See & Do
Things To See and Do in and Around Stanley
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. Click here to see our suggested itineraries.
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
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
Pick up a free interpretative guide map and walk at your own pace around this charming old town.
Offer a range of scenic flights around Stanley and the Tarkine.
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.
The Stanley Nut
Our famous landmark. Take the chairlift or 15 minutes walk to the top. Walk around the top (approx 45mins) and take in spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, beaches and waters.
The Tarkine Dive
Spend the day touring along the Tarkine Drive and explore wild coastline and ancient rain rainforest. Click here for more information.
A giant slide and board walk maze through the rainforest.
A spectacular water fall half an hour south of Stanley.
Walk Along a Secluded Beach
Stanley is surrounded by beautiful, long pristine sandy beaches.
The Big Tree
A short walk through the rain forest, to see one of Tasmania’s many “big trees”.
Stanley’s coastal environment and close by forests make this a great area for spotting a wide range of birds.
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.
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.
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.
Rocky Cape National Park
Rich in Aboriginal history and a range of coastal and heath land walks.
Blue Hill Honey Experience
Taste and learn about all things honey at Blue Hill Honey Experience
The Angel’s Share
Taste an extensive range of fine and rare malt whiskeys at The Angel’s Share
Eating Out in Stanley
31-33 Church Street
6458 1342 | Tues–Sun 9.30am–5pm
Great for morning or afternoon tea, offering cakes and scones. Also a very appealing lunch menu.
The Chocolate Gallery & Café
17 Church Street
0419 500 993 | Mon-Sun 9am–5pm
Offers a very nice selection of all things chocolate and a well priced lunch menu.
The Brown Dog
15 Church Street
6458 1354 | Mon-Sun 9am–5pm
Toasted sandwiches, cakes and coffee surrounded by beautiful home and giftwares.
LUNCH & DINNER
21 Church Street
6458 1161 | Mon–Sun; Lunch 12pm–2pm, Dinner from 6pm
Multi award winning pub that offers a great selection of local produce (including seafood) in a friendly ambient atmosphere with views over the town and Sawyer Bay. Their deck is a great place to sit to enjoy a drink and meal in the late afternoon sun.
2 Alexander Terrace
6458 1103 | Mon–Sun; Lunch 11am–2.30pm, Dinner from 5.30pm
A spacious dining room with views over the wharf and Sawyer Bay, offers a wide variety of local seafood for dine in or take away.
25 Wharf Road
6458 1263 | Mon–Fri 7am–7pm, Sat 8am–7pm, Sun 8am–5pm
Freshly cooked take aways, pizza, home cooked meals.
25 Church Street
6458 1222 | Wed–Sun from 6pm
Modern and spacious a la carte restaurant in the middle of the main street.