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Celebrating 100 years of national parks

26/08/2016

All Tasmanians are invited to celebrate the centenary of two of our most loved national parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, with a major festival at Freycinet and events at other parks, during the centenary weekend of 27-29 August.More

Repairing the infrastructure of Tasmania's parks

19/08/2016

The flood and storm events in June and July of this year had a significant impact on Tasmania's iconic national parks and reserves, and the current damage bill is expected to exceed $6.4 million.More

Festival of Bright Ideas

05/08/2016

As part of the celebration of the centenary of Tasmania's national parks, and in conjunction with National Science Week, a four day community event showcasing science, culture, food, tourism, music, innovation and health is being held on the West Coast.More

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.

Highlights

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