See & Do

Things To See and Do in and Around Stanley

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Stanley is a quaint historic fishing village located in northern Tasmania at the base of an extinct volcanic plug called The Nut.

Located on a peninsula extending 7km north into Bass Strait and with a population of just 500 people, Stanley is a great place to visit for a couple of days, with lots of things to see and do, plus boutique shopping and a variety of dining options.

Not too far from Stanley, the west coast boasts the cleanest, most pure air in the world regularly measured at the Cape Grim weather station. The Edge of the World at the southern head of the Arthur River is a great place to witness the rough and wild seas that crash in from the Indian Ocean and the fabled Tarkine offers an adventurous drive through button grass plains and ancient rain forest.

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The Stanley Nut

The Stanley Nut

Our famous landmark. Take the chairlift or enjoy the 15 minutes walk to the top. Walk around the top (approximately 45 minutes) and take in spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, beaches and waters.

Highfield Historic Site

Highfield Historic Site

This grand Georgian homestead was built to house the director of the Van Diemen’s Land Company and is now open to the public.

Historic Village Walk

Historic Village Walk

Pick up a free interpretative guide map and walk at your own pace around this charming old town.

Osborne Helitours

Osborne Helitours

Offer a range of scenic flights around Stanley and the Tarkine.

Woolnorth Tours & Cape Grim

Woolnorth Tours & Cape Grim

A variety of tours of one of Tasmania’s biggest farms. Breathe some of the world’s cleanest air at Cape Grim on Tassie’s north west tip and marvel at the rugged west coast shores.

Stanley Seal Cruises

The Tarkine Dive

Spend the day touring along the Tarkine Drive and explore wild coastline and ancient rain rainforest.  This area is rich in aboriginal history mixed with more modern logging, fishing and mining elements.  Click here for more information.

Stanley Seal Cruises

Dip Falls

A spectacular water fall half an hour south of Stanley.

Stanley Seal Cruises

Walk Along a Secluded Beach

Stanley is surrounded by beautiful, long pristine sandy beaches.

Stanley Seal Cruises

The Big Tree

A short walk through the rain forest, to see one of Tasmania’s many “big trees”.

Stanley Seal Cruises

Bird Watching

Stanley’s coastal environment and close by forests make this a great area for spotting a wide range of birds.

Stanley Seal Cruises

Go Fishing

Stanley is a renowned fishing port, and the Stanley wharf is a famous fishing destination. The surrounding beaches also provide a good chance of a catch.

Stanley Seal Cruises

The Edge Of The World

An hour drive west of Stanley at the southern head of the Arthur River – take the short board walk over the sand dunes to see the wild west coast.

Stanley Seal Cruises

Arthur River Cruises

Cruise up the Arthur River into the Tarkine Wilderness. Enjoy a BBQ in the rain forest and have the option of an extended walk in the rainforest.

Stanley Seal Cruises

Rocky Cape National Park

Rich in Aboriginal history and a range of coastal and heath land walks.

Stanley Seal Cruises

Blue Hill Honey Experience

Taste and learn about all things honey at Blue Hill Honey Experience

Stanley Seal Cruises

The Angel’s Share

Taste an extensive range of fine and rare malt whiskeys at The Angel’s Share

Stanley has a range of cafe’s, restaurants and eateries.  Look here for all the details:Eating Out in Stanley