What's on in Burnie, Victoria

Visitors face the challenge of deciding what to do now as there are so many things to choose from both in Burnie itself and in the surrounding towns of Wynyard, Somerset, Penguin and Heybridge. At the Lactos Cheese factory you can taste some of Australia’s finest Camembert cheese and local cool climate wines. The Creative Paper Mill is very popular where you can see displays of how paper is made and various displays including life-size paper sculptures. Burnie Park offers an assortment of gardens, parks, heritage buildings, hiking trails and cycling paths. A short drive away is the renowned Fernglade Platypus Sanctuary, were you can see platypus in the wild. Cradle Mountain is just two-hours drive away and offers walks to Cradle Mountain and Crater Lake, cross-country alpine skiing in winter, swimming in the lakes in summer, bushwalking, rock climbing and abseiling. The city of Burnie, lying on the banks of Emu Bay overlooking Bass Strait is the 4th largest city in Tasmania and is a major tourist and industrial centre servicing the local region and has excellent tourist facilities. Burnie is located about 140 km north-west of Launceston and about 27 km west of Devonport and there regional centres offer added entertainment options. There is magnificent scenery including beautiful Guide Falls. Burnie has a spectacular rocky coastline and a patrolled surfing beach. The Pioneer Village Museum and Art Gallery are good places to discover the heritage and culture of Burnie. There is a wide range of beachfront accommodation in Burnie and the surrounding coastal towns, including hotels, motels, houses and apartments. Local attractions and events include: # The Creative Paper Mill # The Burnie Ten # The Fernglade Platypus Sanctuary and Guide Falls # Cradle Mountain # Burnie Regional Art Gallery # Lactos Cheese Factory # Pioneer Village Museum. There are a number of pubs and clubs in Burnie with the Sirocco`s Bar and Night Club being the main late night venue. Restaurants include Steak House, Rialto Gallery Restaurant, Muddled, Cafe Europa, Gianni`s Restaurant and Wine Bar, The Beach Hotel, Raindrops Steak and Seafood Restaurant, Fish Frenzy, Weller`s Seafood Restaurant.

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