Walking Tracks and Trails
Burnie boasts a range of walking tracks and trails, in both wilderness and urban settings.
The Cradle Coast Coastal Pathway and the Burnie Coastal Pathway trace along parts of the coast, CBD and beach, and is shared with cyclists.
The Pulp Paper Trail (pictured) makes up part of the Coastal Pathway on the foreshore at South Burnie. Opposite the remains of the historic paper mill is an interpretive walk, The Pulp Paper Trail, designed to honour the men and women who worked at Burnie’s pulp and paper mill between 1937 and 2010.
Coinciding with Burnie's 1930s industrial boom, was the growth of Art Deco architecture in and around the CBD. The Burnie Art Deco trail highlights the sleek designs indicative of the movement, that remain. For more information about the trail go to www.artdecotasmania.com.au
Another lovely urban trail is the Federation Walk. In 1871 tin was found at Waratah (a 50-minute drive south of Burnie) and it became the richest tin mine in the world at that time. It created wealth for the city and the impetus to build Burnie's fine Federation architecture (c.1890 - c. 1915). A self-guided walk interpreting many buildings around Burnie's city centre and close residential area was developed describing significant Federation buildings in domestic and civic architecture.
Oldaker Falls is a small urban waterfall located in the Burnie Park. This beautiful park also has magnificent facilities, amphitheater, playgrounds, gardens and lawns and a lovely walk encircles the park at just under 1km.