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Makers Workshop

2 Bass Highway, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6430 5831
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A must in Burnie

Coming from a cruise ship and this is the first stop. What a wonderful introduction to Burnie. A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lyn M
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
via mobile
Hand crafted

We stopped in while on shore for the day, good spot to drop into lots of hand crafted items and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Noel W
Darwin, Australia
via mobile
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  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“paper making” (88 reviews)
“local artists” (28 reviews)
“cheese tasting” (18 reviews)
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2 Bass Highway, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6430 5831
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from a cruise ship and this is the first stop. What a wonderful introduction to Burnie. A must do. Coffee shop on site, a great display and market of locally made crafts and gifts at prices which make you want to buy. Certainly a...More

Thank Lyn M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in while on shore for the day, good spot to drop into lots of hand crafted items and information centre

Thank Noel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived into Burnie, Tasmania via cruise ship and was transferred free of charge to Maker's Workshop. This is the area where you catch your shore excursions, sign up for the activities bus, visit the paper store, walk the boardwalk, etc. I opted to take the...More

Thank ssparlin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good place to stop for touring information and to pick up quality merchandise. The prices were more reasonable than at some other places we visited. If you want to have the paper making tour, you need to pay for that but everything...More

Thank JOHN G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to see artists at work - very talented people. Lots of interesting items to purchase. If you have the time the paper making tour is a must.

Thank Tracey164
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting information about paper and amazing paper mache displays. Good information centre. Very limited cheese tasting. Some views over the beach or bay but the overall impression we left with was this place was more about selling to tourists than informing or explaining what is...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great centre for lots of things happening. You can do a hands on tour and learn to make paper using roo poo apple pulp and different leaves from the forest. One of my great hobbies is paper making and I was just...More

Thank Peder2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tasmanian arts and crafts on display, wonderful building, and the view out to the ocean from those large windows just amazing. Many talented artists displaying their works

Thank happy2016474
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Limited menu with Tasmanian local produce for sale. Especially cheeses, you can taste, smoked salmon and honey. Interesting to look around

Thank 1001dinners
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Sun Princess stopped at the (working Wharf) and a town shuttle makes 3 stops, the first being at the Makers Centre. Very interesting and a great range of produce and crafts for purchase. Worth a visit.

Thank DIBBLE06
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14 December 2016|
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Response from Joel D | Reviewed this property |
The cruise ship we were on provided busses. We were on Holland America. The Maker's Workshop was not too far from the CBD.
Sharon M
1 July 2016|
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Response from Gunnahavfun | Reviewed this property |
It would be a long walk from the dock to the Makers Workshop ! I feel it would be too far. I didn't visit the penguins.
10 February 2016|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Free entry to view all of the resident artizans work which is for sale. Any activities or workshops planned are advertised inside the building OR by asking the helpfull volunteers who man the information area.