Jaw-droppingly beautiful, is the only way to describe the 180 degree sea view from your bedroom sundeck perched on the edge of the Burnie escarpment -Seawatch B&B.
Gaze out across the expanse of the Bass Strait sixty metres below and you'll watch boats, flocks of gulls, distant Table Cape,cloudbursts and even the occasional ocean liner or migrating whale. Seawatch B&B apartment is walking distance from the local park and the city of Burnie below. At first you would hardly know it - the location is that peaceful.
Our establishment could attract premium rates for such an experience, but you'll have a beautifully appointed, one bedroom B&B apartment with en-suite, sundeck, remote controlled awning, off-street parking and separate entrance for the modest price of $120 per night/couple, $110 per night single.
Your stay will include a continental breakfast to enjoy as you take in the views.
The stunning location will appeal to business travelers, get-away singles and couples alike (maximum of 2 people, with the exception of one extra child under 1free). Stay one night or stay 30 (contact us for special deals for longer stays).
Your hosts are friendly and professional and have developed and operated a highly rated facility in the past. They will respect your privacy but be on hand for anything you may need, including brochures and maps of the area.
Seawatch B&B apartment is serviced and features the following:_
- Queen size bed with stunning 180 degree sea views, opening out onto a furnished sundeck, en-suite shower & toilet with floor heating , flat-screen TV/DVD player, DVDs & CDs, free wireless internet, continental breakfast provisions and facilities, bar fridge, microwave,kettle and toaster (no stove or sink), floor to ceiling mirrors, shower, level ramp access (no steps)
Things to See and Do
The North West of Tasmania is distinctive for its rich volcanic soil and rolling patchwork quilt of pasturelands. It is particularly famous for Cradle Mountain, the Stanley Nut and Boat Harbour. Increasingly it is becoming famous for the Tarkine wilderness, one of the world's largest temperate rainforests.
In between these icons there are a multitude of natural and cultural attractions. Volcanoes and glaciers of the distant past have shaped the entire area and have given rise to a great diversity of landscapes and ecosystems. There are a host of waterfalls, lakes, mountains and rainforests, valleys, plains, sand dunes and beaches.
Burnie, a town of some 20,000 people has experienced a mini- Renaissance in recent years. There's a thriving restaurant and cafe culture in the CBD which is walking distance from Seawatch B&B. At one end of the CBD, is the beach with its Grand Designs style surf club and its long boardwalk leading to the equally impressive Creative Paper museum /workshop . At the other end is a busy freight port, which also harbours the occasional luxury liner.
Elsewhere on the coast there are galleries, cafes, vineyards, wild rides, abundant short walks, cave tours, mine tours, museums and the list goes on. The wild ride at Dismal Swamp ( a 40 metre fast slide that empties into a rainforested sinkhole) is classed as one of the top five in the world by the Lonely Planet Guide. If it's a rejuvenating journey you are after, you will certainly be coming to the right place!
Nearby Coastal towns
Wynyard. Sixteen kilometres to the West of Burnie, and worth a visit, is the seaside town of Wynyard, . Fishing, golfing, scuba, scenic tours, dining at the jetty, antique cars, wildlife tours and seaside markets are just some of the local options on offer there. The Burnie Airport is located at Wynyard.
Wynyard itself lies at the base of the long extinct volcano of Table Cape and adjoining Fossil Bluff, a 100 metre high headland with exposed fossil layers. There are abundant historical remains of both European and aboriginal settlement in the area, such as Highfield House in Stanley and the aboriginal middens of Rocky Cape National Park. There are also many artists and photographers who derive their inspiration from this rich environment, particularly in towns like Sisters Beach.
Penguin another pretty seaside town and also 16 klm from Burnie, this time to the east. Be sure to take the old coastal road to Ulverstone, the next coastal town to the east.
Devonport - situated on the Mersey River, similar in size to Burnie and the location of the state's only interstate ferry.
Cradle Mountain World Heritage Park - Don't miss this unique place if you have a day to spare