Beautiful, quaint village
Can be very windy
Come for a look, I'm sure you will enjoy!
WOW! THESE ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDENS, .....WINNERS OF AWARDS & SEEN ON TELEVISION SHOWS.What was once a sheep paddock, 17 years ago, is now a lovely English garden. Spring would be the best time to visit, we weren't there then, which was a shame, but this garden still did not disappoint, it was STUNNING!The owner showed us around, and pointed...more
Burnie is Tasmania's 4th largest city and a busy port. There are a couple of nice lookouts ........For good view over the city & port. .....Wilf Campbell Memorial Lookout offers a fantastic view Roundhill Lookout ......For spectacular sunrise and sunset views.The Civic Centre has the information centre, art gallery and Burnie Pioneer Village, a...more
Strahan, and we decided on the Gordon River cruise for the day. We chose the "Wanderer iii" for a full day cruise with lunch included. Our day was fine & sunny, so off we headed on this beautiful "cat", so clean, so smooth, didn't feel like you were on water, doubt if anybody would get sick on this.The Ocean was really calm, so we went out through...more
There are quite a few nice walks around here. Gutteridge Gardens are nice with the Inglis river running alongside. An easy walk commences from Gutteridge Gardens and passes by many areas planted with Australian native plants. Across the river you can see the Wynyard Golf Links the site of the first settlement in 1841.Leaving the Gardens you will...more
This is a new centre and located here is 'THE WONDERS OF WYNYARD' which is Australia's largest collection of restored Ford vehicles. Admission is $6.There is also a collection of rare Japanese dolls which was donated to the community by a Japanese Mr. Ogawa, who had been in the area for a couple of years. What a nice gesture!more
This large sandstone bluff is the location where AUSTRALIA'S OLDEST FOSSIL OF A MARSUPIAL was found.Fossil Bluff just east of the Beach is a sandstone Bluff, with layers of fossils encased in the stone. Some of the layers of sandstone are rich in fossils, while others are not, showing the different climatic conditions that occurred during millions...more
A MUST! What a beautiful headland this is, with magnificent ocean views and views back to Wynyard. This "cape" is another volcanic plug, that rises 190 metres above sea level. The Table Cape Lighthouse , built in 1888, is set on a sheer cliff edge, surrounded by scenic farmlands. It has a sad history with the death of the headkeeper's 14 month old...more
Each October in Wynyard, this Tulip Festival is held. Some of the displays are live music and roving entertainers, Tulip Tossing, Tulips @ Twilight, arts & Crafts, and other happenings. It is held to celebrate the spring flowering of the tulips at Van Diemens Quality Bulb Farm on Table Cape.ANZ Fireworks over the Inglis River are held on the...more
Every Late September to and including October (spring in Austalia), Roberts-Thomsons Tulip farm is open to the public.70 different varieties of Tulips will be in bloom. There is a farm interpretation centre, visitor centre centre, and farm gate shop. Here you can buy flowers, bulbs in pots, and just bulbs, and of course, the usual souvenir. For...more
Guide Falls are popular picnic area just south of Burnie, near Ridgley.An easy walking track to the base of the two-tiered falls is a few hundred metres upstream. The road continues to the top of the falls and the viewing platform. A walking track leads you through the thick undergrowth of the riverside, down to a grassed area at the bottom. There...more
This was an EXCELLENT cruise, with only four of us, plus the Captain(Darryl) and what good fun he was, certainly made sure everybody had an enjoyable time.! The cruise leaves from Fisherman's Wharf and heads to Bull Rock, which is a non-breeding ground, 600metres off shore. There are heaps of Australian Fur Seals here (Maybe 500). Darryl took the...more
This is the homestead of Van Dieman's Land company, built in the 1830's and perched on a hill overlooking the coast.This property, which has worker's cottages, and old chapel, farmyard buildings, is the birthplace of European settlement in the far north west of Tasmania. Highfield house was built for Edward Curr, who was the head agent of the VDL...more
A MUST DO WHEN IN STANLEY, is to take the chairlift to the top of "The Nut' it only takes about 5 minutes. If you are very fit, then walk up and down, but bewarned, IT IS STEEP! The nut, is a stump on an extinct volcano. It used to be heavily wooded until the 1850's, when it was cleared for cattle grazing. The views from the top are fantastic,...more
Joseph Lyons, was born in 1879, and was the ONLY TASMANIAN PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIAHe started as a Teacher, then went into Politics. In 1914, he was Deputy leader of the Labor Party and in 1923, the State Premier of Tasmania.When the Labor Party lost power, he went to Canberra, and became Prime Minister of Australia (1923-1930) and (1932-1939)...more
As you are heading towards Stanley, you see a HUGE ROCKY OUTCROP, this is "The Nut' and the town of Stanley is beneath it. There is a lookout on the way, make sure you stop as there are great great views from here.There is also a plaque with the inscription "The Nut, discovered by Bass & Flinders in 1798, rises abruptly 143 metres from the sea to a...more
A sealed road takes you 28kms to these unusual falls off the main highway near Stanley. These falls are unusual, as the rock is made up of hexagonal balsat columns, formed from the cooling of volcanic rock. There is a viewing platform across the bridge, or you can walk to the base of the lower tier. 1km from the falls is the Big Tree (you can...more
I know it mightn't be for everybody but I chose to take the open chairlift to the top..certainly much easier than walking ...The ride up was very windy and I would suggest to take a jacket as the wind "whistles around The Nut..it is only a reasonably short but a very steep ride..at the top follow the bush walkways and have a walk around the...more
Located 6 km west of Stanley, this historic house was designed by Henry Hellyer for Edward Curr. Construction commenced late in May 1832 and the end result was a house with 61cm thick walls, 12 rooms and ceilings 3.65 metres high. Later additions to Highfield were designed by J. Lee Archer and built during 1844-45 for the company's second agent,...more
There's much original architecture to be seen in and around Stanley though much of it is late 19th century and early 20th.Stanley is the main fishing port on the north west coast of Tasmania, which doesn't really mean a great deal but it is some claim to fame. Named after Lord Stanley, the British Secretary of State for the Colonies in the 1840s...more
As you approach Stanley you see The Nut rising above the bay, a magnetic attraction for your eyes. On the southern side of Sawyer Bay there's a plaque that reads: 'The Nut, discovered by Bass and Flinders in 1798, rises abruptly 143 m from the sea to a flattish top. The geological survey of Tasmania has confirmed that The Nut is the stump of an old...more
88 Dovecote Road, Stanley, 7331, Australia
Good for: Couples
58 DOVECOTE ROAD,STANLEY, Stanley, Stanley, QL, 73
Good for: Business
58 Dovecote Road, Stanley, TS, 7331, AU
Good for: Business
You could do both or just one, so we did the Platypus tour as we hadn't seen them in the wild.
We were picked up from our accommodation and taken to private propery and a Dam.
We were so far away, even with the strong binoculars supplied, it was hard to make them out.
This tour was very disappointing, and I WOULDN'T recommend it.
Since this, I have seen Platypus in the natural wild, just sitting on the bank of a creek with the Platypus a metre away, this is what we expected to see and didn't.
I do see now that it is advertised that its a dam on private property, we did not know this when we went.
We left Strahan and headed to Stanley for our next stay. On the way, you pass through quite a few small towns, this is the west coast, so there is a lot of wilderness. Our 1st stop was Murchison Dam, nice and calm, lovely reflections.Lake Roseberry the same, pretty.Zeehan, was one of the 1st places to be seen by Europeans, with Abel Tasman noticing...more