Fern Glade Walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.2km

  • Duration: 30mins

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Fernglade Road Carpark

  • End: Fernglade Road Carpark

  • Location: Fern Glade Reserve

  • Closest Town: Burnie

  • Distance from CBD: 325km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.080366

  • Longitude: 145.92085

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Fern Glade Walk is a 1.2km, grade 1 return hike, located in Fern Glade Reserve, Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 30mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Close to the centre of the city of Burnie is a quiet riverside picnic area. The reserve is managed by Burnie City Council.


Fern Glade is a magnificent walk among large, spectacular tree ferns along the Emu River. If you are lucky you may see a platypus.

About the region

The North West Coast and King Island

Getting there

Fern Glade Road from the Bass Highway (A1) on the eastern approach to Burnie.


There are picnic areas, electric BBQs and toilet facilities.

Supervise children, deep waters.

No dogs, bicycles or firearms allowed. The reserve closes at dusk each day and reopens at 7.30am

GPX File

Total distance: 1127 m
Max elevation: 42 m
Min elevation: 32 m
Total climbing: 21 m
Total descent: -21 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania

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