Meet the makers, indulge in art, food, coastal views, visits to nearby gardens and bush-walks. This vibrant port-side town is a creative hub!

Hellyers Road Distillery


Involve yourself in the maker experience; where handmade paper, cheese and whisky, are some of the products you can sample or even make yourself. Actively promoting itself as a city that makes things, give yourself plenty of time; visiting some of these makers can be an absorbing experience. It is a typical large town/small city; one with a fascinating history of industry and some terrific older style buildings of various architectural styles – well worth the stop if you have time to take a self-guided art deco tour or a visit to its many churches.

A small but commercially vital port, nearby Wynyard airport services regular interstate and island flights.

Burnie Visitor Information Centre/Makers Workshop

2 Bass Highway, Burnie City Council
Tel: (03) 6430 5831
Fax: (03) 6431 3896
Email: makersworkshop@burnie.net
Open: 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week.

How to Get There

Air (Interstate Access)

REGIONAL EXPRESS, Melbourne – Burnie Airport, Wynyard.
Tel: 13 17 13

Air (Intrastate Access)

TASAIR, Hobart – Burnie Airport. Tel: 1800 062 900


REDLINE COACHES, Tel: 1300 360 000

METRO BUSES, Tel: (03) 6233 4232

Road (self drive)

From Devonport take the A1 Bass Highway. From the West Coast take the A10 then B26.

Travelling distances and times to nearby towns

Burnie to: Devonport – 47km (35 min), Stanley – 78km (1 hour), Strahan – 181km (2 hours 15 min), Waratah – 63km (55 min).


Backpackers, caravan parks and cabins, hotels and motels, self-contained apartments and units. Advance bookings recommended all year round.

Motor Homes

Fully self-contained vehicles can stay free overnight, maximum five nights, at Cooee Point, Bass Highway, Cooee. Permits are required and can be obtained from the Makers Workshop. Tel: (03) 6430 5831.

Designated Sullage Point

Cooee Point, Bass Highway, Cooee

Internet Cafe

Online Access Centre, Alexander Street inside LINC (State Library), Burnie. Tel: (03) 6434 6412.

Banks & ATMs

ANZ Bank and ATM, 16 Cattley Street, Burnie.

B & E Branch, 57 Wilson Street, Burnie.

Bendigo Bank and ATM, Cnr Wilson & Cattley Street, Burnie.

Commonwealth Bank and ATM, 53 Wilson Street, Burnie.

My State Financial and ATM, 47 Wilson Street, Burnie.

NAB and ATM, 37 Cattley Street, Burnie.

Westpac Bank and ATM, 93 Wilson Street, Burnie.

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