Stanley Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 61 photos


Driving west along the Northern coastal highway through this really pictureque region of Tasmania one passes through lovely quiet towns like Penguin and Boat Harbour and then there it is in the distance .."The Nut" and you know you have reached Stanley.The small town of Stanley sits at the base of the NUT at the end of a peninsula...Stanley is a place that I circled on my map as "must visit as I had only heard positives about this smal unique town..Stanley not only is in a great location but has classified historic town status as the oldest town in Northern Tasmania going back to the early 1800's
The nut is apparently the base of an old volcano and stands 150 meters high..There is a chair lift that takes you to the top and back..I noticed on the way up that it was quite windy ..and its a great view,Take a walk around the top there are wonderful 360 degree views from on top and great photo opportunity..I booked into the local pub and had an amazing evening meal..huge...seafood...reasonably priced too..


When you reach the top..I chose to take the chairlift...there is a bush path walkway right around the top of the nut itself..and this takes about 30 minutes..The 360 degree scenery from here is quite wonderful..


Stanley has many little houses that have survived from the early to mid 1800's..and I must say it was a joy to walk around this small town and look at all the early buildings..

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:This is really worth the drive along the coast to Stanley.
  • Cons:didn't stay long enough..
  • In a nutshell:The seafood here is sensational..especially the lobsters
  • Last visit to Stanley: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • onedaysomewhere's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    We took the chairlift too, loved Stanley!

  • betska's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2009 at 10:00 PM

    Glad to see that there's a chairlift to the top of the "Nut"! One of my best friends lives here so I must make the effort to visit one day.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2008 at 5:30 AM

    Stanley looks beautiful....like all of Tasmania. Good tips & great pics, Denny. The "Nut" looks so serene


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