Discover the diversity and beauty of Tasmania as you leave Burnie and head west through some of the beautiful coastal towns that line the northern tip of Tasmania.
You will travel via Table Cape Lookout to your first stop and drive through Boat Harbour. This charming village is located on the side of a gentle hill that tumbles down to a superb white-sand beach with rocky headlands on either side. The dazzling sand is simply tiny fragments of the quartzite rock that is common along this section of the coastline. Because of the climate, frosts are unknown here and plants from the tropics can be seen in local gardens.
Further west, you will find the town of Stanley, where a mountain called the Nut, discovered by Bass and Flinders in 1798, abruptly rises 450 feet from the sea. The Nut is the stump of an old volcano. Take the chairlift to the top of the Nut for the best views of the coast.
Stopping in Stanley for a pleasant lunch, you’ll also visit Highfield House, regarded as the birthplace of European settlement in Tasmania's northwest. It was built in 1835 as a residence for Edward Curr, chief agent of the Van Diemen's Land Company.
A cafe-style lunch is included. Tour does not operate on holidays.