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Burnie, Australia

Main port city of Tasmania; a place surrounded by nature and home to blue penguins and platypuses

Typical food

Dishes you can't miss

Australian Meat Pie,Burnie, Australia

Australian Meat Pie Pie stuffed with lamb and spices.

Chiko Roll,Burnie, Australia

Chiko Roll Rolls stuffed with meat and vegetables.

Pie Floater,Burnie, Australia

Pie Floater Meat pie on pea soup.

Lamington,Burnie, Australia

Lamington Sponge cake with icing chocolate and grated coconut.

Typical food of Burnie, Australia

Burnie offers a cuisine full of flavors influenced by European and Polynesian cultures.
In Burnie you will find dishes as the "Australian Meat Pie", a small pie originally stuffed with beef mixed with chopped onion, salt, oregano, pepper, and cheddar cheese. It is served hot or cold with ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Another very traditional dish is "Chiko Roll", a fried roll of rice flour stuffed with celery, barley, cabbage, lamb, rice, carrot, and spices. It can be accompanied with fries and ketchup. "Pie Floater" is a pea soup with a meat pie stuffed with lamb and spices on top of it, accompanied by ketchup.

Beer is very popular in Burnie. You can try Victoria Bitter® and Foster's®, among others. There are also excellent wines from different regions of Australia, including Penfolds, Rosemount Estate and Lindeman's.

Brisbane also offers desserts to sweeten the palate, as "Lamington", a sponge cake squares covered with a layer of chocolate icing, sprinkled with grated coconut.

Hellyers Road Distillery is a restaurant where you can find a menu of typical Australian cuisine plus beer and wine of the highest quality. In Burnie you can also try international dishes since it offers a wide variety of restaurants.


Useful Tips

  • It rains constantly in Burnie, so be prepared with an umbrella or rain jacket.
  • Nights in Burnie are cold almost all year long, so we suggest you verify whether your hotel has heating.
  • Remember to bring comfortable shoes to explore all of Burnie's attractions.

The weather in Burnie, Australia

Burnie has a mesothermal climate with temperate summers and cool winters. The average annual temperature is 13 °C (55 °F), while the total rainfall is 953 mm (37.5 in), distributed in frequent rains ranging from moderate to abundant. The driest months are from January to March, and the rainiest are from June to August.

What to bring by season

Spring (October and November): springs in Burnie are usually cool with an average temperature of 13 °C (55 °F), lows from 8 to 10 °C (46 to 50 °F) and highs of 16 to 18 °C (61 to 64 °F). Rainfall is moderate with 68 mm (2.7 in) in November and abundant in October, with 87 mm (3.4 in). The intensity of the UV rays goes from high to very high and the sea temperatures ranges between 13 and 15 °C (55 and 59 °F). You should pack long-sleeved shirts, pants, non-slip shoes, a coat or a jacket, and a scarf. Summer (December to March): summers in Burnie are characterized by having light rains with 43 to 65 mm (1.7 to 2.6 in) of rainfall, accumulated in 11 to 16 days. The average temperature is 16 °C (61 °F), with highs of 19 to 21 °C (66 to 70 °F) and lows of 11 to 13 °C (52 to 55 °F). The intensity of the UV rays goes from high to extremely high, while the sea temperature is mild, recording from 16 to 18 °C (61 to 64 °F). You should wear t-shirts, Bermuda shorts, pants, and comfortable shoes, as well as a swimsuit, sunglasses, flip-flops, and sunscreen. Remember to pack a sweater to wear it at night. Fall (April and May): the average temperature is 13 °C (55 °F), recording highs of 15 to 18 °C (59 to 64 °F) during the day and lows of 8 to 10 °C (46 to 50 °F) at night. May is the rainiest month, accumulating 95 mm (3.7 in) in 20 days, while April only has 75 mm (3 in). The intensity of the UV rays is moderate in April and low in May, while the sea temperature ranges from 16 to 17 °C (61 to 63 °F). You should bring long-sleeved shirts, pants, non-slip shoes, a coat or a jacket, and a scarf. Winter (June to September): these months have the most abundant rains of the year, being July the rainiest with 125 mm (4.9 in). There are highs of 13 to 14 °C (55-57 °F) and lows between 6 and 7 °C (43 and 45 °F), with an overall average of 10 °C (50 °F). The intensity of the UV rays ranges from high to extremely high, while the sea temperature drops to 16 °C (61 °F). You should pack warm clothing, including long-sleeved shirts, pants, non-slip shoes, wool socks, a coat or a jacket, a scarf, flannel pajamas, and a rain jacket.


About Burnie, Australia

Port city on the northern area of the island and state of Tasmania. Founded in 1827 as Emu Bay, the city was later named after William Burnie, director of the Van Diemen's Land Company. Burnie is a relatively small town with the fifth largest commercial port of Austrialia.

In this city you can find the Maker's Workshop, a place where you can learn about the history of Burnie and visit an art gallery as well as a crafts market. Burnie has been a major producer of cheese, paper, and whisky throughout its history. Burnie Regional Museum is quite a fun experience, on Federation Street you can see how the settlers lived in the early 20th century. It also has an area showing the importance of the Australian armed forces during the two major wars of the 20th century.

There are numerous parks in the surroundings, including Guide Falls, located 19 kilometers (11.4 mi) south of the city. Fern Glade Reserve is a recreational area on the banks of the Emu River, where, with a bit of luck, you can see platypuses. The beaches of Burnie on the shores of Bass Strait are very popular, standing out Cooee, South Beach, and West Beach, which is connected to the habitat of penguins on the end of the beach through a promenade.

***The official currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD).