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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Wonderful town with rich history! Our self-guided, no-cost tour was easy to navigate and included Visitor Information Centre & Makers Workshop (great for artistic souvenirs); beautiful Burnie Park (with majestic waterfall and rose ... Read More
Wonderful town with rich history! Our self-guided, no-cost tour was easy to navigate and included Visitor Information Centre & Makers Workshop (great for artistic souvenirs); beautiful Burnie Park (with majestic waterfall and rose garden); Regional Art Gallery (impressive photographic display) and the Regional Museum (an absolute must-see with authentically recreated 1900 street scene). All topped off with a sensational seafood pizza and glass of wine at Mecca in the wonderful old Burnie Hotel. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 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
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 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
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 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
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
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
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 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
These guys are bending over backwards to welcome you to Bunrie which is trying very hard to position itself as an artisan city. The museum showing the tough beginnings this place began under is particularly good.
These guys are bending over backwards to welcome you to Bunrie which is trying very hard to position itself as an artisan city. The museum showing the tough beginnings this place began under is particularly good. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
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
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 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
3 Helpful Votes
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
2 Helpful Votes
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
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 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
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Nice tidy town and just walked around but in hindsight should have went on one of the tours.
Nice tidy town and just walked around but in hindsight should have went on one of the tours. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 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

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