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Port of Call - Burnie

A vibrant place to visit, Burnie is idyllic in the summertime with its prime, waterfront position. Overlooking Emu Bay on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Burnie is one of Australia´s largest port cities and is an ideal destination for a day-long port of call.

Bursting with a rich and unique history, Burnie is home to a wealth of charming attractions and activities. Visit Australia´s largest eucalypt tree farm, enjoy fresh fish and chips by the water or pay a visit to the Pioneer Village Museum. Look out for birds and wildlife or take a scenic train ride from the historic Burnie Railway Station.

What to Explore

Devonport and Surrounds

Just 30 minutes outside of Burnie you will find the delightful town of Devonport. On the drive here alone you will discover a gorgeousshoreline that is speckled with quaint seaside villages, rolling green hills and stunning roadside gardens.

A highlight of your visit here will undoubtedly be the beautiful Preston Falls. You won't want to forget your camera for this one.

Cradle Mountain National Park

Experience the true Tasmanian wilderness with a trip to the beautiful Cradle Mountain National Park. Absorb stunning panoramas of untouched scenery and spend a day hiking and exploring pristine rainforest, glacial lakes and pumping waterfalls.


Average Temperatures

  • January: 17°C
  • February: 18°C
  • March: 16°C
  • April: 14°C
  • May: 12°C
  • June: 10°C
  • July: 10°C
  • August: 10°C
  • September: 11°C
  • October: 12°C
  • November: 14°C
  • December: 16°C


Dining Suggestions

Sample some of Tasmania's best seafood and enjoy an a la carte meal at Weller's Seafood Restaurant.

Or if you are after something a little more laid back, check out Bayviews Restaurant and Lounge Bar, where you can enjoy an up-market cafe style environment and some of the state´s best produce.

Bring to Shore

What to bring to shore?

If there is one thing you simply MUST bring along, it's a camera.

Comfortable walking shoes, hat and sunscreen are also essential, along with a warm jacket as it can get a bit chilly.



Your cruise ship will dock at the Port of Burnie which is a 20 minute walk from the city centre of Burnie.

Complimentary shuttle buses are available for transportation into the city centre.


General Information

Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD$)

Language: English

Population: 19,160

Time Zone: AEST (UTC+10)

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4th December 2024
Sydney to Sydney
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7 Nights - Queen Elizabeth
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