A coastal city‚ nestled along the banks of the north west coast‚ Burnie is Tasmania's fourth largest city. A major industrial centre and international deepwater port since the 1930's‚ the port is the largest in Tasmania and the closest to Melbourne.
The Civic Centre is the hub of tourist activity. Attractions include the information centre‚ art gallery and Burnie Pioneer Village‚ a museum that recreates Burnie as it was in the early 1900's. The city’s oldest building‚ Burnie Inn‚ is a single-storey timber building first licensed in 1847 and now restored and relocated in Burnie Park.
Two lookouts offer views of the city and Bass Strait. Probably the best view is from Mount Street lookout‚ south of the city centre. The Round Hill lookout can be visited whilst on a walk that loops around Burnie from a boardwalk along the waterfront‚ and includes the Romaine Track and Fernglade Recreation Reserve on the Emu River.