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Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

Burnie boasts clean air, fresh seafood, rugged coastlines, pristine beaches, and lush forests. Burnie is a place rarely visited by tourists and is a real gem for those looking to get off the beaten path. There is also a lively creative arts scene here and the home to the Maker's Workshop, a popular place that showcases the region's art, design, and culture.


Artists and rare wildlife thrive in this misty region of trees and seascapes. Wildlife ranges from wedge-tailed eagles to echidnas and the fabled Tasmanian devils. From pristine beaches, where little penguins march and locals dine on fresh seafood, to getting acquainted with self-reliant and sometimes rebellious locals, Burnie never disappoints.


As one of the most untouched places on Earth, Tasmania has a refined touch of elegance. Here you will find award-winning single-malt whiskeys, hard apple cider, trout and salmon, hormone-free milk, cheeses, beef, and much more. Tasmania is a place for those who appreciate a rugged yet tasteful adventure. Stunning natural attractions surround this place, including lush forests, fern grottos, native wildlife, and waterfalls. Savor Burnie's excellent food and drink scene with delicious Tasmanian cuisine, seafood, and locally brewed beers and ciders. For history buffs, Burnie has a rich past, with several heritage-listed buildings and sites to explore, such as the Burnie Regional Museum and Burnie Park. You can also stroll the Burnie Heritage Trail to discover the city's historical landmarks.

Overall, Burnie offers a great mix of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and delicious food and drink, making it a great destination in Tasmania.


Ship Location

Ships dock at the port of Burnie. Burnie is a busy seaport, so shuttles transport passengers to the Burnie Discovery Hub with Arts Centre and Museum or to the Burnie waterfront.


Getting Around

Burnie can be explored on foot or using the local attraction bus. The Burnie Attractions Bus has a variety of hop-on/hop-off stops. You can stay on the bus for a panoramic town tour or get off at the most interesting destinations. In addition, many excursions are available for those wanting to explore further afar.



There is plenty to do here. Visit Gunns Plains, a prosperous farming district located south of Burnie, or the Limestone caves, a top attraction where you can see an underground river and bioluminescent glowworms, as well as some unusual ribbon stalactites. Also famous is Wing's Wildlife Park is also renowned, set on 106 acres, where you can spot kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, quolls, emus, ostriches, camels, water buffalo, and many other native animals and reptiles.


Travel about ninety minutes south into the heart of Tasmania's north to Cradle Mountain National Park and Dove Lake, a magnificent wilderness of pristine forest and glacial lakes. Cradle Mountain is an alpine wilderness and Tasmania's ultimate wilderness destination. This park is exceptionally remote, allowing it to retain its isolated and wild character.


Visit Sheffield, the Town of Murals, where local artists have painted stories of the Kentish district on the old buildings through colorful artwork. Spend as much time exploring as possible. Savor the local teas, pastries, and farm-fresh delicacies while indulging your wild side. Some of the most beautiful towns found in Tasmania's landscape are here. Sample handcrafted Belgian-style chocolates made with the freshest Tasmanian cream and butter.
Visit the boutique Ghost Rock Vineyard, where you will be briefed on all aspects of the vineyard and enjoy a sampling of wine.


Enjoy three of Tasmania's finest attractions with a historic train ride, a visit to Launceston, and a cruise through Cataract Gorge. Tour the Highfield House, considered the "birthplace" of European settlement in Tasmanian history. Highfield House is open to the public and has undergone an extensive restoration. This 19th-century estate is a rare example of residential architecture from the Regency period (1811-1820) characterized by a geometric design to allow light into the main rooms through large French windows framing dramatic views.


Visit the historic village of Stanely, nestled at the base of the Nut, a 500-foot tall natural volcanic formation created from dried magma that features steep sides with a flat top and rises to a height of more than 450 feet across the bay. The opportunities in Tasmania are boundless, but its remote location makes it a destination most can only dream of visiting once in their lifetime. So soak it in and be thankful to have the opportunity to experience even just a tiny sampling of what this place offers.