Burnie is just as quaint and querky a town as its name suggests. Sitting on the serene north-west coast of Tasmania, a day’s worth of driving from Hobart but only a few hours east of picturesque Launceston, Burnie is full of natural and architectural delights and is the closest port to Melbourne and the Australian mainland.
Famous for its unofficial recognition as a platypus sanctuary, these unique creatures are only one of the many memorable sights you’ll come across driving around Burnie’s lush park and river systems. Guide Falls and Roundhill Lookout at sunrise or sunset are within 10 minutes of the town centre and are a traveller’s must. For a change of scene, head to the Cheese Tasting Factory and sample some of the finest dairy produce Australia has to offer.
When you rent a car from one of the outlets located in the Burnie CBD or from the airport (20 minutes away in adjacent Wynyard), accommodation is close by and diverse. However, being located on the Murchison and Bass Highways, Burnie is also the perfect place to launch off in your rental car towards Tasmania’s ferry capital, Devonport, or the forested wonderland that is the west coast of Tasmania.
1.Head south on Wilson St towards Ladbrooke St 140 m
2.Take the 1st right on to Ladbrooke St 120 m
3.Take the 1st left on to Mount St 4.4 km
4.Slight right at Mount Rd 9.6 km
5.Turn right at West Ridgley Rd 3.1 km
6.Turn left at Guide Rd 2.5 km
7.Turn left to stay on Guide Rd
Destination will be on the left 750 m