ensuring easy connections with our dedicated team.

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