Burnie, Australia

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Burnie Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Burnie

Burnie is located along the fringes of Emu Bay on Tasmania's North West Coast and has a beautiful hinterland. It's an attractive and intriguing city and well worth a lingering visit.

Dining and nightlife

Eating out is fun and easy with many of the restaurants centred on Wilson Street. Choose Chinese, Asian and Italian food or modern Australian and Tasmanian. Being by the ocean, seafood is absolutely fresh and delicious, and if you like a stunning sea view to accompany your gastronomic delights, try Bayviews Restaurant and Lounge Bar, which is right on the beach and offers fine dining as standard. Look out for tasty local produce on most menus.

Creative centre

With a proud cultural heritage, the community of ‘makers' in Burnie, includes painters, ceramicists, glassmakers, jewellers, and textile artists. They all busily ply their trade and exhibit their exquisite artefacts in the key shopping areas of the city, and at the Makers' Workshop, where the free shuttle bus from the dockside stops to accommodate cruise ship passengers. Burnie Port is a fully functioning seaport providing access to exciting excursions by sea.

Natural wonders

Burnie really excels as a visitor destination, offering wonderful outdoor attractions in stunning settings and a host of indoor centres featuring the imaginative and diverting work of the local community of creative artists. As approximately 40 percent of the island of Tasmania is a designated World Heritage Area, it's no surprise that there is an abundance of nature reserves and national parks, or that guided adventures into the beguiling wilderness are just a short step away.

Burnie Hotels and Accommodation

Burnie accommodation includes a number of options in the three-star plus range, such as contemporary apartments, cosy motels and delightful, genteel cottages. Cheap hotels in Burnie can be found at the airport, in the city centre and on the banks of the peaceful Inglis and Cam rivers.

Getting around by car

Burnie to Devonport: 39 min (50.8 km) via National Highway 1

Burnie to Launceston: 1 h 40 min (150.0 km) via National Highway 1

Burnie to Hobart: 3 h 37 min (327.6 km) via National Highway 1 and National Highway 1

Accommodation, driving and car rental

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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