Fern Glade

20 min to 30 min

1.1 km

↑ 6 m
↓ -6 m

Easy track
Starting in the Fernglade Reserve on Fernglade Road, Burnie, this walk takes you on a short stroll along the Emu River via the Fernglade Walk track. Containing almost 150 species of ferns displayed along meandering paths, Fern Glade is a quiet riverside oasis close to the city centre of Burnie. A waterfall, pond and belvedere add to the enjoyment of this walk. The reserve has an abundance of bird life, and if you are lucky you may see a platypus surfacing in the river. The path is punctuated with informative signs and guidelines, and the reserve offers barbecue, picnic and toilet facilities. Please note that dogs aren't permitted in the reserve. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-41.0803686,145.9208767)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bass Highway, A2
  • Turn on to Massy-Greene Drive, C112 then drive for 370 m
  • Turn left onto Fernglade Road and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 215 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 15 m veer left, to head along Fernglade Walk.
After another 75 m pass the toilet (35 m on your left).
After another 350 m continue straight.
After another 70 m pass the toilet (8 m on your right).
Continue another 50 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 560 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Fern Glade

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.1 km
Time 20 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 380 m apart with the largest gap of 610 m.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
90 m[toilet]
510 m[toilet]
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