Burnie is a historic port town which was settled in 1827.
The city is a gateway to the historic North-West Coast from the City of Burnie to the popular beauty of Cradle Mountain and down to the ruggedly attractive West Cost of Tasmania.
You will find a wealth of natural beauty and attractions. Here are a few suggestions of things to do and see:
- Makers Workshop Burnie – Interact and witness the wonderful skills of Burnie Makers.
- Pioneer Village Museum – Step back in time at the Pioneer Village located at the Makers Workshop, West Park Burnie.
- Beaches – Stroll along the beachside boardwalk near the city’s central shopping district or surf at one of the many beaches adjacent to the city.
- Cafés – Enjoy lunch, coffee/tea at one of Burnie’s great cafés.
- Burnie Park – Explore the beautiful pathways through the native rainforest to a small waterfall at the centre of the park.
- Fernglade – Amongst the plentiful rainforest you may spot a platypus east of Burnie and Fernglade.
- Hellyer Road Distillery – Experience the distilling process first hand with an interpretative behind the scenes tour. Whisky tasting is a must, then relax in the café overlooking the lush pastures of Emu Valley.
- Guide Falls – Spectacular waterfalls close to Burnie.
Glen Osborne House is located:
25 minutes drive from the Burnie Airport
45 minutes drive from Devonport’s seaport and the Spirit of Tasmania
1.5 hours drive from Launceston Airport
1.5 hours from Cradle Mountain
1.5 hours from Stanley Village
3.5 hours drive from Hobart
Below is a list of links giving information on the City of Burnie and Tasmania.
Burnie City Council - Gateway to Tasmania's Northwest
Events in Burnie, Tasmania
Burnie & North West Tasmania travel guide - Butting out to sea there are massive bluffs - Table Cape, Rocky Cape and Circular Head
Tasmania's North West