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.