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$108.34 Shore Excursions

Small-group Burnie Shore Excursion to Cradle Mountain

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.

$108.34 Shore Excursions

Burnie Shore Excursion to Stanley and The Nut

You will be transported from the wharf to the Maker’s Workshop in Burnie by free shuttle bus arranged by the ship’s agents. You will meet your guide at the Maker’s Workshop and transported to Stanley. Stanley is a town of perfectly preserved colonial buildings, genteel cafes and quality B&B cottages, all sheltering in the imposing shadow of the Nut, an immense flat topped, volcanic plug rising 150 metres (about 500 feet) straight up from the water’s edge. A walking track climbs to the summit of the Nut, or you can take the chairlift (at own cost, as it is oprional), with its spectacular views across Bass Strait beaches and over the town. There is a small café at the base of the Nut, where you can partake of morning tea and other refreshments. Having spent a couple of hours exploring the Nut, you can wander around the historic village of Stanley, where you will see the many historic buildings, culminating in a light lunch at one of the many eating establishments in the town. After 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.

$115.56 Shore Excursions

Burnie to Cradle Mountain Small-Group Shore Excursion

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.

$108.34 Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion - Cradle Mountain day tour from Burnie

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/Highlights National park fees Walking tracks through world heritage listed national parks Wildlife 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 Sheffield, your tour must go for a minimum of 6.5 hours. To work this out add one hour to arrival time e.g. Arrival 9am tour will depart 10am and for departure time deduct one hour off departure time e.g. 5:30pm departure 4.30pm arrival back to port. If time permits (depending on the departure of your ship), you will visit Sheffield the ‘Town of Murals’ with over 30 murals painted across the town showing the history of the area. Walk the streets and browse through the quaint little shops and cafes whilst taking photos of the incredible murals this unique town offers. * Food or drinks are not part of this tour. There will be an opportunity to stop along the way where you will be able to purchase a takeaway lunch.