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Burnie, Australia

Burnie Port


Burnie is Tasmania's 4th largest town and located on the north coast.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships dock adjacent to town at a commercial port. A free shuttle is provided that stops at the vistior information center, the Pioneer Village Museum and the Central Business District (CBD). Cruise ship schedule here http://www.burnie.net/Burnie/Cruise-Ship-Visits

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Money and Tipping

Australia's currency is the Australian dollar (AUD). Bills are plastic with coins for $2 and under. Australia has eliminated the penny and cash transactions are rounded up or down to the nearest nickel. Taxes are inclusive on sticker prices of items and tipping is not common. Money exchange can be done at any bank. When changing money, make sure you get a good rate and don't pay commission. ATM's are readily available. Tipping is not customary in Australia.

Local Transportation

Burnie is very small and can be explored easily on foot.

If you want to go to a bigger town, Devonport is an hour and half away by bus with a transfer at Ulverstone. http://www.merseylink.com.au/


Search hotels in Burnie here


  • See the tourist info website for more details for the attractions listed. http://www.discoverburnie.net/
  • Penguin Observation Center - By the visitor info center. Note that penguins here feed in the ocean during the day and return at dusk to nest so they aren't easily spotted in the daytime.
  • Pioneer Village Museum - now renamed the Burnie Regional Museum.
  • Maker's Workshop - By the vistior info center.

Shopping & Restaurants

The CBD has restaurants and shops. There is a Woolworth's on Wilmot St and both a Coles Supermarket and Kmart at Centro on Mount Street.

Have some fish and chips by the beach at Fish Frenzy or the less swanky Octopus Fish Shop across the street.


The public library has internet terminals but no WiFi. McDonalds at the southern end of the town has free wiFi (slow). The cafe in Maker's Workshop has WiFi for a fee. For crew, there is a Seaman's Center by the port gate.


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