The rhododendrons grow right round the rather radiant river. Try saying that five times in a row. Then try and do it while you’re wandering around the 11-hectare rhododendron garden in Burnie. Bet you don’t even make it to two. The flowers are just too beautiful; you’ll be totally distracted.
Burnie also has a nice little history to go with its tongue-twisting flowers. It was first explored by those boys, Bass and Flinders, and was settled in 1827 by the Van Diemen’s company. So Burnie is just a baby really. But it wasn’t long before Burnie was making some big bucks from its now famous paper mill. While the mill is now closed, you can still pick up a one-of-a-kind souvenir – roo poo paper! That’ll get ‘em talking.
Roo poo and rhododendrons. Burnie really is a fun little place. View Itineraries