Berthed in Burnie for a day we pre-booked a tour with Play A Round in Tassie Day’s tour.. It was a worthwhile & enjoyable day’s tour with Dave (Robyn’s husband). We had no problem connecting with Dave who met us at the Maker’s workshop (Tourist Information) where the ship’s shuttle dropped us off. Within minutes he put us at ease and had us on our way.
The advantage of using an experienced “Local” was apparent right away & continued throughout the day. We got to see/experience a multitude of spots – some popular - many of out of way (eg: EMU bay and Braddon’s lookoff), then, of course, Anver’s Chocolates). And the joy of a ‘happenstance’ meeting of a local major potato producer, or hear the story of a local lad who kept his Burnie roots even tho’ rich many times over from his invention of a monster machine on display at the Maker’s workshop. Such is what differentiates this tour from ship sponsored cruises - and, perhaps, the competitors.
Our tour took us South from Bernie thru' Penguin, Ulverston, Devonport. & Latrobe. Then North of Burnie to Wynyard before having to return to the Tourist Bureau before visiting Table Mountain Lighthouse area.. There was so much to see . . . we dallied too long at some spots and so missed others. Our time ashore was too limited to take it all in! We left with an overview of the area wanting to have more days available to really get to know the environs, but, such is cruising.
So, all in all a memorable thankful day that had us wishing we had more time than the ship’s schedule allowed.
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June 29, 2013
Thank you for the great review. David had a wonderful day with you both showing off our "little piece of paradise" It was a pleasure meeting you. You are right, the one day cruise ship stop over is not long enough in Burnie to see everything we have on showcase. Our joy is giving guests a wonderful day tour experience with Play A Round in Tassie with memories that last long after their voyage is over
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