10 Things to Do in Burnie That You Shouldn't Miss

December 26, 2017 Russell Mellin

Discover the best top things to do in Burnie, Australia including Play A Round in Tassie Day Tours, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, Guide Falls Reserve, Penguin Observation Centre, Fernglade Reserve, Makers Workshop, Hellyers Road Distillery, Australian Wild Harvest, Burnie Regional Museum, Burnie Park.
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1. Play A Round in Tassie Day Tours

55 Algona Ave, Burnie, Tasmania 7320, Australia
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Play A Round in Tassie Day Tours

Day Trips and Cruise Ship Day Tours around Burnie and along the North West Coast of Tasmania. Enjoy the experience of our "special corner of the world" whilst being chauffeur driven in luxury transport. Let Robyn be your guide or design your own itinerary. Tours that are flexible to suit your requirements. Spend a day on the Play A Round in Tassie Foodie Trail, where you will taste and sample cheese, chocolate, cherries, raspberries, honey, salmon, ginseng, nougat, fudge, cider, wine and olives. A fabulous day where you will travel through the picturesque rural areas of the North West Coast. Visit a wildlife park where you can hand feed kangaroos, check out our gnarly Tasmanian devils and many other Aussie animals, close by visit majestic caves with glow worms. You will not leave our shores disappointed having created wonderful memories. A$175.00 per person

Reviewed By Kerry1358 - Greater Sydney, Australia

My husband and I visited Burnie on the Norwegian Jewel in mid December and booked a day trip with Robyn after Reading her Trip Advisor reviews.
We weren’t disappointed! Robyn is a friendly and welcoming lady and made our day in Burnie and surrounds well worth it.
From Waterfalls, Lookouts, beautiful scenery and the history of the area to culinary delights such as chocolate, cherries, ice cream, whisky tastings and an amazing Tasmanian scallop pie for lunch - we couldn’t have asked for a better day!
We highly recommend you take a tour with Robyn - she will tailor it to your needs with a smile on her face and a welcoming hug!
Thank you Robyn - we hope to meet you again when we visit Tassie for a longer holiday.

2. Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

Cascade Rd, Burnie, Tasmania 7320, Australia +61 3 6433 1805
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

Reviewed By JOHN G - Asheville, North Carolina

This is a place that you don't want to miss. Reasonably priced entry fee and thousands of plants to see. The Japanese Gardens and gazebos are amazing. Volunteers are friendly and happy to explain anything you want.

3. Guide Falls Reserve

15 Km of Burnie, Burnie, Tasmania 7321, Australia
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Guide Falls Reserve

Reviewed By Tony W - Sydney

This easily accessible waterfall can be viewed from the car park. There is a short path to a viewing platform which allows you to see the falls from slightly above. Just beyond the platform is a staircase with 62 steps that leads you to the bottom of the falls. If you can do this walk then do so, it is well worth it. Not only do you get closer to the falls but you get to view the very unusual rock formations. This is a great little waterfall and is well worth the effort to visit, we actually went twice.

4. Penguin Observation Centre

Bass Highway, burnie, TAS, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia +61 437 436 803
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

Penguin Observation Centre

Reviewed By Sue N - Brisbane, Australia

This volunteer run attraction is awesome. We were lucky enough to be there in December when the chick feeding season is happening. The volunteer guides are very patient and informative. We were so mesmerized and amazed we went back a 2nd night, but not until around 9pm because there's not much happening until then. Well worth rugging up and being patient. Please ensure you donate a gold coin to this wonderful volunteer organisation.

5. Fernglade Reserve

Fernglade Road, Burnie, Tasmania 7320, Australia +61 407 585 931
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

Fernglade Reserve

Reviewed By AlbanyRick - Albany, Australia

This is just a couple of km from the center of Bernie, and we decided to do a walk along the river since it is a well known spot for sighting platypuses. Unfortunately we didn't see any (perhaps it was too warm), but there were lots of information signs about them along the walking trail, and even a couple of viewing platforms, so they must be seen quite often here. We walked upstream about a kilometer or so (grabbing a couple of geocaches along the way) along a lovely riverside trail. It was very picturesque and the epitome of tranquility, with lots of ferns and greenery as well, so even though we didn't sight a platypus, it was still a very nice walk. There are lots of picnic tables located in various places, and also a couple of sets of public toilets here.

6. Makers Workshop

2 Bass Highway, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia +61 3 6430 5831
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Makers Workshop

Reviewed By Kerri H

A great way to support local artists but definitely aimed at the tourist market. The art and paper sculptures are worth the visit. The volunteers are amazing and extremely helpful!

7. Hellyers Road Distillery

153 Old Surry Road, Burnie, Tasmania 7320, Australia +61 3 6433 0439
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4.5 based on 102 reviews

Hellyers Road Distillery

Reviewed By majortom961 - Wagga Wagga, Australia

Although I'm a lover of whiskys my wife isn't, so she was a bit unsure about our visit. She needn't have worried, the view from the cafe was well worth the short trip from Burnie and the food was great (I had the pumpkin fritters...MoreDear Major Tom, We at Ground Control, Hellyers Road, thank you for your feedback! It is much appreciated.

8. Australian Wild Harvest

Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
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Australian Wild Harvest

Gourmet Food Tours of North-West Tasmania. We offer a small group unique "paddock to plate" experience visiting producers and culminating in lunch featuring some foods from places visited. Four different tours to choose from all showcasing different culinary delights from Tassie. Our culinary food tours not only take in some visits direct to the farm but also wine tours of the local vineyards. Also cater to cruise ship passengers coming into Burnie, either food and wine tour or Stanley or Cradle Mountain. Will design a route to suit.

Reviewed By Mbb82 - Montreal, Canada

We had one day in Burnie, arriving on a cruiseship. We wanted a tour combining siteseeing, wineyards and good food. Cherie met and excedeed our expectations. Her selection of the wineries, restaurant and visit was perfect. We met interesting producers, proud of their cheeses, wines and more. Cherie is a great hostess and guide. We wish we had more than a day in this beautiful part of Tasmania.

9. Burnie Regional Museum

Little Alexander Street, Burnie, Tasmania 7320, Australia +61 3 6430 5746
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Burnie Regional Museum

Federation Street: Wander the charming Street and see how ordinary people lived more than 110 years ago. Discover the lifestyles and aspirations of our forebears through rooms that are alive with personal treasures, memorabilia and tools of the trade. Early Burnie: Explore Burnie’s beginnings as a privately owned Enterprise and follow its progress through the 19th century. Learn about early exploration and the exploits of the Van Diemen’s Land Company; life in the region for early settlers; and the events which led to Burnie’s first economic boom at the turn of the 20th century. Temporary Exhibitions: Exciting and creative Exhibitions to both delight and inspire. Learn about local stories and celebrate the region’s diverse and unique history.

Reviewed By sharon l - The Entrance, Australia

Dropped into this museum expecting to see the usual small town collections - this museum had been set up as a street scape of early 1800 businesses - whilst strolling from shop window to the next the audio and visual effects highlight each shops collections - lighting and effects take you back to that era - well worth the small entrance fee - very good shop on site selling books etc about the early tassie times - the experience was great thanks to the lovely knowledgable gentleman at the door highly recommend taking an hour to look through - great for kids

10. Burnie Park

27 W Park Grove, Burnie, Tasmania 7320, Australia
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Burnie Park

Reviewed By sianjani - Burnie, Australia

Burnie Park has many outstanding features that make it ideal for family outings.
A big expanse of lawns and rose garden attract visitors year round.
A lovely BBQ area, off street parking and more, Burnie Park is a must see...with it's own waterfall and walk...a real gem!

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