Look, I think I may be a bit bias towards my love of the North West. It's where I spent the first five years of my life, and honestly - as much as I love Hobart, the North will always have my heart. (Insert Game of Thrones reference here). I always have one memory in particular of this place that we spotted platypuses (platypi?) one night when it was nearing dusk, and as you may have guessed - it was this great little place called Fern Glade.
Over the weekend, we carpooled up to Burnie to see off my cousin who, I may add as an amazing achievement, is heading overseas on a four-year scholarship. But as the farewell wasn't until later in the evening, the #Roadtripfam had some time to kill. When suggested what would I like to do -and the typical response of "Take photos and walk" was the answer, we took a trip up to Fern Glade, which features on Tasmania's top 60 short walks. It's only a short drive away from the Burnie CBD as well - so really, you've got no excuse not to visit.
When we arrived, typical Tassie weather ensued, and within minutes of our walk - it started raining so hooray for hooded jumpers and bringing spare towels in the car!
As I mentioned a little earlier, Fern Glade is an amazing spot to try and see Platypi - although we were unlucky on this occasion. They like to show themselves early morning and late afternoon - so our 1PM house call wasn't going to win us any favours.
There was a much further walk than what we did - and I'd recommend to head up there in that early morning timing to get the full appreciation and beauty of the place.
Quick side note ||
Fern Glade is not dog friendly and is fineable to bring them in - so be aware if travelling with your furry friend.
Have you done any of Tasmania's short walks? Or have you ever been to Fern Glade? Let me know in the comments!