Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Begin this 3½-hour nature encounter with a short drive from Burnie to the Emu River. The 50-acre Fernglade Reserve is home to around 60 species of bird, wallabies, possums, devils, quolls, and many platypus. The elusive platypus is reliably seen, making it one of the recognized top three wild platypus viewing locations in the world. This very special experience is interpreted by a qualified and experienced guide, with many years working in wildlife management, ecotourism and conservation.
Enjoy a delicious morning tea featuring native bush foods.
Out in the relaxing and tranquil garden, you will discover that it holds more than half of the world's cultivated species of rhododendron and many other compatible plants. It is truly a garden for all seasons.
Landscaped by volunteers from virgin bush 35 years ago, this 27-acre garden contains lakes, waterfalls, several bridges, gazebos, long dry-stone walls and numerous walking paths. The plantings are organized into discrete areas in which species from each part of the world are grown together in a setting of appropriate companion plantings.
Rhododendrons begin flowering in August with peak flowering from September to November. Vireya rhododendrons flower at least twice throughout the year.
Tour does not operate on holidays. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.