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Fern Glade

35. Fern Glade

time 15 minutes to an hour  (500m one way)
access Fern Glade Road from the Bass Highway (A1) on the eastern approach to Burnie. See map
facilities There are picnic areas, electric BBQs and toilet facilities.
grade Level 1.
what to take Group A items
cautions Supervise children, deep waters
prohibited No dogs, bicycles or firearms allowed. The reserve closes at dusk each day and reopens at 7.30am

Close to the centre of the city of Burnie is a quiet riverside picnic area. The reserve is managed by Burnie City Council.


Fern Glade is a magnificent walk among large, spectacular tree ferns along the Emu River. If you are lucky you may see a platypus.