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“Experiencing Burnie with only one day in port” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Play A Round in Tassie Day Tours

Play A Round in Tassie Day Tours
55 Algona Avenue, Burnie, Tasmania 7320, Australia
0407303306
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Day Trips and Cruise Ship Day Tours around Burnie and along the North West Coast of Tasmania. Enjoy the experience of our "special corner of the world" whilst being chauffeur driven in luxury transport. Let Robyn be your guide or design your own itinerary. Tours that are flexible to suit your requirements. Spend a day on the Play A Round in Tassie Foodie Trail, where you will taste and sample cheese, chocolate, cherries, raspberries, honey, salmon, ginseng, nougat, fudge, cider, wine and olives. A fabulous day where you will travel through the picturesque rural areas of the North West Coast. You will not leave our shores disappointed, having created wonderful memories, long after your visit to Tasmania is over.
Sunshine Coast
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“Experiencing Burnie with only one day in port”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

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.

Visited December 2013
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Robyn M, Owner at Play A Round in Tassie Day Tours, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
What a lovely review, thank you very much. What a fun day we all had. I think it helped having a couple of comedians on board. It is so good when guests are able to hop on the first available shuttle, it means we can get started early on our tour and fit so much into our day. December is a great time to visit our 'special corner of the world', as there is so much fare for you to sample and taste. I didn't want our day to finish as I felt I was travelling with friends too. I hope you come back again, I still have so much more to show you
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“A lovely day in Burnie and surrounds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had a very enjoyable day in Burnie and surrounds. We were cruise ship passengers and Robyn was waiting for us as we stepped off the bus transferring us from the ship to the visitors' centre. Transport was via an immaculately presented Mazda 4wd.

Ahead of the excursion we had requested the sorts of things we did and didn't want to do and Robyn delivered perfectly. Robyn stocks her vehicle with drinks for along the way and she customised these to our particular tastes too.

During our trip we saw a lovely waterfall, farmland with crops including opium poppies (apparently Tasmania grows half of the world's legal crop), a boutique chocolate factory, cherry shop, a quaint family owned wildlife park, and a number of the towns along the coast. Lunch was our choice and so we ate fish and chips with Robyn by a nice river.

At the wildlife park we stroked a wombat, Tasmanian devil, and a koala. We also fed kangaroos, goats and some fish.

Robyn had us back at the visitors' centre about 45 mins before the final bus back to the ship. This gave us time to look around the centre before returning to the ship having used all available time off of the ship and seeing the sights.

Visited January 2014
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Robyn M, Owner at Play A Round in Tassie Day Tours, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure experiencing the attractions with you and your perfectly behaved children, they were wonderful. It is always great fun visiting the wildlife park, being able to get up and close and personal with the kangaroos and koalas. You visited Tassie at a good time of the year with raspberries and cherries available for tasting and it doesn't matter what time of the year, its always great to sample Anvers Chocolates and fudge. Our picnic of fish and chips by the Mersey River before returning to Burnie was a great way to finish our tour and luckily before the rain set in.
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Adelaide, Australia
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“A lovely day with Robyn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My friend and I booked with Robyn for when our cruise ship stopped off in Burnie. Though it was cold and rainy Robyn ensured we had a terrific time! The tour was all about us, she gave us suggestions and we told her the places we were interested in and she happily obliged. Even taking us shopping! The personalised greeting we recieved as we got off the shuttle bus made us feel very welcomed and throughout the day that feeling still remained! The tour really was like going for a drive with a good friend, whilst still being extreamly informative. If you are going to Burnie this is a must do tour, You will not be disapointed! Thanks for the great day out Robyn!

Visited December 2013
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Robyn M, Owner at Play A Round in Tassie Day Tours, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for the lovely review. It was your day,and a pleasure suggesting ideas that interested you both. My guests are special and I want them to feel that way from the moment they are welcomed until we say goodbye at the end of our tour. Shopping at Christmas time without the hustle and bustle that bigger cities have was easy and enjoyable. Rain, hail or shine our 'special corner of the world' always has something for everyone.
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“The Best Tour of Burnie and District”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I booked this tour for my husband and I and two of our friends as our cruise ship was in Burnie for the day. I didn't know what to expect but everything was perfect including the weather (which she told us would be good! ) Robyn went to great lengths to ensure that we all enjoyed ourselves and saw as much as possible without ever rushing us. She was friendly and helpful and the gift bags and cold water were appreciated by us all. She went out of her way to please us including finding her way to a relative of the couple with us, without a proper address. I would recommend this tour to anyone spending time in the area as she had a wealth of knowledge which she passed on in such an interesting way.

Visited December 2013
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Robyn M, Owner at Play A Round in Tassie Day Tours, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. It's always great showing off our 'special corner of the world' in sunshine. It was a pleasure meeting the four of you and the highlight of my day was finding a long lost relative. I enjoy putting my gift bags together with little keepsakes for you to remember our day together long after your cruise is over.
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“Excellent Day - Even in the Rain!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We booked our tour prior to our ship arriving in Burnie on Nov 21st. Robyn met us at the Maker's Workshop/Visitor's Center. It was pouring rain part of the day but we still had the best time. Robyn and her husband, David, were so enthusiastic and entertaining during the whole trip. Robyn met us with gift bags and golf umbrellas for each of us. We started off driving to Wing's Wildlife Park where we got to feed the kangaroos and see some healthy Tassie devils. The tour continued through the countryside with many beautiful sights and stops along the way including a chocolate shop, a winery, a cherry shop and cute little towns. The rhododendrons were in full bloom and beautiful. Thanks Robyn and David for the most amazing tour! I would definitely use Robyn again.

Visited November 2013
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Robyn M, Owner at Play A Round in Tassie Day Tours, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Thank you for your review, it is always a fun day touring our "special corner of the world" whether it is rain, hail or shine. We were very happy you were able to sample our local fare and check out our countryside and quaint towns. We do hope you visit us again, we still have so much more to show you along the North West Coast of Tasmania
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