Backpacking Stanley

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    HEAD UP TO THE TOP OF STANLEY'S MOST FAMOUS ATTRACTION - THE EXTRAORDINARY HEADLAND - THE 'NUT', FOR SOME AMAZING VIEWS: Photo - Brian Dullaghan, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    ADMIRE SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDING REGION: Photo - Garry Moore, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    TAKE A BOAT CRUISE TO SEE HUNDREDS OF FUR SEALS AT BULL ROCK (600 METRES OFFSHORE): Photo - Southern Cross Television, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    EXPLORE THR RUGGED AND REMOTE NEARBY LANDSCAPES, LIKE THE TARKINE WILDERNESS AREA: Photo - Anson Smart, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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Stanley Highlights

  • Take the 20 minute climb or take the chairlift to the top of the extraordinary headland, known as the 'Nut', which offers some excellent 360 degree views of the surrounding area.

  • Take a four wheel drive tour into the Tarkine Wilderness area, which is an area that has gained international recognition for its temperate rainforest.

  • Chill out on some of the nice pristine sandy beaches along the Stanley coastline, which are great for swimming and sunbaking in the warmer months.

  • Explore Rocky Cape National Park, where you can see spectacular landscapes, ship wrecks, wild flowers and also discover the parks Aboriginal heritage.

  • Take a boat cruise to see the hundreds of Australian Fur Seals basking in the sunshine and frolicking playfully in the crystal-clear waters of Bass Strait at Bull Rock (600 metres offshore).

About Stanley

Population 600

Stanley is a small historic town full of beautifully preserved buildings and is best known for its extraordinary headland, known as the 'Nut'. It is a 20 minute climb to the top of the Nut, but when you get there, it offers some excellent 360 degree views of the surrounding area. You can either walk up the windy path, or take a chairlift ride to the top.

Stanley is also a good base for exploring the surrounding wilderness areas. The town is close to the Tarkine Wilderness area, which is an area that has gained international recognition for its temperate rainforest. You can travel here by guided four-wheel-drive tour.

From the town you can also take a wildlife tour, do a seal-spotting cruise, or look for some of the local penguins at the foot of the Nut. There are also many bushwalks in nearby Rocky Cape National Park.

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Stanley Visitor Information Centre

45 Main Road
Stanley, Tasmania
Phone 1300 138 229
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