TASMANIA TRAVEL

Burnie

With views over Emu Bay, fringed by the Bass Straight and surrounded by parklands, Burnie is a beautiful holiday spot. Located along the North West Coast of Tasmania, Burnie is a popular spot for travelers looking to escape and relax. Here you can see Australia’s largest eucalypt tree farm, go surfing or simply sit with a feed of fish and chips and watch the waves roll on in. Burnie is a tranquil holiday destination where you can base yourself on and visit places like Cradle Mountain, take the scenic train ride route from Burnie Station or do some wildlife spotting.

Its only 30 minutes from the city of Devonport and around 90 minutes to Cradle Mountain from Burnie and with the temperature that sits at around an average of 21 degrees in January and about 14 degrees during June, the coldest time of the year, it makes the perfect location for a summer vacation or winter escape. Plan your days to be filled with fishing and boating, sailing the coastline or hiring your own boat for the day, and going in search of a secluded cove or bay. Plan your holiday around the annual Burnie Ten Road Race which is held every October for runners who not only love a challenge but also beautiful scenery to look up as well as travel through parklands and rainforests.

Get your hands dirty and make your own paper at the Creative Paper Mill for a couple of hours, visit the Lactose Cheese Factory for some fine wines and cheese to tickle your taste buds or step back in time and learn about the fascinating past and history as you tour through the Pioneer Village Museum. There is the Hellyer’s Road Whiskey Distillery which you can take a tour of and for a special day trip why not visit neighboring attractions such as Fernglade Platypus Sanctuary or Guide Falls. Relax in the Annsleigh Gardens & Tea Room, catch a movie at the cinema complex or perhaps take time out to see the alpaca at the Guide Falls Alpaca Park. Along with numerous attractions in Burnie this seaside town is also home to different annual events that you can base your holiday around as the Burnie Shines held in October and the Tulip Festival Table Cape also in October. There are weekend farmers’ markets, restaurants, and shops and with the chance to get up close to penguins, seals, and an abundance of wildlife, this certainly will be the ideal holiday destination. Take a tour to the Penguin Rookery, visit Boat Harbour Seaside, or spend the day in nearby Strahan. The Gordon River World Heritage Area will amaze you with its beauty and with Cradle Mountain at your doorstep set out for days of hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and more.

Accommodation in Burnie comes in all shapes and sizes whether you are after something for the family, a business trip, special occasions, or any other type of holiday. There are self-contained apartments within walking distance to the beach, motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, motor inns, and caravan parks. Pretty much all of the accommodation in Burnie is very well priced and when booking why not enquire about some of the holiday packages and specials that you can arrange for your vacation. So with all the elements you need for an enjoyable holiday all located within this seaside town, Burnie is a great spot for your next trip away!