Walking Tracks and Trails


Burnie boasts a range of walking tracks and trails, both in urban settings and wilderness within Council's parks and reserves.

For those who enjoy long walks or cycling, there is also a broader network for you to enjoy or just to connect with facilities, services and friends.

The Coastal Pathway sections along parts of the coast, CBD and beach, are shared with cyclists.

Connecting our parks and reserves is an extensive network of walking tracks, trails and footpaths.

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Burnie Park

View Road Reserve



Stoney Creek Reserve

Romaine Reserve



Romaine Reserve

South Burnie



South Burnie

Fernglade Reserve



South Burnie

Burnie Park




Shared Paths and Trails

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

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 this interpretive walk was designed to honour the men and women who worked at Burnie’s pulp and paper mill between 1937 and 2010.

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Urban Architecture Walks

1. Burnie Living History

Strip back the layers of time to reveal the hidden history of the Burnie CBD precinct.

Burnie was established by the Van Diemen’s Land Company in 1827. This walking tour will take you through the Burnie CBD area, to uncover the history hidden behind the modern buildings we see today.



TasLivingHistory is an initiative of Business Northwest, a division of the Burnie Chamber of Commerce.


2. The Burnie Art Deco Trail


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.

Take a wander past some of Burnie’s finest art deco buildings, and some that are a little more obscure.



3. Federation Walk

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 the residential area was developed describing significant Federation buildings in domestic and civic architecture.

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