VISITOR COMMENTS

This page has comments from visitors to Burnie and its surrounds. Each year many cruise ships come to Burnie and we try to satisfy the passengers' many varied wishes when they step ashore. Other visitors, of course, come from the mainland of Australia and elsewhere under "their own steam" and we try to do our best for them too.

Comments from Visitors to Burnie
Visitor Comment
Barry and Ann France, Queensland

Earlier in 2010, my wife and I went on a cruise to Port Arthur, Hobart, Wine Glass Bay, Burnie, Melbourne, Sydney and back to Brisbane. We are seasoned World Travellers and have also been on previous cruises, however, I write to let your good City of Burnie know what a wonderful experience it is to visit Burnie by ship.

On arrival we noticed a welcoming committee; we had not been welcomed on this or on other cruises. We were more than pleasantly surprised to be met by your Mayor and a band of volunteers of the City who became our tour guides on the buses. What a wonderful reception and what a great privilege to have everyday people who are passionate about their City to be our guides. They did a wonderful job of explaining all of the points of interest, answer questions and add their own experiences. When we arrived back at our ship, the Mayor was there to say goodbye and wish us well but even more surprising was the Local Pipe Band who piped us onto the walkway and continued playing until we left the port. During the next few days many of the passengers commented on the hospitality of the proud citizens and Mayor and of the wonderful day we spent in Burnie.

We wish to congratulate your citizens and thank them publicly for the hospitality and wonderful welcome and farewell.

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Joyce and Derek Peel, England

We visited Tasmania on our Grand Voyage on P&O "Aurora" (January - April 2010). We engaged Robyn from “Play A-Round in Tassie Tours”. We very much enjoyed seeing the northern part of Tasmania, and cannot tell you how much it was enhanced by the enthusiasm of Robyn for her country.

She showed us many sights and even took us to her home to see if we could see any wildlife there!

Our visit to Tasmania has many fond memories and found it a beautiful country of contrasts - beach and countryside.

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John and Sonja Comerford, Queensland

We visited Burnie on Friday, 18th March, sailing in on the MSS “Albatros”. We took the shuttle bus from the ship to the Visitors’ Centre, where we found the staff most courteous and helpful. The Centre itself has many displays which depict some of the early history of the area, and I found these most interesting. All the displays and machinery have been professionally constructed, and are a credit to the organisers.

The staff are all most courteous and helpful and very willing to assist. We were therefore able to arrange a tour by private car along the northern coastal area of Tasmania as far as Stanley and return, which we enjoyed very much.

We were sorry to learn since we returned home that the Paper Mill in Burnie has closed.

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Janine Piper, New South Wales

I am writing this email after my recent visit to Burnie aboard the Pacific Sun in early March 2010. This was my first visit to Tasmania and as a result of the wonderful time my friends and I had during our visit to Burnie I believe I will plan another visit to Tasmania with my family!

The friendliness and organisation of the volunteers who transported us to the Visitor Information Center was impressive and made it very easy for us to organise our fantastic tour with Robyn from “Play A-Round in Tassie Tours”. We believe our time with Robyn was well worth the money, we visited many of the beautiful areas surrounding Burnie … We also were particularly impressed with the people playing bagpipes as we reboarded the ship; all in all it was a wonderful visit.

Thank you to everyone for your friendliness and hospitality!

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Joe Prendergast, Northern Territory Wonderful town, so much to see and so little time. Why didn't I plan better? Next time, I will not cut my stay in Burnie short! Green grass - where I'm from that's a novelty.

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