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Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. When founded in 1827, Burnie was named Emu Bay but it was renamed for William Burnie, a director of the Van Diemen's Land Company, in the early 1840s. Burnie was proclaimed a city by Queen Elizabeth ll on April 26th 1988.At the 2011 Australian Census Burnie had an urban population of 19,819, making it the fourth largest city in Tasmania. Burnie together with nearby Wynyard had an estimated urban population of 26,869 at June 2015. Burnie is governed by the City of Burnie local government area.EconomyThe key industries are heavy manufacturing, forestry and farming. The Burnie port along with the forestry industry provides the main source of revenue for the city. Burnie was the main port for the west coast mines after the opening of the Emu Bay Railway in 1897. Most industry in Burnie was based around the railway and the port that served it.After the hand over of the Surrey Hills and Hampshire Hills lots, the agriculture industry was largely replaced by forestry. The influence of forestry had a major role on Burnie's development in the 1900s with the founding of the pulp and paper mill by Associated Pulp and Paper Mills in 1938 and the woodchip terminal in the later part of the century. The Burnie Paper Mill closed in 2010 after failing to secure a buyer.Facilities and educationTasmania's third largest hospital, The North West Regional Hospital is on Brickport Road. It provides both in and outpatient services for general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics and paediatrics.Our Australia itinerary site allows you to plan your trip to Burnie and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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Top Burnie tours
$115 BOOK WITH VIATOR Day Trip from Burnie to Stanley and The Nut with Roundtrip Port Transfer
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
$131 BOOK WITH VIATOR Shore Excursion: Small-Group Cradle Mountain Day Tour From Burnie
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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World heritage site
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
Duration: 2h 30 min
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