BURNIE, WYNYARD & DISTRICT
BURNIE AND THE MID NORTH WEST
Burnie is a busy seaport at the centre of a touring area they call the Central Coast. With Ulverstone and
Devonport to the east and Wynyard to the west, it occupies an important central area to a large population
which use the shopping centre and facilities of the town.
Nearby Cooee and Somerset, just west, are now practically outer suburbs of Burnie and within a few years will
become part of it.
It is also an important touring area for the north coast with roads leading to the Cradle Mountain and the West Coast,
and further west to Smithton and Stanley.
Wynyard is a fishing town west of Burnie and has a busy shopping centre and most of the needs of a small community.
There is a lookout from the hill behind the Information centre and the airport services King Island to the north-west
and traffic to and from Burnie.
Take the Table Cape road from Wynyard and visit the lighthouse and tulip farm. The lighthouse area provides great
coastal views and, when the tulips are in bloom, this is one of the most colourful and impresssive sights in Tasmania.
A little further west is Boat Harbour and the turn-off to Boat Harbour Beach. Surely one of the most attractive
seaside towns in the country.
South of Burnie towards Waratah, are the Guide Falls and a little further along this road which turns off just south
of Ridgley, is an alpaca farm. Both are well worth visiting.
If you want to travel a bit further south, Waratah is well worth seeing and you can return via the A10 to Somerset.
There is plenty of accommodation in Burnie, Wynyard and Boat Harbour Beach from caravan parks and motels to hotels and
B&Bs. A list will be found under accommodation on the menu opposite or you can select accommodation from the menu
opposite and use the search facility.
Things to do.
Don't miss a picnic at the Fern Glade just east of the town centre. Among the most popular things to do is a visit
to the Cheese tasting at the Visitor Centre and the Hellyers Road Whisky distillery.
Creative Paper Tasmania, now 'Makers Workshop' has a display and workshop in the Visitor Centre and you can see some
wonderful paper sculptures and immerse yourself in paper making.
Visit the Pioneer Village Museum, recreation for people of all ages in Burnie Park, Burnie Art Gallery, entertainment and displays
in the Civic Centre complex, visits to the Burnie Round Hill lookout and, farther afield, to Fern Glade (3km), Guide Falls
(17km), Hellyer Gorge (46km).