Getting Around

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There are many ways to get around in pataway / Burnie and the surrounding areas including uber, taxis, car hire and buses.


Local taxi companies can offer packaged tours on a per hour fee, carrying up to four (4) passengers.  Contact Burnie Taxi (03) 6431 2199 for further details.

Regular taxi services meet every flight from the Burnie Wynyard Airport (BWT) we recommend you book ahead to avoid wait times.



Rideshare services in Burnie, are currently limited to Uber.

Download the Uber app


Public bus transport

Public bus transport can convey you to a number of locations within Burnie and also along the North West Coast.  

A Metro inter-town public bus service runs from Wynyard to Burnie. The closest stops to the airport terminal are situated at:
No.45 Jackson St (opp. Vincent Industries), Wynyard (600m)
No.11 Dodgin Street, Wynyard (800m)




Tour Operators


Hire Cars

It is recommended that the hiring of cars or larger vehicles is made well in advance of arrival in Burnie. 

Please check collection location with the hire car company on booking.  These vary depending on the company.  In most cases an international licence is required.

 Avis:    136 333
 Hertz:  1300 132 607
 Europcar:   1300 13 13 90
 Sixt Car rentals  (03) 6442 3407


Parking Zones 

For CBD on-street metered spaces, off street parking and oversized vehicles.

Parking Zone Map


Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations

There are several fast chargers in Burnie and throughout Tasmania.

  • Burnie Waterfront North Terrace, opposite the Beach Hotel
  • Multi-Storey car park (free charging until June 2024)

You can see an up to date view on a map on the Plugshare website.  


Driving in Tasmania

Australians drive on the left, which can be disconcerting for visitors not accustomed to this.  Roads are generally good and major routes well signposted.  Speed limits and distances are expressed in kilometres and vary substantially from 50 kph in residential and heavy traffic areas to 110 kph on highways/freeways (please follow signage for speed limits). Drink driving is a serious offence and heavily policed.  Drivers can be stopped anywhere at random and subjected to a breath analysis test.  The legal limit in Australia is a blood alcohol content of 0.05%.

The Road Safety Advisory Council for Tasmania provides some very helpful information for those unfamiliar with Tasmania's roads


Burnie CBD Map

Tasmap - Burnie CBD 

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