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Replacement of Cockle Creek bridge

09/07/2014

Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania's Far South are advised that the Cockle Creek bridge will be closed from approximately 14 July to the end of August 2014, while the old bridge is removed and a replacement bridge is constructed.More

Firewood theft can be costly

08/07/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is warning that unlawfully cutting trees for firewood on reserved land can be a costly exercise and that remote cameras are being used to catch offenders.More

Caretakers wanted for island's historic site

08/07/2014

Fancy spending a few weeks at the fascinating Quarantine Station on Bruny Island? The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Wildcare Inc Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station are seeking volunteer caretakers for the station for the 2014/15 summer.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, fireplaces and toilet facilities. BYO firewood
grade Level 1.
what to take Group A items
cautions Supervise children, deep waters
prohibited Dogs are welcome if kept on a leash. No 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.