Tasmania's North West

Fernglade Platypus Trail

Fernglade Reserve has a reputation for being one of the most reliable places for observing platypus in the wild in Tasmania.

Decorated by nature with moss and ferns Fernglade offers a place of quiet contemplation, investigation and observation, on the edge of a city.

An interpretative trail provides interesting points on the flora, fauna and location as you meander along the riverbank linking two open areas.

The water is clean, although stained by the natural tannin, and platypus thrive there.

Platypus are best viewed in the morning or evening.  Vehicle access to the reserve is restricted from dusk to dawn.

An interpretative trail provides interesting points on the flora, fauna and location as you meander along the riverbank linking two open areas.

The water is clean, although stained by the natural tannin, and platypus thrive there.

Platypus are best viewed in the morning or evening.  Vehicle access to the reserve is restricted from dusk to dawn.