Fern Glade Walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.2km

  • Duration: 30mins

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Fernglade Road Carpark

  • End: Fernglade Road Carpark

  • Closest Town: Burnie

  • Location: Fern Glade Reserve

  • Distance from state capital: 325km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.080366

  • Longitude: 145.92085

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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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.


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.


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


Total distance: 1127 m
Max elevation: 42 m
Min elevation: 31 m
Total climbing: 22 m
Total descent: -22 m

For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania