Posted 8 months ago
Waterfall Bay walk, Fortescue Bay campground South East Tasmania close Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur.
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.
30-minutes to 3 hours
Duckboard, Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Region of Tasmania
Start Of Walk
Fern Glade Reserve Burnie
Walker Registration Required
Mobile Phone Reception
Nearest camping is in caravan parks in Burnie and surrounding towns