Burnie is a vibrant and creative port city in North West Tasmania. It’s the perfect city to immerse yourself in to make the most of the walking tracks, taste Tassie’s excellent food and drink and capture views of the Bass Strait. It’s an ideal base to explore Cradle Mountain, take a drive to Boat Harbour and visit the coastal town of Stanley.View our Bernie travel guide
Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or PayID. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Fares displayed are the lowest available and may not apply on direct flights. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Melbourne to Burnie
Melbourne to Burnie flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Burnie is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
How many flights a day go from Melbourne to Burnie?
On average, there is one flight per day from Melbourne to Burnie.
When to visit
The best time to visit Burnie is in summer (January to March) to make the most of the warm weather activities. There are many festivals to visit, explore outdoor walking tracks and visit the nearby Boat Harbour. Temperatures range between 11°C to 21°C. Wintertime temperatures drop to 3°C and 11°C, making it the perfect time to relax indoors by a log fire. Spring is a popular time to visit to enjoy the blooming gardens, trout in the rivers and visit historic houses.
What is the main airport called?
Burnie Airport (BWT)Opens in a new tab or window. It is a regional airport located about 17 kilometres west from Burnie, Tasmania, Australia.
Arriving in Burnie
After the friendly staff at Bernie Airport greet you on arrival, there are a few easy options to get into the city centre.
Getting into Burnie from Burnie Airport
Burnie's Wynward airport is located 20kms west of the centre of Burnie. Regular taxi services meet every arriving flight, taking approximately 20 minutes to get to the town centre. A Metro public bus service stop is available from the terminal. If you're planning to hire a car, book ahead. Avis and Hertz both have desks in the airport terminal.
Getting around Burnie
If you hire a car, there are many villages, picturesque landscapes and activities to be found within a short drive of Burnie. It's easy to jump on board the Metro bus, catch a taxi, walk one of the many tracks, hire a bike, take a coach or join one of the many tours.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
Experience the Qantas difference
Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey with familiar smiles waiting to welcome you onboard.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.
Food and drinks on every flight
Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.
Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.