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Platypus

Fernglade Platypus Trail

Fernglade has a reputation for being one of the most reliable places for observing platypus in the wild in Tasmania. A place decorated by nature with moss and ferns. A place of quiet contemplation, investigation and observation.

At Fernglade an interesting interpretative trail has been developed along the riverbank linking two picnic areas.

The water is clean, although stained by the natural tannin, and platypus thrive there. Platypus are best viewed in the morning or evening.

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