10 Facts About Burnie


Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia.

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Burnie was the main port for the west coast mines after the opening of the Emu Bay Railway in 1897.

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Former Burnie Theatre closed in 1965 and was replaced with the multi-function "Burnie Arts and Function Centre" .

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Burnie is home to the Cradle Coast campus of the University of Tasmania, and campuses of the Tasmanian Polytechnic and the Tasmanian Academy.

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Burnie Airport is located in the adjacent town of Wynyard, a 20-minute drive from the City of Burnie.

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Burnie Port is Tasmania's largest general cargo port and was once Australia's fifth largest container port.

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Burnie was the terminus of the former Emu Bay Railway company operations.

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Burnie is connected with Devonport via the four lane Bass Highway and a rail link which is used for freight purposes.

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Burnie is connected to the west coast of Tasmania by the Murchison Highway.

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Burnie has access to the ABC, SBS, WIN and Southern Cross television stations as well as all new free to air television stations.

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