Burnie, Australia

Located on Bass Strait, Burnie is Tasmania's fourth-largest city and a major port. Burnie, surrounded by prime productive farmlands is the gateway to scenic northwest Tasmania, an area rich in picturesque old villages, homesteads and historic homes. Inland lies the rainforest and wilderness of Cradle Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site.

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Points of Interest

  • Cradle Mountain
  • Devonport
  • Wing's Wildlife Park
  • Don River Railway
  • Penguin
  • Ulverstone
  • Burnie Regional Museum
  • Stanley
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  • Cradle Mountain

    In a national park set amongst a landscape of alpine grasslands, glacial lakes, ancient rainforest and abundant wildlife, is a grand mountain and the beginning of the Overland Track, a six-day hike.

  • Devonport

    Centrally located on the north coast of Tasmania, this gateway town has a population of 25,000. It is home to sunny beaches, bush reserves and scenic headlands, such as the lighthouse at Mersey Bluff.

  • Wing's Wildlife Park

    This three-generation family business is Tasmanian's largest animal park, boasting an extensive collection of Tasmanian mammals, birds and reptiles, including an aquatic habitat and animal nursery.

  • Don River Railway

    A train lovers delight! Ride a vintage train along an original line to the beach and back. See all kinds of steam and diesel locomotives. And visit the museum to learn about Tasmania's rail history.

  • Penguin

    Founded in 1850, this old lumber village is named after the Fairy penguin rookery nearby. Images of penguins abound, and the village claims to possess the tallest penguin statue in the world.

  • Ulverstone

    This town of some 10,000 inhabitants is centrally located between Burnie and Devonport. Enjoy its picturesque coastal parks, calm swimming beaches and a waterslide for the family.

  • Burnie Regional Museum

    Go back in time to a turn-of-the-century main street in Burnie. Discover the trades of the day, including replicas of a saddlery, bootmaker, blacksmith, dentist, printer and others.

  • Stanley

    Founded in 1826, the port reached its zenith in the 1850s & '60s when it shipped mutton, beef and produce to the Victoria goldfields

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BURNIE & SURROUNDS

4 hours | Burnie | BWT-220

Enjoy spectacular Tasmanian coastal views as you journey northeast towards Table Cape-an extinct volcano that was pushed up through the earth's crust. The rugged coastline and sheer cliff edges are breathtaking in this location.

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AUD$99.95

Wings Wildlife Park & Countryside Drive

4 hours | Burnie | BWT-290
  • Penguin
  • Ulverstone
  • Wing's Wildlife Park

Commune with nature at Wings Wildlife Park, a Tasmanian animal sanctuary that offers guest accommodations. See an extensive collection of Tasmanian mammals, birds and reptiles, including an aquatic habitat and animal nursery. Your half-day excursion includes a drive through the countryside and past Ulverstone and Pengiun on the northwest coast.

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AUD$129.95

Stanley & Highfield House

7 hours | Burnie | BWT-115
  • Stanley

Visit the Highfield House, the 19th-century estate of the original settlers. You'll also enjoy a scenic driving tour around Stanley, including a photo stop at Stanley's popular attraction, The Nut, with a chairlift ride and time on your own in town on this excursion.

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AUD$149.95

Tassie Tasting Trail

7 hours | Burnie | BWT-330

Designed with Foodie's in mind, you'll delight your tastebuds as you discover some of the finest produce the region has to offer.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal; Includes snack

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AUD$179.95

Best of the North West

8 hours | Burnie | BWT-335

Taste Tasmania's diverse northern specialties and meet some of the unique local wildlife on this full-day adventure that is sure to tempt your sweet tooth. Depart Burnie and head southeast through some of the beautiful towns dotted throughout Tasmania's north.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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AUD$199.95

Cradle Mountain National Park

8 hours | Burnie | BWT-100
  • Cradle Mountain

Travel to Cradle Mountain set in a stunning national park that is part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area. Witnessing the rugged beauty of its towering peaks reflected in the surface of Dove Lake is reason enough to go! Lunch is included on this full-day excursion.

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AUD$339.95

Lost World Adventure Canyon Experience

7.5 hours | Burnie | BWT-105
  • Cradle Mountain

Welcome to the sport of canyoning. This adrenalin-filled activity is becoming ever more popular as it involves negotiating a steep-sided section of river wearing a wetsuit, buoyancy vest and helmet. Some of the techniques used include hiking, swimming, jumping off small waterfalls and sliding down natural waterslides.

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AUD$349.95

Whisky Makers Master Class

3.5 hours | Burnie | BWT-315

Whisky aficionados will get in the spirit on this in-depth half-day adventure to award-winning Hellyers Road Distillery. Take the guided "Whisky Walk," a behind-the-scene tour of the working distillery. Wax and seal your own bottle and participate in a master class tasting accompanied by fruit and cheese.

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AUD$399.95