The City of Burnie is Tasmania's local government area. It covers Burnie city and the surrounding areas, though it doesn't include Somerset - a town that is usually classed as part of Burnie metropolitan area. Burnie's total area is 618 km2 (239 ml2), with city population around 20,000.
Burnie lies on Emu Bay at the mouth of Emu River on Tasmania's northern coast. The settlement was established in 1829 as Emu Bay Settlement, and in 1866 renamed as a town. Burnie is served by Sydney-Tasmania ferry and is also the commercial centre for northwestern Tasmania. Close by is Cradle Mountain-Lake St.Clair National Park, which incorporates Cradle Mountain with its lava peak rising to 1,545 m (5,069 feet).
The moto of the city is "non nobis solum" (meaning "not for ourselves alone"), and for many years it was on the council seal. However, in 1992 a new logo was created which didn't include the motto. It also didn't include the emu (the unofficial animal emblem of Burnie). The rhododendron is Burnie's floral emblem.
An interesting fact is that Burnie City Council consists of 9 aldermen, who each serve a 4-year term of office.
Burnie cruise terminal
Port Burnie (Australia) is unique with its "greet & meet" volunteer program. The port also issues a newspaper specifically made for cruise ship passengers and crew.
Burnie Port provides free of charge bus shuttle transportation. This dedicated to arriving ships bus line transfers passengers from the cruise terminal to the Visitors Center (Little Alexander Street) or to the city center (Main Street). The port's shuttle bus service is the only way to both exit and enter the ship docking quay.
The Burnie cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Burnie, Tasmania.
If you lose the Burnie location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Burnie cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Burnie, Tasmania. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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11 October, 2017