Top things to do in Burnie

Top Choice Cafe in Burnie

The Chapel

This hipsterish cafe is housed in a handsome decommissioned chapel and the quality of the food certainly matches the surrounds. The best cafe in Burnie (and probably the best on the north coast), it serves excellent…
Top Choice Museum in Burnie

Burnie Regional Museum

The centrepiece of this absorbing museum is the lovingly crafted Federation St, a re-creation of a 1900 Burnie streetscape, including blacksmith's forge and farrier's shop, wash house, general store, post and telegr…
Museum in Burnie

Makers' Workshop

Part museum, part arts centre, this dramatic structure dominating the western end of Burnie’s main beach is a good place to get acquainted with the city’s creative heart. The life-size paper people in odd corners of…
Distillery in Burnie

Hellyers Road Distillery

Take a stroll through the angel’s share at Australia's largest distillery; the tour is also the only way to get a tasting of Hellyers' cask-strength whisky. Tours depart at 10.30am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3pm daily. There…
Modern Australian in Burnie


An upmarket establishment right on the beach, Bayviews serves a limited menu of dishes featuring produce including local free-range pork, the region’s amazing grass-fed beef and terrific seafood. You can also order …
Seafood in Burnie

Fish Frenzy

This modern, bustling fish and chippery breadcrumbs its super-fresh fish or douses it in a beer or tempura batter before frying, ensuring that its creations are a cut above the competition. It also serves oysters an…
Cafe in Burnie

Food + Brew

Worthy of an honourable mention in the list of best cafes on the north coast, this cafe down near the old train station specialises in tasty meals made with fresh local produce and well-made coffee. There's also a g…
Nature Reserve in Burnie

Fern Glade

Fern Glade is renowned as a top spot for platypus spotting at dawn and dusk. It’s east of the city centre: turn off the Bass Hwy on to Old Surrey Rd (C112) then take Fern Glade Rd to the left (east).
Gardens in Burnie

Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

There are over 22,000 rhododendrons in this serene garden 8km south of Burnie, all of which flower in riotous colour in spring. There are also walking tracks, lakes with waterfalls and bridges and a tearoom. To get …
Farm in Burnie

Guide Falls Farm

Next to Guide Falls is this slightly scruffy farm with pigs, sheep, an alpaca, a deer, goats, peacocks and an emu. Young children will love the baby animal nursery and enjoy feeding the chicken and ducks (bring your…