Burnie – Shore Excursion to Stanley and the Nut. – TLT301CS

Burnie TAS, Australia

$165.00

A Small Group shore excursion from Burnie to explore the North Coast of Tasmania and 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.

Tour overview  Small Group
Today explore the North Coast of Tasmania and 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.

Tour itinerary
You will be transported from the wharf to the Maker’s Workshop in Burnie by free shuttle bus arranged by the ship’s agents. Here you will meet your guide at the Maker’s Workshop for this small group tour travelling west along the Northern Coastline of Tasmania 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 (optional extra), 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 time 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. (Optional extra)

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. Admission to Highfield House is included in the tour price.

Tour Duration 7 hours, subject to the cruise ships arrival and departure times

This tour requires minimum numbers to operate.

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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 09.00 or to suit your cruise ships schedule
Duration : 7hrs approximately depending on cruise ship schedule
Maximum number of people : 14
Venue Facilities : 7 Hour Fully Guided Tour pick up / drop off Burnie, airconditioned tour vehicle, admission to Highfield House
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

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Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

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