National Parks and Reserves

The historic village of Stanley, in far north-west Tasmania, is nestled at the base of the Nut, a sheer-sided bluff – all that remains of an ancient volcanic plug. A walking track climbs to the summit of the Nut, or you can take the chairlift, with its spectacular views across Bass Strait beaches and over the town. There is accommodation and an excellent campground in Stanley, and the town is a good base for exploring the forests and coastlines further west. See seals, penguins, sea birds and other wildlife close to Stanley local operators offer a range of observation tours.
The town was once the administrative centre for the Van Diemen’s Land Company, a royal charter company, formed in 1824 during the reign of George IV.
Highfield House, an imposing Georgian home was once the VDL Managers’ residence. It is open to the public and overlooks the town below.
To reach Stanley, turn off the Bass Highway (A2) 15 km east of Smithton.

Facilities

Cafe Carpark Family Friendly Picnic Area

Disabled Assistance

Caters for hearing impairment

Membership

Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

Rates

Free Entry

Nearby Things to Do

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Lyons Cottage

Joe Lyons Cottage

Stanley, Circular Head

The Angel

The Angel’s Share

Stanley, Circular Head

Stanley Nut

The Nut

Stanley, Circular Head

Touchwood Cottages, Craft Gallery, Gifts and Cafe

Touchwood Gallery and Cafe

Stanley, Circular Head

Tarkine Coast

Tall Timbers Adventure Tours

Smithton, Circular Head

Highfield Historic Site

Highfield Historic Site

Stanley, Circular Head

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