Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania, originally settled in 1827 as Emu Bay. It now Emu Bay, on the north-west coast. This proudly industrial city is Australia’s fifth largest container port and a vibrant place to visit.
Burnie unveils a wealth of unexpected places to visitors with a few hours up their sleeve or a day or two to set aside. There is spectacular scenery around Burnie with some beautiful waterfalls, including the Guide Falls. For views of the area head to the Fern Glade and Roundhill Lookouts. As well as admiring the views, nature lovers should also visit the Burnie Park and the Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens.
Other places of interest include the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Lactos Cheese Factory and the interesting Pioneer Village Museum.
Things to see and do
* Heritage town walk
* Creative Paper Tasmania
* Little Penguin Observation Centre
* Pioneer village Museum
* Lactos Cheese Tasting and sales centre.
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 19,160 approx
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – The Port of Burnie is situated on the western shore of Emu Bay.
Travel Links – Burnie Airport is located in the adjacent town of Wynyard, a 20 minute drive from the City of Burnie. Regional Express flys into Burnie Airport from Melbourne up to 6 times a day.