Burnie is a favourite holiday destination in Tasmania as it is located on Emu Bay. Burnie's main industry is paper and is known to be Australia's largest papermaker, with the mill in the town. Burnie is also a popular seaport and it is located 326km northwest of Hobart.
Burnie's oldest building can be found in this park, it is known as the Burnie Inn and was built in 1847. There is also a creek the runs by the park and plenty of green picnic areas and shady spots here. North Terrace.
This papermaking operation offers tours that cover the whole process of papermaking, and also allows everyone to have a go at making their own paper. East Mill, Old Surry Road, Burnie (03 6430 7717).
Located 2km from the township is this pretty reserve that the Emu River flows through. Visits at dawn or dusk offer the highlight of seeing platypus in their natural habitat.
Located 10km south of Burnie, these falls can be quite spectacular if the rain has been falling, there are also some lovely gardens nearby to visit and stroll through.
Penguin is a small village between Burnie and Ulverston and the place to see penguins at dusk in the summer months.
Pioneer Village Museum
As the name states this is replica of a 1890's pioneer village, with the main street lined with the traditional blacksmith, boot maker and bakery shops. There is also a collection of antique wedding gowns on display here. Wilmot Street (03 6430 5746).
Regional Art Gallery
Located in the Civic Centre Precinct on Wilmot Street, this gallery has a mix of historical and contemporary art works as well as good traveling exhibitions. (03 6431 5918).
Wynard is 15 minutes west of Burnie, Drive to Table Cape and stand on top of what is left of a lava lake at the centre of a large volcano 12 - 13 million years ago.
Wonders of Wynard Exhibition Centre
Australia's largest collection of veteran Ford vehicles. 8 Exhibition Link, Wynard (03 6443 8330).