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Burnie

Gateway to Northern Tasmania

Burnie is a picturesque port city of some 20,000 people, nestled around Emu Bay. In Burnie you can sample fine local cheeses at the Lactos factory, view the magnificent Rhododendron gardens and maybe even spot a fascinating platypus in the wild.

Burnie City

BWT-1  |  Cradle Mountain Tours  |  7.00 hrs  |  

AU $175.00

Burnie City sights, countryside with rolling hills and the magnificent Cradle Mountain. Walk to the enchanting Dove Lake and visit the original bush hut of an early pioneer. Then to Sheffield, famous for its murals, before returni ....

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Happy wine tour clients on the Tamar Valley Wine tour Shore Excursion

BWT-5  |  Tamar Valley Wine Tour  |  8.00 hrs  |  

AU $200.00

Our most popular Tamar Valley Wine Tour, a relaxing full day tour inclusive of a delicious lunch, complimentary glass of wine OR tea/coffee at a selected vineyard. Meet the winemakers and taste their wines at selected wineries.

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Private car tours in northern Tasmainia on your Shore Excursions

BWT-S1  |  Private Car Tour Burnie  |  from 4.00 hrs - 4 persons -

from AU $420.00

Book one of our sedans and enjoy the sights of northern Tasmania in comfort. Your own driver/guide will look after you throughout the day and make sure you see just what you want, at your pace.

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Caravelle Exterior

BWT-S2  |  Private 8 seat Minivan Tour Burnie  |  from 4.00 hrs - 8 persons -

from AU $630.00

Book one of our minivans and enjoy the sights of northern Tasmania in comfort. Your own driver/guide will look after you throughout the day and make sure you see just what you want, at your pace.

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Minivan

BWT-S3  |  Private 13 seat Minivan Tour Burnie  |  from 4.00 hrs - 13 persons -

from AU $735.00

Book one of our minivans and enjoy the sights of northern Tasmania in comfort. Your own driver/guide will look after you throughout the day and make sure you see just what you want, at your pace.

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Burnie Cruise Port of Call Tasmania

BWT-G10  |  Burnie Region Highlights Group Tour  |  5.00 hrs

Our group tour covers all the must see destinations in and around Burnie, you may see the unusual Platypus, drive scenic coastal routes, the towns of Penguin, Devonport, Latrobe, Railton and Sheffield, plus a few other gems.

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Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania, originally settled in 1827 as Emu Bay. The (then) town was renamed for William Burnie - a director of the Van Diemen's Land Company - in the early 1840s. Its a picturesque port city of some 20,000 people.

The Burnie port is the fifth largest container port in Australia and along with the forestry industry, provide the main source of revenue for the city. It became the main port for the west coast mines after the opening of the Emu Bay Railway in 1897. Most industry in Burnie was based around the railway and the port that served it. The influence of forestry had a major role on Burnies development in the 1900s with the founding of the Burnie Paper Mill in 1938 and the woodchip terminal in the later part of the century.

The average temperature in summer ranges from 12 to 21c with drier days as warm as 30c, with around 16 hours of sunlight per day. In winter, temperature ranges from 6 to 13c, and only 8 hours of sunlight. Relative humidity averages over 60% for the year in the afternoon. The city averages 994 mm of rainfall per year, with most of the rain in the cooler months from May to October. The summer months bring constant daily sunshine and only occasional rainfall with temperatures up to 30c. Nearly every day from January to March has a maximum temperature of 20-25c.

    How far is it to walk into Burnie town centre from the ship?

Its only a few hundred meters from the cruise berth to the city centre and the ship/port organise shuttle buses to the meeting point. The designated meeting point for cruise passengers is the Makers Workshops, Burnie where all cruise ship passengers disembark from shuttle buses.

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Interesting little town, we headed inland to Cradle Mountain for the wildlife and scenery

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