At the Nut Stanley, you will find a walking track climbing to the summit of The Nut. Alternatively, you can take the chairlift, which offers spectacular views across Bass Strait beaches and over the township of Stanley. There is a range of accommodation and a very good campground at Stanley. The town is a good base for exploring the forests and coastlines further to the west. The Nut is a 143 metre high massif that rises from Bass Strait and towers above the township of Stanley. You can take tours to see fur seals, penguins, sea birds and other wildlife close to Stanley. Local operators offer a range of tours. Toilets and café at car park. Picnic spot, electric barbecue, toilets, disabled access. Chairlift operates 7 days a week; caters for disabled visitors. (Chairlift closed late-June to late-August).
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Stanley is the second-last major township on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Smithton being the larger township in the Circular Head municipality. According to the 2006 census, Stanley had a population of less than 500 people.
The Nut Stanley Bushwalk at a glance:
- 10-20 minute walk to the top
- Can take the chairlift
- 1-hour circuit track around the Nut plateau
- Steep cliffs; must remain behind safety fences and supervise children
- Short, steep track to plateau
- Circuit track around the Nut is moderate.
The Nut State Reserve, home of The Nut Walk, is at Stanley and located approximately 80km west of Burnie and 22km east of Smithton. To access, take the Bass Highway (A2) and turn on to the B21. Where possible, please avoid driving in our reserves at night as wildlife is common.