Cruise Day 4: Burnie, Tasmania

Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. The paper mill was the city’s main industry & employer. When the mill closed 2010, the city shifted its focus on tourism.

There is not a lot to do in Burnie, but it’s a very friendly and welcoming town. There are dozens of local volunteers out and about doing their best to kept you informed and entertained.

We took the shuttle out of the port and explored the city. Though the city would be an easy walk from the ship, security is tight and the only way to get in to or out of the port is by shuttle

Being a Sunday and Australia Day to boot, a lot of shops were closed. We visited the Regional Museum, tried to see a paper making demonstration at the information centre, but missed the last tour.  

PS: We will be at sea for the next three days, so we wont be posting for a while.