32 Burnie Cruise Reviews

Yet again, the cruise ships berth among cargo ships, in this case wood-chip loading facilities. Because of security, shuttle buses take passengers to a nearby tourist facility - then you have to wait again for another bus into the town. ... Read More
Yet again, the cruise ships berth among cargo ships, in this case wood-chip loading facilities. Because of security, shuttle buses take passengers to a nearby tourist facility - then you have to wait again for another bus into the town. The local people were very welcoming with information and directions - even including the Mayor who was on hand to hep out, Well done her! Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Had always wanted to see Cradle Mtn but to,d ot was always raining so not worth it, but we had a lovely sunny day. Our mini bus was a bit old, we had 12 people, most Chinese who took photos of everything and kept us waiting while they ... Read More
Had always wanted to see Cradle Mtn but to,d ot was always raining so not worth it, but we had a lovely sunny day. Our mini bus was a bit old, we had 12 people, most Chinese who took photos of everything and kept us waiting while they happy snapped! Driver was great, had lots of knowledge, was a school teacher during the week. Loved Cradle Mtn and Dove Lake, worth tne tour despite the run down mini bus. A lot cheaper than the same ship cruise. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
We were lucky enough to catch the Michaelangelo exhibition at the Art Gallery and enjoyed the work of local crafts people at the Makers Workshop.
We were lucky enough to catch the Michaelangelo exhibition at the Art Gallery and enjoyed the work of local crafts people at the Makers Workshop. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Took the local hop on hop off bus.Enjoyed the scenery and a walk along the river bank and later the promenade.Great fish and chip shop...the Octopus Fish Shop...we actually had battered scallops and calamari...must try place!
Took the local hop on hop off bus.Enjoyed the scenery and a walk along the river bank and later the promenade.Great fish and chip shop...the Octopus Fish Shop...we actually had battered scallops and calamari...must try place! Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Before we arrived, we had just gone through fiordland national park which was spectacular. We had a clear day for it. Arriving at Bernie on Tasmania, we took a shuttle into town. The main draw was the museum. Fun fact: Tasmania is the ... Read More
Before we arrived, we had just gone through fiordland national park which was spectacular. We had a clear day for it. Arriving at Bernie on Tasmania, we took a shuttle into town. The main draw was the museum. Fun fact: Tasmania is the area where the most legal heroin comes from. Also it has the most illegal drug use too as seen from testing sewage. We didn't see this. We saw places they were trying to breed tasmanian devils. They are becoming extinct because of an inherited disease which is made worse by their small numbers. This is the island named after Abel Tasmin, the Dutch explorer who met Maoris and decided not to go back to. Several of his crew members were killed. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Surprisingly excellent wines produced in Tasmania. Emelia Winery produces a great pinot noir.
Surprisingly excellent wines produced in Tasmania. Emelia Winery produces a great pinot noir. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
A charming little town, where the Mayoress came out to greet us. So many volunteers ready to help. The information centre is a credit to Burnie - paper making jewellery making, watercolour artists, oil painters. Wine and cheese tasting. ... Read More
A charming little town, where the Mayoress came out to greet us. So many volunteers ready to help. The information centre is a credit to Burnie - paper making jewellery making, watercolour artists, oil painters. Wine and cheese tasting. They had it all. Well worth the stop. Keep up the good work Burnie. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Very interesting museum with great displays of what life was like in Burnie 100 yrs ago.
Very interesting museum with great displays of what life was like in Burnie 100 yrs ago. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Our expectations were higher. Burnie just didn't have much to offer, based on what we saw. We tried to find a taxi to visit the distillery on our own, but were unable to get one even after two merchants called for us.
Our expectations were higher. Burnie just didn't have much to offer, based on what we saw. We tried to find a taxi to visit the distillery on our own, but were unable to get one even after two merchants called for us. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
The TI person let us know that we could catch a free shuttle to the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden. The shuttle was a short walk which was pleasant enough. The garden is staffed by volunteers as was our shuttle driver. All were very ... Read More
The TI person let us know that we could catch a free shuttle to the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden. The shuttle was a short walk which was pleasant enough. The garden is staffed by volunteers as was our shuttle driver. All were very pleasant and knew their jobs well. The gardens are not to be missed and very beautiful. The entrance fee was not very expensive and we had a very nice snack when we returned to their building. If you enjoy gardens, don't miss this! We really liked the town. It was small but had all the stores you would need if you forgot something. People were very friendly. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
We did our own tour of Burnie we took a hop on and hop off bus which is called the Burnie attraction bus which cost $35 amazing has about 7 stops make sure you give yourself some time to spend in the Rhododendron gardens
We did our own tour of Burnie we took a hop on and hop off bus which is called the Burnie attraction bus which cost $35 amazing has about 7 stops make sure you give yourself some time to spend in the Rhododendron gardens Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Burnie is an ok town to go to. With a few interesting places such as, museum, shopping area and sites around. The courtesy bus was good from the Port as you weren't allowed to walk in the dock area. It is only a small town though, so ... Read More
Burnie is an ok town to go to. With a few interesting places such as, museum, shopping area and sites around. The courtesy bus was good from the Port as you weren't allowed to walk in the dock area. It is only a small town though, so if you haven't booked excursion you may find you can see a lot of it in a couple of hours. We wanted to see the penguin observation area, but this wasn't open during the day so that was disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Took shuttle round the town. Walked the boardwalk. Another little town where the locals are fully immersed in helping tourists. Went to the Hellyer Rd whisky distillery. Can highly recommend the cafe, fabulous food. Also the Whisky ... Read More
Took shuttle round the town. Walked the boardwalk. Another little town where the locals are fully immersed in helping tourists. Went to the Hellyer Rd whisky distillery. Can highly recommend the cafe, fabulous food. Also the Whisky Walk tour is great. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Working port requires free shuttle bus into town and return. Very long lines waiting for bus from ship. Very friendly town with huge volunteer group. Penguins can be seen in their burrows from the boardwalk.
Working port requires free shuttle bus into town and return. Very long lines waiting for bus from ship. Very friendly town with huge volunteer group. Penguins can be seen in their burrows from the boardwalk. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
The port is an industrial area with a sawmill. We couldn't see the town for the mountain of wood chips and mill. We arrived on a Sunday and bus service from the port was limited.
The port is an industrial area with a sawmill. We couldn't see the town for the mountain of wood chips and mill. We arrived on a Sunday and bus service from the port was limited. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Burnie had a complimentary shuttle to take the passengers into the small town. Friendly locals & very walkable. Got to try the "scallop" pie at Banjo's Bakery Cafe. Free wifi at the city hall.
Burnie had a complimentary shuttle to take the passengers into the small town. Friendly locals & very walkable. Got to try the "scallop" pie at Banjo's Bakery Cafe. Free wifi at the city hall. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
A visit to the tourist centre is a must and try the beautifully fresh Tasmanian Scallops at one of the fish and chip shops in town.
A visit to the tourist centre is a must and try the beautifully fresh Tasmanian Scallops at one of the fish and chip shops in town. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018

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