Small-group Burnie Shore Excursion to Cradle Mountain
Take a day trip to Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park while your ship is in port in Burnie. You’ll travel through the small towns in the highlands of Tasmania and also, depending on your ship's departure time, visit Sheffield to see the town’s world-famous murals and Railton to see the iconic topiary. With time permitting a stop may also be made at Bass Straight Maritime Centre in Devonport.Your guide will meet you at the Burnie Port pickup point for a leisurely drive to Lake St. Clair National Park. Drive through the park to view and experience the majestic Cradle Mountain and catch glimpses of the native wildlife, which is abundant in this area.From Lake St. Clair, depending on your ship's departure time, head for Sheffield, where you can view the many murals painted on the walls throughout the town that depict the area's rich history and natural scenery. This would be a suitable place to stop for lunch (own expense). Continue to Railton to see the iconic topiary. Walk through the town and see the many shrubs and trees that have been clipped into ornamental shapes. On the return trip to Burnie, with time permitting, you can stop at the very interesting Bass Straight Maritime Centre in Devonport, which will give you an insight of times long past.
Shore Excursion - Cradle Mountain day tour from Burnie
390 to 480 minutes
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is specifically designed for Cruise Ship passengers. Times may vary depending on docking and departure times. Explore on this guided small-group day trip Mother Nature at its very finest at spectacular world heritage listed Cradle Mountain. Enjoy the short walks including Enchanted Walk, Dove Lake, Rainforest Walk and The Weindorfers Forest Walk. Finish the day sampling local award-winning produce and wines.Get ready to be reinvigorated by Mother Nature’s vibes. Cradle Mountain is not to be missed whilst your ship is docked in Burnie. This is your chance to get up close and personal to tranquillity and beauty in this world heritage listed area. Cradle Mountain offers some of the world’s most famous natural beauty and is one of Australia’s most popular scenic tours.Indulge in outdoor activities - discover rainforests, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and keep your eye out for unique wildlife. There are a number of beautiful short walks available, including the Enchanted Walk, Dove Lake, Rainforest Walk, The Weindorfers Forest Walk. All walks range from easy to moderate level. Choose one to suit your level of comfort and fitness.On the way back down the mountain (if time permits), you will pull into a beautiful winery on the banks of Lake Barrington or one nestled in the countryside of Sheffield (the town of murals) for something to eat or to simply sample the local cool climate wines. This experience is perfect after a morning of adventure.Included/HighlightsNational park feesWalking tracks through world heritage listed national parksWildlife spotting (chance to see wombats, wallabies, Tasmanian Devil, spotted-tail quoll, platypus, and echidnas).2 hours min at Cradle Mountain If time permits:Visit Sheffield (famous town of murals)Visit local winery or distillery to sample local produce (wine, cheese, beer, and spirits - at own cost). PLEASE NOTE:To get the full experience including winery and/or S
Burnie Shore Excursion to Stanley and The Nut
6 to 7 hours
Spend the day exploring the charming little fishing village of Stanley, which is nestled at the base of the “Nut”, a sheer-sided bluff – all that remains of an ancient volcanic plug - while your Cruise Ship is berthed in Burnie.The town was once the administrative centre for the van Diemen’s Land Company, a royal charter company formed in 1824 during the reign of George IV. You will also visit Highfield House, an imposing Georgian Home, which was once the VDL Manager’s residence, set high on top of the hill overlooking the town below.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Nut State Reserve, Browns Road, Stanley, Tasmania AustraliaSpend the day exploring the charming little fishing village of Stanley, which is nestled at the base of the “Nut”, a sheer-sided bluff – all that remains of an ancient volcanic plug - while your Cruise Ship is berthed in Burnie. The town was once the administrative centre for the van Diemen’s Land Company, a royal charter company formed in 1824 during the reign of George IV. You will also visit Highfield House, an imposing Georgian Home, which was once the VDL Manager’s residence, set high on top of the hill overlooking the town below.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Highfield Historic Site, 143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331 AustraliaAfter lunch, you will be taken up to Highfield House, an historic site, which offers an historically accurate vision of a gentleman’s home and farm in the 1830s. It sits on a hillside overlooking the lands the manager would have once controlled, with view across to Stanley, the Nut and the Bass Strait beyond. The house has been restored and its elegant Regency design, convict barracks, barns, stables and a chapel are surrounded by a large ornamental garden.Duration: 1 hour
Shore Excursion: Small-Group Cradle Mountain Day Tour From Burnie
6 to 8 hours
Visit one of Tasmania's most incredible natural attractions - Cradle Mountain, it is Tasmania's famous iconic feature. This small-group tour departing from Burnie will give you the opportunity to view the beauty of Tasmania including the magnificent St Clair National Park and Dove Lake. Cradle Mountain is a must see for every Cruise ship visitor to Burnie, this tour is tailored for your time in Burnie and can either be for 6-8 hours!After a brief city tour of Burnie (including a fantastic photo opportunity of your ship in Port), we leave Burnie via the very rich agricultural hinterland and head south towards Cradle Mountain. Along the way, marvel at the fantastic fields of crops and the happy cattle and sheep grazing away. A comfort stop at beautiful Guide falls or historic Waratah* breaks the journey enough to allow morning tea to be served to you. Arriving at the Visitors Centre at Cradle Mountain allows some time to grab any last minute souvenirs or articles for your short trek at Dove Lake. After our walk we have a light lunch (at own cost), allowing enough time to explore some of the other features that make this area so popular with people from all walks of life. The tour will return to Burnie Visitors Centre via the fantastic Coastal route, in good time to re board your ship**. Fantastic! * time permitting; ** we return to the Burnie visitors centre an hour before the ship's actual departure, so that shuttle buses can take you back to your ship.
Small-Group Cradle Mountain Day Tour from Devonport, Ulverstone or Burnie
Take a small-group day trip with a knowledgeable and friendly local tour guide who is ready to show you around the magnificent icon; Cradle Mountain! Marvel at Dove Lake, as well having time to do a relaxing walk. Your tour takes in a range of magnificent scenery, from rolling hills and forest, to pretty coastal villages, such as Penguin.Cradle Mountain in situated in the Tasmanian Wilderness Heritage Area, a region that covers almost 20% of the state. Approximately 1.5-hours drive from Devonport, this is one of the most popular and picturesque spots in all of Tasmania. Perfect for a day tour, Cradle Mountain is the jewel in crown of north-west Tasmania. A Cradle Mountain day tour will take show you the glassy waters of Dove Lake, rugged mountain peaks, and a myriad of natural wonders. The area features a large number of walking tracks, lodges for overnight stays, and a visitors’ centre to learn more about the surroundings and its history. You will be picked up by your tour guide, from your accommodation in Devonport, Ulverstone or Burnie. Special Offer - Book by February 28, 2019 and travel between March 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019 to save up to 10% off our previously offered price! - Book Now!