Fern Tree

Silver Falls

Silver Falls

Fern Tree became very popular due with early tourists due to its beauty and its proximity to the city. It was a preferred venue for family picnics and organised strawberry feasts. The Fern Tree Bower was particularly beautiful, with a rustic shelter shed and long tables set beneath large tree ferns. The Bower still exists but has been much changed since a large flood completely reshaped the area in the 1960’s.

Fern Tree Hotel

The Fern Tree Inn and the later Fern Tree Hotel had an interesting history, including many different licensees and strawberry feasts. It was often also instrumental in assisting with emergencies on the mountain. Full information on the history of the Read More …

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St. Raphael’s Church

St. Raphael’s Church was built at Fern Tree in the 1890’s. Regular strawberry feasts were held from 1892 to raise funds for the building and maintenance of this picturesque church. The photo at the top of the page is a Read More …

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Silver Falls

Silver Falls is a very short and easy walk from the Fern Tree Bower. The falls were described in 1899 as a “graceful cascade, in the midst of the most vivid greenery”. Today the falls are still extremely lovely and Read More …

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Fern Tree Bower

Fern Tree Bower was a highly popular destination for tourists due a combination of beauty and ease of access from the city.  

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