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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.More

Fern Glade

35. Fern Glade

time 15 minutes to an hour  (500m one way)
access Fern Glade Road from the Bass Highway (A1) on the eastern approach to Burnie. See map
facilities There are picnic areas, electric BBQs and toilet facilities.
grade Level 1.
what to take Group A items
cautions Supervise children, deep waters
prohibited No dogs, bicycles or firearms allowed. The reserve closes at dusk each day and reopens at 7.30am

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

Highlights

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