Stanley is best known for its iconic ‘Nut’, a volcanic plug rising 492 feet, likened to an gigantic Christmas cake by explorers Bass and Flinders. Climb the winding path to the windblown plateau of the Nut or take the chairlift to appreciate the uninterrupted views of Bass Strait. Experience a four-wheel-drive tour at The Tarkine Wilderness Area with its wonderful rainforest. Stroll the historic streets of Stanley lined with stone cottages or visit the Highfield Historic Site. Charter a boat for Seal-spotting and penguin watching or hike through Rocky Cape National Park. Try the fish and chips, which is the town’s specialty. If history and adventure is what your looking for then consider a visit to Stanley today.
Burnie is best known for its history for felling and milling timber. It also has locally made award-winning cheese. Learn about the history at the Pioneer Village Museum. Taste the World’s Best Camembert cheese for 2006 at the at Lactos Cheese Factory and accompany this with some great wine. Visit Australia’s biggest eucalypt tree farm, Burnie Park and animal reserve. Make your own paper or view life-size paper sculptures at the Creative Paper Mill also featuring works from local and visiting artists. Participate in the Burnie Ten road race held every October. Other highlights include the Fernglade Platypus Sanctuary and Guide Falls. Burnie is a 90 minutes’ drive from Cradle Mountain and 30 minutes’ drive west of Devonport or north-west of Launceston. Choose Burnie for your next stay and enjoy everything it has to offer.