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Burnie - Cities, Towns and Localities
Burnie is the gateway to the rich mining area of the west coast and scenic and historic area of the far north west coast. Built on the shores of Emu Bay, this deepwater port is the fifth largest container port in Australia and is serviced by a rail centre which is headquarters for the only privately operated system in the state, the Emu Bay Railway Company Ltd.

A great place for a stopover, there is a variety of accommodation including hotels, motels and caravan parks. Burnie also offers much to see and do. There is the multi-functional Civic Centre, which provides theatre and convention facilities. The complex includes the regional Art Gallery providing national and international programmes, as well as works from its own collection. There is also a Pioneer Village Museum, which houses over 20,000 items.
 

A recently new addition to Burnies streetscape is the stark architectural lines of the wonderful Makers’ Workshop – Burnie Information Centre. This modern attraction dominates the western end of Burnie's main beach, providing a fusion of part museum, part arts centre and part visitor information centre. The Makers’ Workshop honours Burnie’s history, makers, innovators and artists.

Burnie also has its gardens and parks, including Burnie Park, Fern Glade, Romaine Park Reserve, Guide Falls, Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens.

Check out our listing of Burnie accommodation and North West accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Makers’ Workshop – Burnie Information Centre
2 Bass Highway
BURNIE TAS 7320
Ph: 03 6430 5831
Email
Web: www.discoverburnie.net

Open
Open 7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day
Good Friday and ANZAC Day.
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
Makers’ Workshop – Burnie Information Centre, Tasmania, Australia
The stark architectural lines of Burnie’s newest visitor attraction dominate the western end of Burnie’s main beach. This contemporary structure is a new concept for Burnie
– part museum, part arts centre and part visitor information centre.
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Burnie Attractions

Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
• Breffny Rd, BURNIE TAS 7320 • Ph: 03 6435 0478 • Open during August to November.
Pioneers Village Museum
• Civic Square Precinct, off Little Alexander St, BURNIE TAS 7320
• Burnie was once dominated by towering rainforest. When you visit the museum you can see what life was like for the early pioneers and how the pulp and paper mill helped shaped the city as it is today.
Walking Trail
• There is a 17 km walking trail that skirts the city, along Burnie Park, through native rainforest to a dramatic waterfall.
A 1977 tribute to the pioneers of Burnie.
This tablet, affixed in 1977, is a tribute to the pioneers of Burnie.
The first permanent settlers, Van Diemen’s Land Company
indentured servants from Britain, arrived at Emu Bay n the Cutter ‘Fanny’
from Stanley on February 22, 1828

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Burnie Events

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Burnie Farmers Market
• Wivenhoe Showground, BURNIE TAS 7320 • Ph: 03 6431 5882 • Email
• Held first and third Saturday of each month
• The Burnie Farmers Market has some 50 stalls selling fresh produce and craft.
Burnie Regional Museum
• Little Alexander St, BURNIE TAS 7320 • Ph: 03 6430 5746 • Email
• Open 10.00 am - 4.30 pm weekdays or by appointment (excluding public holidays)

• Monday 14th of November 2011 – Tuesday 31st January 2012

It is the Museum's 40th Birthday and to celebrate we have a brand new exhibition - 1971!
Be transported back to the era of protests, bell-bottoms, platforms and a lot of hair! Come and reminisce or if you’re too young to remember it, discover what life was like in 1971.
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Burnie Distance

Distance to Burnie
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Burnie:
  Km
• Devonport 46.9
• Hobart 296.4
• Launceston 134.1
• Mole Creek 95.6
  Km
• Penguin 16.8
• Stanley 78.0
• Ulverstone 27.7
• Westbury 111.4
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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