Creative Paper Tasmania is a boutique paper factory using ancient techniques in a modern factory setting, producing exquisite handmade paper and products.
We pride ourselves on making quality papers that are naturally Tasmanian and eco-friendly. With a focus on using recycled waste sourced from our local farmers, industries and from nature. The result is handmade papers perfect for special and artistic occasions!
Experience this ancient art when visiting Burnie and go on the enlightening Paper Tour Experience. Learn the science and art behind a product that is used in everyday life. Try your hand at making your own, and select a piece of paper with an Australian animals watermark as a memento.
Burnie’s transformation from a seaside port village into a booming paper town was realised by a group of optimistic entrepreneurs in the early 1900’s. New Zealander, Sir Gerald Mussen (1872 – 1960), pursued a grand vision to build a pulp and paper mill in Burnie, using eucalypt pulp. After decades of setbacks, the first paper rolled off the machine at Burnie’s Pulp and Paper Mill in August, 1938.
The story of Burnie’s deep connection with paper is told at Creative Paper located within Burnie's premier tourism centre Makers' Workshop, where visitors are invited to see paper being made by hand, try it for themselves and browse through an exquisite range of handmade paper products in the Tasmanian gift shop.
Creative Paper is located within the tourism centre Makers' Workshop on the western side of Burnie’s CBD, on the foreshore of West Beach.
Follow the signage for Burnie's accredited Visitor Information Centre (yellow i), and signage for Makers' Workshop.
Please contact us if you have questions about Creative Paper, its products or our Paper Tour Experience.
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