We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fern Glade Reserve

Features Animals
Fernglade Road, Burnie, Tasmania 7320, Australia
+61 407 585 931
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Hidden treasure

Fernglade reserve not far off the highway in Burnie I would call a hidden treasure, you are only a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrew H
,
Burnie, Australia
via mobile
Ideal for the whole family

This was a very easy walk with very clean public toilets and some really nice bbq areas. The bbqs... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Lredman
,
Ulverstone, Australia
Read all 100 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“the reserve” (8 reviews)
“short walk” (10 reviews)
“walking track” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Fernglade Road, Burnie, Tasmania 7320, Australia
CONTACT
Website
+61 407 585 931
Write a ReviewReviews (100)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"the reserve"
in 8 reviews
"short walk"
in 10 reviews
"walking track"
in 7 reviews
"wild platypus"
in 5 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 8 reviews
"tree ferns"
in 5 reviews
"bird life"
in 5 reviews
"local wildlife"
in 4 reviews
"native hens"
in 3 reviews
"sea eagles"
in 3 reviews
"within minutes"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 4 reviews
"bbq facilities"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 5 reviews
"public toilets"
in 3 reviews
"across the river"
in 2 reviews
"blue wrens"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 May 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 April 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2018

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

1  Thank 6,120
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 March 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A peaceful and tranquil place to visit at a leisurely pace. Platypus make their appearance on most days. Excellent BBQ facilities.

Thank wearyandsick
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 February 2018

During our stay in Burnie, my husband, daughter and I visited the reserve, a known haunt of Platypus, in the hope of spotting one...and we were not disappointed! We arrived just before dusk and had a wander along the track trying to spot a duck-billed...More

Thank PattyGRMac
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I love coming here in my spare time to relax and enjoy nature at its best. Its so close to home and i often find platypus and pademelons. I noticed there were past reviews on here with incorrect information. Dogs are NOT aloud here and...More

1  Thank RachaelA201
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is a lovely area where you could take walks along the water but damage from flooding was evident. We did see a wallaby so we were pretty excited to see the unusual (for us) animal. The town is doing its best to bring back...More

Thank susandO9489RZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 February 2018

what a great place to visit so close to the cruise terminal you could get a taxi there it would take five minuets so picturesque and animal sighting are a plenty would so much recommend

Thank anthonyjames1000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Burnie
The Menai Motel & Function Centre
33 reviews
2.73 km away
Burnie Central Townhouse Hotel
95 reviews
3.30 km away
Ikon Hotel
158 reviews
3.82 km away
Beachfront Voyager Motor Inn
176 reviews
3.86 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Hellyers Road Distillery
265 reviews
1.26 km away
Indian Corner at Wilson
118 reviews
3.42 km away
Leonardoz
145 reviews
1.92 km away
Fish on the Edge
112 reviews
2.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Play A Round in Tassie Day Tours
68 reviews
1.74 km away
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
137 reviews
2.47 km away
Penguin Observation Centre
72 reviews
4.49 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sarah W
18 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from cassa2273 | Reviewed this property |
Due to being a conservation park for Wild life there is no camping and dogs are not permitted.
1
Vote
epipk
21 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from anthonyjames1000 | Reviewed this property |
no there is no fee to enter the park
0
Votes
;