Burnie is the fourth largest city in Tasmania, Australia, with a population around 20,000. The city is emerging from its industrial past with a more diversified economy and a greater focus on tourism, food, manufacture and education. It is one of very few Australian communities with a north-facing sea frontage. It has one of the highest number of eateries per-capita in Tasmania. It is centrally located on the North West Coast, making it a convenient base for day trips to the Tarkine, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and the coastal hinterlands.
Regional Express flys into Burnie Airport from Melbourne up to 6 times a day. Flights start at $108 one way. Burnie Airport is located in the nearby town of Wynyard.
Rental cars are available at the airport, as is taxis and a shuttle bus to Burnie.
Burnie is located on the Bass Highway, which is part of the National Highway No 1.
The highway is of a high standard with 4 lanes between Burnie and Devonport and varies between 2 and 4 lanes between Devonport, Launceston and Hobart.
Heritage town walk - brochure from Visitor Centre.
Art Deco Trail.
Visitor Information Centre - Civic Centre Plaza, Burnie.
Little Penguin Observation Centre - located at Parsonage Point, along the foreshore boardwork.
Fernglade. A few minutes drive east of the city, and is a beautiful, ferny environment with picnic facilities, great for a BBQ and a walk along the banks of the Emu River. You may see be fortunate and see a wild platypus at Fernglade.
Makers Workshop, 2 Bass Hwy, Burnie (Burnie waterfront, western end of West Beach), ☎ 6430 5831 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Open 7 days a week from 9:00am - 5:00pm. Local arts and craftspersons' hand made products for sale
Pioneer Village Museum, Civic Centre Precinct, Little Alexander Street, ☎ (03) 6430 5746. Open daily Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm. The Village is designed to interpret the environment of the period 1890 - 1910 when Burnie was at the height of its first economic boom.
Guide Falls, 19km south of Burnie, . Best water flow in Winter and Spring
Burnie Regional Art Gallery (Art Gallery), 77 - 79 Wilmot St (at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre), ☎ 6430 5875 (email@example.com, fax: 6431 4114), . 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 12 pm Sat. free.
Lactos Cheese Tasting and Sales Centre, 145 Old Surrey Rd, ☎ (03) 6433 9255, . Taste & buy the Tasmanian Heritage, Mersey Valley & Australian Gold range of cheese, made right here in Burnie. Open from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm (excluding Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Weekends and Public Holidays open from 10.00am to 4.00pm. All cheese tastings finish 30 minutes prior to closing.
Burnie Shines, ☎ +61 (03)64305702 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Month long arts and community events showcasing local visual and performing arts, as well as sporting events. Held annually every October
Night on the Terrace, ☎ +61 (03)64305702 (email@example.com), . New Years Even celebration on West Beach and North Terrace