Located in South Burnie, in between Mount Street and the Bass Highway, this motel is perfect for those just passing through or planning to stay awhile. The main CBD is only a 5 minute drive or 10 minute walk away.
There are 24 comfortable units available, including: a queen deluxe suites (with their own sun/lounge room), standard double/corporate single rooms, and family rooms (sleeping a maximum of 4). All rooms are serviced daily and feature tea and coffee making facilities, televisions and private bathrooms. Most rooms also have Foxtel. A portacot can be made available upon request.
Guests can enjoy dinner in the restaurant; the delicious bistro meals showcases some of the very best Tasmanian cuisine (including beef, atlantic salmon and other seafood). Loi’z Bar is the place to go if you’d like to enjoy a drink or two before settling down for the night – enjoy the pool tables, dartboard and jukebox.
The onsite function room can cater up to 200 people sitting, making it the perfect location for business meetings and conferences. If you have a smaller group of attendees in mind, the green/beige room can cater up to 20 people for meals and 30 for standard seating.
The Menai Restaurant use all local and fresh produce in their meals for our customers to enjoy.
When staying at the Menai Hotel Motel, we hope that you will also take the time to explore some of the surrounding towns, such as: Somerset, Chasm Creek, Wynyard, Ridgley, Howth, Heybridge, Table Cape and Preservation Bay.
The Menai Hotel Motel provides the perfect base for exploring all that northern Tasmania has to offer. No matter your interests or who you’re travelling with, there is sure to be an attraction or activity to keep you amused.
You cannot visit Burnie without sampling some of the delicious local produce that is so prevalent throughout the region. Visit the Hellyers Road Distillery to learn about how single malt whiskey is made – you also have the opportunity to pour and seal your very own bottle! Check out The Cheese Shop in the Makers’ Workshop for tastings and to speak with an expert. The Burnie Farmers’ Market is also a great way to find some tasty local produce.
If you enjoy exploring the great outdoors, there are plenty of opportunities to do so around Burnie. Guide Falls Farm offers the perfect day out with its onsite animal farm (housing alpacas, emu, goats, rabbits, sheep, peacocks, deer and llama). Annsleigh Gardens and Café are truly beautiful at all times of the year, but particularly when the flowers are in bloom. Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens is set on 11 hectares and features more than 22,000 species of plant.
Why not take some time to learn a little more about Burnie’s history? The Burnie Regional Museum is the perfect place to start – it features a replica Federation Street, where visitors can see what life was like in the town more than 100 years ago. Temporary exhibitions are also offered throughout the year, so drop in if you happen to be in town. The Penguin General Cemetery is also worth a visit, which dates back to the 1960s and is now heritage listed.
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the art and culture of the region, check out the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. The site features three modern galleries with regularly changing exhibitions and is home to one of the state’s finest collections of Australian contemporary art. The Makers’ Workshop is also worth a visit. Here you can try your hand at making paper. Embark on a tour that takes you through the process, all the way to the final product.
Believe it or not, Burnie is home to some fantastic beaches. There are three to choose from – South Beach, West Beach and Cooee Beach – all of which overlook beautiful Bass Strait. Whilst all three are suitable for swimming, West Beach is only a block from the CBD and is also home to the local penguin habitat. If you happen to be in Burnie on New Years Eve, West Beach is also where you’ll be able to get a front row seat for the fireworks.
If you have the time and are interested in playing a few holes, the Seabrook Golf Club is not too far away. The original nine holes are a typical links whilst the following nine are a striking contrast with treed fairways and sand bunkers. Clubs, carts and buggies are available for hire – so don’t worry if you haven’t brought yours! The clubhouse offers snacks and has a bar for your enjoyment; there are also onsite showers if you need to cool off.