You’re off the Spirit and straight into Tassie’s natural environment this morning. Gunns Plains Caves were discovered in 1906 after Bill Woodhouse’s dog fell in! Now you can take daily tours of the 275 metre cave system, about 30 kilometres from Devonport, looking out for crayfish, glow worms and platypus along the way.
Driving toward Burnie, enjoy the quaint back roads stopping at Guide Falls and the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden on the way. Just outside Burnie, it features over 22,000 plants on 11 hectares of carefully designed and manicured gardens.
Take a detour on the road to Stanley via Rocky Cape National Park - it’s always pretty, but even more so during the annual tulip season. You can walk through the tulips from Saturday 23 September until Sunday 22 October this year.
Check in to one of the quaint bed and breakfast in Stanley with a view of The Nut, the large volcanic plug that anchors the town. Dine tonight at the popular Stanley Pub, but book ahead to enjoy their quality local steaks from nearby Cape Grim.
The Nut (Photo: Wai Nang Poon)