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Draft Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan

15/01/2015

The Tasmanian Government has today released a draft of the updated Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan.More

New sign celebrates the Overland Track experience

14/01/2015

In the 1960s, visitor information signs at Lake St Clair warned of no trapping, hunting, shooting, picking shrubs, cutting timber and grazing stock. Times have changed, with a new sign installation helping Overland Track walkers to celebrate their walk.More

Overland trek guide for young adventurers

14/01/2015

Of the 8000 people who tackle the world-famous Overland Track each year, almost one in ten is under 18 years old. A new publication from the Parks and Wildlife Service recognises that the experience is different for children.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.