Fern Glade is one of Burnie's most valuable natural resources located in a peaceful river valley haven on the edge of the city. Fern Glade Reserve is only 3.9km from the City Centre to the main entrance and offers long walks along the banks of the Emu River and the chance to see the shy Australia platypus. The Reserve also offers barbecue facilities, picnic furniture, and toilets and can be accessed by vehicles at the main entrance or from a second entrance app. 1/2 a kilometre upriver. More than a dozen species of native orchids can be found noted along the walking track, which offers a longer three-hour bushwalk through native vegetation in a minimally developed state for the more adventurous. Fern Glade Bushwalk is close to the centre of the city of Burnie and is a quiet riverside picnic area. The reserve is managed by the Burnie City Council. Fern Glade is a magnificent walk among large, tree ferns alongside the Emu River. If you are lucky you may even see the shy platypus.
Fern Glade is a magnificent walk among large, spectacular tree ferns along the Emu River. If you are lucky you may see a platypus.
- Fern Glade Bushwalk at a glance:
- Short, easy to do in all weather conditions
- Easy 500 metre walk, to longer 3-hour return
- Children must be supervised, deep water
- No bicycles of firearms
- Dogs OK on lead
- The reserve closes at dusk each day and re-opens each morning at 7.30am