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There’s more to this bustling sea-port city than industry.

Stop a while and get a taste of the beaches, parks and produce of Burnie.  

Get a feel for the city's unique character by exploring the impressive concentration of Art Deco architecture on its streets, a legacy of expansion in the post-World War I machine age. There’s a downloadable map available. 

Stroll the Emu Bay beachfront and visit the Little Penguin Observation Centre. Make your way to Burnie Park, the location of the city’s oldest colonial building, the Burnie Inn. Also discover the cenotaph, dedicated rose and rhododendron gardens, rolling green lawns and a playground.

Refuel at Bayviews Restaurant, overlooking West Beach, or drop into one of the cafes and taste local produce. Whisky lovers head to Hellyers Road Distillery to sample at its cellar door.

Take an easy road trip into the surrounding countryside to see waterfalls and a patchwork landscape of farms dotted with boutique producers and coastal surprises.


Burnie is a 35min drive (48km) west of Devonport and a 100min drive (147km) north-west of Launceston.


Insider tips
  • Eleven hectares of  seasonal beauty await at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden. Stroll among more than 24,000 rhododendrons and companion plants from around the world.
  • Take a 20min drive from the CBD to witness the stunning cascade of Guide Falls, particularly pretty in winter and spring.

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