We were on a cruise in mid-December 2013 and so only had one day in port to experience Burnie and surrounds. After much research on the net we contacted Robyn at ‘Play A Round in Tassie’ Tours. She was very quick to reply to our enquiry and we soon had a tour booked at a reasonable price for the day. Robyn’s friendly style made my wife and I feel welcome and confident that we had made the right choice well before we left home.
After catching the shuttle from the ship Robyn was easy to spot at the drop off point at the Maker’s Workshop. We shared our tour with three other cruisers from the ship and after introductions, we were each presented with some treats to enjoy during and after the trip, then after a quick discussion or what everyone was expecting from the day we headed off to see the sights.
We enjoyed Robyn’s little surprise ‘fun factor’ at Table Cape, visited Campbell’s Lookout and had a photo with the Rhapsody in the background, the City of Burnie, and its port with great views over Bass Strait.
This was a full day with stops at Guide Falls, Hellyers Road Whisky Distillery, Penguin (where they were in the Christmas spirit by dressing the giant penguin in a Santa suit), Ulverstone, past the Three Sisters and Goat Island.
Our journey included Braddon’s Lookout, Devenport, Bluff lighthouse, Anvers Chocolates, the Cherry Shed and Latrobe where we had some shopping and a quick late lunch before heading for our last stop at Blustery Banks Vineyard.
We then had a leisurely drive back to Burnie in Robyn’s comfortable vehicle for the last part of our tour driving by the stately homes of Burnie before being dropped back to the Makers Workshop in plenty of time to catch the shuttle back to the ship.
We would definitely recommend Robyn and ‘Play a Round in Tassie’ tours for a personalized and fun experience whether you are in Burnie for a day or more. Robyn can cater for couples or larger groups and after the tour you will feel that you have spent the day with a friend and will want to visit again soon.
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