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Guide Falls, Burnie

Burnie

The perfect gateway to the rugged north west where the Bass Strait separates Tasmania from mainland Australia. This vibrant and creative port city makes a perfect stopover, or use it as your base to explore the path less travelled.

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Places to stay

Across the north west Coast of Tasmania you have a range of accommodation options — from cabins, cottages and hotels to luxurious resorts.

Cradle Mountain is an easy drive from Burnie, and home to Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. Immerse yourself in the surroundings for the ultimate nature experience, or embark on one of the many walking trailsOpens in a new tab or window If it's a quiet coastal holiday you’re after, the idyllic Boat Harbour with its beautiful beach is a great base if you have a car — or stay in a self-contained apartment or an Airbnb.

The quaint, historic town of Stanley, established in the early 1800’s, will take you by surprise, like walking through living history. With pure air and excellent views across the Bass Strait, this town provides a range of accommodation options from cabins, apartments, hotels, luxury Airbnbs and holiday homes for a relaxing seaside getaway.

Things to do

Visit the Penguin Observation Centre where every evening around dusk from September to March volunteers offer free talks while you watch fairy penguins waddle up the beach back to their igloo-like nests.

For an easy drive, just north of Burnie is Boat HarbourOpens in a new tab or window — a small sleepy seaside village with an unspoilt white sand beach and rocky headlands on either side. This is a great spot to explore the rock pools or to take in the views across the Bass Strait and destress from city life. Just half an hour further north is the picturesque coastal towns of StanleyOpens in a new tab or window, home to the remains of an ancient volcanic plug, the Nut. Ride the chairlift to the top of the Nut and take in the 360 degree views over the Bass Strait, or if you like an athletic challenge, take the steep hike which is about a 20-minute walk.

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Where to go

Burnie is surrounded by natural beauty and picturesque gardens. A short drive away you can enjoy the tranquility and natural wildlife of Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens maintained by dedicated volunteers to preserve the Rhododendron species. Further up the road is picturesque Guide Falls where you will discover the peaceful sounds of tiered, cascading waterfalls, within a leisurely walk. Stop by Guide Falls Farm, a working farm and home to Grazing's restaurant where you can feast on the delicious seasonal menu while learning what paddock to plate dining really means.

Taste some of Tasmania’s finest produce whilst exploring this region on the Tasting Trail, a must for passionate foodies. Whether you’re into sweet treats, fresh produce, fine wines, or other delicious delights this self-guided epicurean adventure will take you to award-winning cellar doors, farm stalls and food festivals.

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Disclaimer: ^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 value unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through qantas.com/hotels, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable).  

Disclaimer: ~ Qantas activities are provided by Viator. Conditions apply.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer:  Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times.

Disclaimer: + The number of destinations is correct as at 25 January 2024 but is subject to change.

Disclaimer: # You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions