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Fern Glade Reserve

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Peaceful Walk

Like others we did not see platypus while we were there and feel that the likelihood of platypus... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tasmania, Australia
Beautiful Guided Walk

The guides have so much knowledge and passion for this area and kept us entertained the entire... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kapunda, Australia
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“the reserve”(8 reviews)
“short walk”(10 reviews)
“walking track”(7 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Fernglade Road, Burnie, Tasmania 7320, Australia
+61 407 585 931
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All reviews the reserve short walk walking track picnic tables tree ferns bird life beautiful spot elusive platypus native hens sea eagles nice walk bbq facilities public toilets across the river blue wrens close to town duck billed platypus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to try and spot platypus but we're probably too late in the morning. Only saw two birds. It was not well sign posted from the road. A good peaceful spot for lunch

Thank Meredith F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like others we did not see platypus while we were there and feel that the likelihood of platypus sightings in the wild is much higher at other spots (near Latrobe for instance). However, it is a peaceful, pleasant walk alongside a bubbling stream just a...More

Thank Gill808
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guides have so much knowledge and passion for this area and kept us entertained the entire walk. Beautiful scenery and great for wheel chairs/prams

Thank becs304
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finally got a proper look at a platypus. Look for the bubbles and eventually you’ll find one scooting around

Thank 78roro
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

What a magic spot, and whilst we didn't see a platypus it was a beautiful walk alongside the water with some good conversations with locals. A pademelon hiding in the scrub was a highlight as where the beautiful ferns and towering trees and so close...More

Thank Jim O
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Fernglade reserve not far off the highway in Burnie I would call a hidden treasure, you are only a very short distance from the city but it’s a haven of tranquility a lovely river setting with a walking track between two picnic areas witch have...More

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed May 17, 2018

This was a very easy walk with very clean public toilets and some really nice bbq areas. The bbqs were clean and there were table and seats to sit at and enjoy the sun (many having picnic lunch). The track is easy to walk and...More

Thank Lredman
Reviewed April 18, 2018

This was the spot to find Platypus. We walked slowly and then watched for 10 minutes to see a platypus. We were patient, but none of them showed up. Still we enjoyed this park immensely. We loved the tropical plants and trees and there were...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Ever so beautiful level easy walk, totally relaxing, Tree & Ferns most impressive, well worth the visit.

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

There is a hop in hop off bus that will take you here from town altho it doesn't usually function on Sundays so a taxi will have to do which isn't much if you have a group with you. On the other hand it is...More

Thank Matt E
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Sarah W
March 17, 2018|
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Response from cassa2273 | Reviewed this property |
Due to being a conservation park for Wild life there is no camping and dogs are not permitted.
February 20, 2018|
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Response from anthonyjames1000 | Reviewed this property |
no there is no fee to enter the park