Burnie is the fourth largest city in Tasmania, Australia, with a population around 20,000. It is located on the North West Coast of Tasmania.

West Beach

Once renowned as a single-industry town with scant concern for the environment, Burnie has undergone a significant transformation into an attractive coastal city with a diverse economy. Burnie retains an industrial deep-water port, but also enjoys the luxury of several attractive north-facing beaches upon which pleasant and functional public spaces have been and are being developed. Up to date information about the city and events can be obtained at Burnie information

Get in

By plane

Regional Express flies to Burnie Airport from Melbourne up to 6 times a day. Burnie Airport is located in the nearby town of Wynyard. Rental cars are available at the airport, as are taxis and a shuttle bus to Burnie.

By car

Burnie is located on the Bass Highway, which is part of the National Highway No 1. The highway is of a high standard with 4 lanes between Burnie and Devonport and varies between 2 and 4 lanes between Devonport, Launceston and Hobart.

Get around

Metro Tasmania operates scheduled bus services in the Burnie area, as well as services to Wynyard, Somerset, Penguin and Ulverstone. Timetables are available from Metrotas website


Tasmanian native hen at the Romaine Reserve, Burnie



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