Burnie boasts a range of walking tracks and trails, in both wilderness and urban settings within Council's parks and reserves.
For those who enjoy longer walks or cycling , there is also a broader network for you to enjoy or just to connect with facilities , services and friends.
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 Coastal Pathway is a shared path network currently extending from Cooee Red Rock, around the perimeter of the CBD, and through to the Emu River South Burnie/Wivenhoe.
- View Road Reserve consists of shared unpaved paths and walkways that weave through the Reserve from View Road West Park Grove, through to Thorne street.
- Romaine Reserve features a shared fitness track that winds around the dam following Romaine Creek, starting from either Swanston street or the carpark at Amanda Court Romaine, through to Mount Street/Singline Avenue.
- Fernglade reserve is also connected by a shared path, from Wivenhoe beach along Old Surrey Road and Fernglade road and through the reserve. For those looking for a longer walk the trail continues on past the Fernglade Reserve lookout and up to Rutherfords Road return.
By their nature, shared paths are provide for a range of users; cyclists, pedestrians, runners and the like
Please respect other users and apply the following Etiquette:
- Keep to the left on the path
- Cyclists please lower their speed on busy pathways
- Pedestrians need to be aware of their surroundings and if listening to music, not have it too loud so they can’t hear a cyclist’s bell
- Cyclists to ride in single file on a shared path or footpath
- Pedestrians – keep your dog on a short lead so they don’t stray into a cyclists path
- Cyclists are required by law to have a bell on their bike
- Pedestrians to move into single file to allow for cyclists to get past safely and easily
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.