Fern Glade Reserve
Fern Glade Reserve
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Liisa and Dave B
Adelaide, Australia2,504 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
Google states that the reserve closes at 5:30pm, however there was a sign that said it closes at sunset which gave us more time than we thought. Plenty of car parking spaces. Toilets and picnic spots available. The reserve itself is quiet and peaceful. We didn’t see any platypus, nevertheless, enjoyed a walk.
Written 26 November 2023
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trophywest
Redding, CA792 contributions
Feb. 2023
The ferns are beautiful & is a good spot to see platypus. Patypus are nocturnal so it's better to come in the morning or evening. A relaxing location.
Written 17 February 2023
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bobjanh
Brisbane, Australia2,179 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Couples
A lovely reserve and picnic area near to downtown Burnie: a lovely short walk along the river with the possibility of spotting platypus. Good parking and amenities available.
Written 16 January 2023
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,271 contributions
Apr. 2022
One of the loveliest natural beauty places that we visited during the trip. Lovely drive there along Ferndale Road, flora and mature trees and the river. At the bridge, the weir creating a small waterfall. Found a track that we were able to drive and it took us into the Reserve where picnic facilities and an ablutions block were available. It was nice to take a short stroll through the tall trees, then sit and watch for a platypus that two picnickers had sighted. Alas, no platypus and we headed back up the trail and parked near the bridge for a while.
Written 17 May 2022
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Jenny M
Wollongong, Australia23 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Only a short distance by car from the town centre. A beautiful walk along the riverbank. Lots of native plants and an easy walk. We saw a few pademelons and were able to get fairly close to them. We were also lucky enough to see a platypus playing in the river. To see them you need to be quiet and have a little patience.
Written 1 February 2022
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,708 contributions
Mar. 2021
A little out-of-the-way, Fern Glade Reserve meanders along the river from car parks to amenities, providing a Platypus spotting opportunity or 3

A relaxed and lovely setting to while away some time
Written 18 June 2021
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Paul W
Sydney, Australia363 contributions
Jun. 2021
There is a carpark at each end of the walk and it isn't too far. It is very peaceful and quite and if you are lucky you may see a Platypus. They are easier to see in Tasmania but we weren't lucky enough
Written 7 June 2021
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Joy V
Adelaide, Australia258 contributions
Feb. 2021 • Couples
Unfortunately didn’t see a platypus. Absolutely wonderful scenery and enjoyed walking around to try and spot a platypus
Written 15 February 2021
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outonadate
Tasmanian1,365 contributions
Feb. 2021
What a beautiful place. Can't believe it had taken so long to come here. It was amazing to walk along and spot so many animals.So peaceful too. We were even lucky enough to spot a platypus having a playful swim.
Written 15 February 2021
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Victoria, Australia64,658 contributions
Feb. 2021
Probably not the best time to see the fern glade because it was clearly flooded... but that is what makes nature so interesting... you are never really sure what you are going to see. Still... I parked and walked the area as much as I could.

I met some locals from Burnie and chatted to them, I met someone from Gippsland and chatted to him... I had a lovely time here, it was a nice stop. The area is definitely very pretty and if I could have seen it at it's best that would be nice, but it wasn't to be.
Written 13 February 2021
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