Tasmania's North West

Fern Glade Reserve is one of Burnie's most valuable natural and recreational resources.  A peaceful river valley on the edge of the city abundant in flora and fauna.  Amazing bird and wildlife thrive along the river banks.  Varieties of orchids and fungi flourish under the bush canopy.

Fern Glade Reserve is just 3.9km from the City centre (Post Office) to the main entrance and it offers long walks along the banks of the Emu River and the chance to see platypus surfacing.

The Reserve, which also offers barbecue and picnic facilities and toilets, can be accessed by vehicles at the main entrance or from a second entrance 0.5km up river.

More than a dozen species of native orchids have been noted along the walking tracks.

Vehicle access is restricted to the Reserve from dusk to dawn.

The Reserve, which also offers barbecue and picnic facilities and toilets, can be accessed by vehicles at the main entrance or from a second entrance 0.5km up river.

More than a dozen species of native orchids have been noted along the walking tracks.

Vehicle access is restricted to the Reserve from dusk to dawn.