Located in the hinterland above Burnie, the Romaine Reserve is a 12.7-ha nature park offering many pleasant trails for walkers of all abilities. Most of the 5.2km return walk across the reserve is along wide gravel paths or flat boardwalks.
Walking in the entire reserve begins from the northern end at Swanston Street. From here, the trail winds through a lush green forest beside Romaine Creek. 700m later, Romaine Reserve pond and dam are met. Public toilets, exercise equipment, and playground facilities can all be found here, as well as a plethora of birdlife, including ducks, swamp hens and spinebills.
Continuing via the well-signposted track, thickets of cultivated trees edge the path before entering a dense forest of mountain ashes, white gums and man ferns. Pockets of beauty are continuously on offer as the track meanders through the reserve, crossing Romaine Creek numerous times. Informative signage and many spots to stop and rest encourage walkers to take their time.
The walk continues through the lovely forest for 2km before eventually reemerging into suburbia at Mount Street via a gently included stepped section. Return via the same route.
Please note dogs are only allowed on a lead within the southern section of the Reserve between Mount Street and the Romaine Creek pond.
|View Google Map Directions||From Burnie’s city centre, head southeast on National Highway 1. After 450m, turn right onto Reeves Street. Continue onto Brooklyn Road for 600m and turn right onto Swanston Street. The trailhead for this walk is found at the end of the cul-de-sac. Please note there are also many other entry points to the reserve for those wishing to do shorter walks.|
Map for illustrative purposes only. Basemap supplied by Land Information System Tasmania.