BURNIE

Burnie is encounted when traveling between Launceston and either Cradle Mountain or Smithton. Burnie prides itself on being a manufacturing town. There was a time not that long back that the city was the pollution capitol of Tasmania. Heritage factors do not seem to feature greatly in Burnie.

The town was renamed for William Burnie—a director of a shipping company in the early 1840s. There is a Heritage Museum in the city, but no signs to direct the visitor, so unsighted to enable absorption of the early years.

Today Burnie is still a port town on the north-west coast, originally settled in 1827 as Emu Bay. Key Industries: Heavy machinery manufacturing; forestry; farming. The Burnie port is the fifth largest container port in Australia.  The Burnie Port is Tasmania's largest general cargo port and Australia's fifth largest container port

Other amenities include multi-function "Burnie Arts and Function Centre" (formerly known as the Civic Centre), post office, police station, Supreme Court, public and private hospital, as well as numerous sporting and social organizations.  There is the Penguin attraction

This quite magnificent Catholic Church, United and Anglican Churches are all century plus and are central. There are other churches doted around the city.

There is a small number of old and classic pubs that have survived.

The Burnie War Memorial is located on the western fringe of the town. This is a nice acknowledgement.

Burnie boast itself as a manufacturing centre, and there is no doubt there plenty of commercial action.

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course