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Octopus Fountain at the Surf Club
Burnie
North West Region
Surf Club restaurant
Burnie
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Pond at Burnie Park
Burnie
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Historic "Club Hotel"
Burnie
North West Region
Historic police station
Burnie
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Modern beach apartments
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Federation era office
Burnie
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Modern office building
Burnie
North West Region
Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens
Burnie
North West Region

BURNIE & Emu Valley & Guide Falls

BURNIE is an attractive, port city in north western Tasmania. It is the fourth largest city in Tasmania and has much accommodation and facilities, including an airport. The town of Wynyard is just west of Burnie. The attractions include many Victorian and Art Deco buildings, parks, a foreshore with penguin viewing, plus a museum and the famous Makers Workshop. Just south of Burnie are the rhododendron gardens and the lovely Guide Falls. Fortunately too, all of these attractions are easy to access.

Burnie is also within an hour of many places of interest. From Burnie you are within 30 minutes of DEVONPORT, EMU VALLEY GARDENS, LATROBE, GUIDE FALLS, GUNNS PLAINS CAVE, Mt ROLAND, PENGUIN, ROCKY CAPE, ULVERSTONE and SHEFFIELD.

You are within one hour of LEVEN CANYON, SMITHTON, STANLEY, SHEFFIELD, WARATAH and the TARKINE DRIVE.

From Wynyard Airport you can fly to KING ISLAND.

Nearby places are described in the TARKINE REGION, WYNYARD, ROCKY CAPE, DEVONPORT, ULVERSTONE, Mt ROLAND and LATROBE pages.


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FACILITIES: Burnie has the fourth largest shopping precinct in Tasmania. There is much accommodation in BURNIE and some accommodation in WYNYARD.

TOURIST information is located at 2 Bass Highway, Burnie. The telephone number is (03) 6430 5831 or the internet contact is www.discoverburnie.net or www.burnie.net More tourist information can be gleaned from the following sources:

SIGHTS: Burnie is Tasmania's fourth largest city and it is the commercial hub of the North West. Burnie is both a great place to stay and a great place from which to visit many other attractions. I have listed these attractions below.

The photo above shows Burnie from the ROUND HILL Lookout, which is to the South of Burnie. On the left horizon is TABLE CAPE and WYNYARD. The photo shows that Burnie is a port nestled around a hill.

In recent times Burnie reinvented itself from being an industrial town into an attractive tourist town, so there is much to see in Burnie itself. These attractions and their locations are discussed below.

A stroll through the Burnie CBD reveals many Victorian and Art Deco buildings, which house many boutique shops and restaurants. The areas to note are shown in the map below. Note that some attractions are located outside the viewing area, so that you will have to use the Google larger view to appreciate these.


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  • BURNIE
  • FORESHORE
  • EMU VALLEY
  • GUIDE FALLS

 

Tasmania, Burnie

1/ Burnie is on the coast of north west Tasmania. This photo shows the view from the Mount Street lookout. You can see that Burnie was founded as a port. A large ocean liner was docked in the port that day.

Tasmania, Burnie lookout

2/ This is the view to the east of the Burnie CBD and port precinct.

mansion in Burnie

3/ This pretty Victorian era mansion in Wilson Street is now used by the police. The Burnie police headquarters are to the left and the council house is to the right.

modern council house in Burnie

4/ The Council House was built in a attractive, modern style with clean lines and spacious windows.

old building in Burnie

5/ Burnie still has many Federation era buildings like this former bank building.

Wilson Street in Burnie

6/ Wilson Street is in the heart of the CBD. It looks down to the foreshore and is dominated by modern buildings. It has been stylishly decorated. On a stormy day you can see an unusual illusion. The crashing waves of the sea below, seem to come up the street.

Club Hotel in Burnie

7/ This is the Club Hotel in Wilmot Street. It is a great example of the Federation era style of hotel.

old building in Burnie

8/ St Lukes is an attractive example of the Federation era style of office building.

Baptist church in Burnie

9/ The Baptist Church in Mount Street is an attractive example of a Federation style church.

Greens Hotel in Burnie

10/ Greens Hotel on Marine Terrace is a good example of the Victorian era style of hotel.

ships in Burnie harbour

11/ In the port of Burnie you can see ships being loaded with wood chips and containers.

old building in Burnie

12/ In Marine Terrace is also this great example of a Federation style office building. The grey building to the right is an example of the Art Deco style of small office.

Star of the Sea in Burnie

13/ As you approach the Burnie CBD you pass the attractive Star of the Sea Catholic church and school. It is a great example of the Federation style of school building.

entrance to Star of the Sea in Burnie

14/ This is the attractive entrance to the Star of the Sea church and school.

school at Star of the Sea in Burnie

15/ This is a closer view of the Star of the Sea school building.

Art Deco building in Burnie

16/ Burnie also has some great examples of Art Deco buildings. This is a government office in Spring Street. It shows the clean lines of Art Deco.

Art Deco building in Burnie

17/ This view shows the entrance of this Art Deco building. Note how the lines and windows are in perfect balance.

Modern building in Burnie

18/ Burnie also has some great examples of modern buildings like Reece House in Mount Street.

church in Burnie

19/ This is the attractive Anglican Church in Mount Street. It is in the Federation style, but note how the modern office building to the right has had to blend in colour with it. Just beyond this area is the Burnie Historic Village, which I have yet to visit.

house of  Burnie

20/ Burnie has some great hill suburbs that have spectacular views of the sea.

Burnie Park

20/ This is Burnie Park. It has many play machines for children and a lovely pond.

Pond at Burnie Park

22/ This is the lovely pond at Burnie Park. It is the residence of a happy group of ducks. Just beyond this view is the old Burnie Inn.

old Burnie at  Burnie Park

23/ This is the old Burnie Inn. It dates back to 1845 and is the oldest inn in Burnie. Note how it still has its shingle roof.

Tasmania, Burnie

24/ This photo shows the Tiers Mountains, which are just to the south of Burnie.

Tasmania, Burnie courntryside

25/ From the lookout you can see the rich, green dairy lands near Burnie.

Tasmania, Burnie courntryside

26/ This telephoto shot shows a dairy farm near Burnie.

Tasmania, Burnie courntryside

27/ This photo looks across the above dairy farm to the Tiers Mountains to the south of Burnie.

 

Tasmania, Burnie

1/ This view shows the Burnie foreshore on a stormy day. The view is looking towards the east and the harbour. Burnie has some first class beaches.

Condominium at Burnie

2/ This is the Bay Renaissance building an up market condominium on North Terrace. It has spectacular views of the Burnie Beach and the sea beyond. There is a very interesting geological rock strata just to the left of this complex.

Beach Hotel at Burnie

3/ The Beach Hotel is adjacent to the beach. To the left is the Bay Renaissance complex.

Surf Club at Burnie

4/ This is the modern Surf Club building. It dominates Burnie Beach and contains a large restaurant, toilets and change rooms. There is now a lovely fountain in front of it.

Surf Club at Burnie

5/ This is the octopus fountain in front of the Surf Club. Beyond are the sands of Burnie Beach.

Surf Club at Burnie

6/ This is another view of the lovely octopus fountain at the Surf Club.

Beach at Burnie

7/ This view looks east across Burnie Beach towards the port.

Beach at Burnie

8/ Burnie Beach is a popular swimming venue. The children playing would be locals, who like swimming in 20 degree temperatures.

Beach at Burnie

9/ This view looks west across Burnie Beach. The board walk leads to the distant Makers of Burnie workshop. Near this is a penguin viewing point.

Tasmania Burnie

10/ A boardwalk leads all the way to the beach.

Tasmania, Burnie

11/ Penguin viewing hides are located at the western end of the beach at Burnie. From inside them you can get good views of the penguins at dusk.

 

Tasmania, Burnie Emu Valley Rhododengron Gardens

1/ The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden is located south of Burnie in north west Tasmania. It is a magical world of color in the spring and autumn. This photo shows the view from the lake looking back towards the lodge.

Tasmania, Burnie Emu Valley Rhododengron Gardens

2/ This photo is looking across the lake of the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden to the Japanese Garden.

Tasmania, Burnie Emu Valley Rhododengron Gardens

3/ This image shows another view of the bridge into the Japanese Garden.

Tasmania, Burnie Emu Valley Rhododengron Gardens

4/ This is a beautiful view of the rotunda in spring that you see in the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden near Burnie.

Tasmania, Burnie Emu Valley Rhododengron Gardens

5/ This is another view showing the extreme range of shapes and colors that are exhibited by the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden.

Tasmania, Burnie Emu Valley Rhododengron Gardens

6/ This photo shows the brilliant colors of autumn seen in the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden near Burnie.

Tasmania, Burnie Emu Valley Rhododengron Gardens

7/ This photo shows a glade of textures and colors set out by poles. It is spectacular addition to the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden near Burnie.

Tasmania, Burnie Emu Valley Rhododengron Gardens

8/ The photo shows the bridge and rotunda in the lovely colors of spring. Spring is the best time to visit the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden.

Tasmania, Burnie Emu Valley Rhododengron Gardens

9/ This photo shows the lake in the Japanese Garden in the beautiful colors of spring.

Tasmania, Burnie Emu Valley Rhododengron Gardens

10/ The tea house shows the classic, ancient Japanese style of ornamentation and colors. It was built with the assistance of Japanese artists and gardeners. It shows the great variety of artistic shapes and colors achieved by the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden near Burnie.

Tasmania, Burnie Emu Valley Rhododengron Gardens

11/ This photo shows a classic spring view of Japanese, cherry blossoms over the Japanese tea house in the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden.

Tasmania, Burnie Emu Valley Rhododengron Gardens

12/ This photo shows cherry blossoms blooming in the Japanese Garden.

Tasmania, Burnie Emu Valley Rhododengron Gardens

13/ This shows the great profusion of shapes and colors seen in the Japanese Garden.

 

Tasmania, Guide Falls

1/ The Guide Falls are south of Burnie in north western Tasmania. To reach the falls from the car park, you just follow a path adjacent to the creek up to Guide Falls.

Tasmania, Guide Falls

2/ The flow of the creek steadily grows, as you approach Guide Falls.

Tasmania, Guide Falls

3/ You can gauge the height of the Guide Falls from this photo, as the people seen are very close to it.

Tasmania, Guide Falls

4/ This is another view of Guide Falls.

Tasmania, Guide Falls

5/ Guide Falls has two drops. Down from the main Falls is this smaller drop.

 

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