Arrive in the afternoon and leave the next day :
Exit our driveway to the right, follow the scenic drive around the “Green Hills” to Highfield Historic Site. Spend up to 1 hour there then keep following the road into Stanley. Take your first left, drive past Godfrey’s Beach up to the base of The Nut. Take the chairlift up The Nut and stroll around the walking track on the top to admire the panoramic views. You may like to have afternoon tea at the Nut Rock Café or take a picnic snack with you.
Drive down to the main street and take in the charm of the historic village. Grab an ‘Under the Nut Stanley Heritage Walk’ card from our reception to help guide you around the beautiful village. Return to Stanley Seaview Inn when you are ready to sit down and relax for a while, taking in the lovely view from the property.
Next morning – drive along the water front to the wharf area to see our iconic fishing docks; you may be lucky enough to see lobster or scallops being unloaded from the boats. Enjoy a tasty morning tea or lunch at any number of cafes and browse through the gift shops before you leave Stanley.
En-route to your next destination you could visit the spectacular cascading Dip Falls and Blue Hills Honey Experience where you can taste a range of world class honey’s, learn how it is produced and enjoy a drink and eats in the fantastic new Leather & Wood Cafe. Or visit Rocky Cape National Park. We also recommend following the scenic drive around Table Cape (just West of Wynyard), and then visit The Makers Workshop which is on the Highway in Burnie.
For a great free evening activity go and see the Fairy Penguins at Godfrey Beach. Ask for a map and torches at reception.
Arrive, stay 2 or more nights and leave the next day :
For your first and last days in Stanley – follow suggested itinerary above. For the full days you have in between, choose from the following rewarding day long plans:
- Explore the northern reaches of the fabled Tarkine wilderness. Pack a picnic (there are no shops) and drive 1 hour west to Arthur River. After a short walk to ‘The Edge Of The World’, keep driving South, to follow ‘The Tarkine Drive’. Ask us for a more detailed itinerary, but this drive takes 5 to 7 hours and takes in several coastal and rainforest walks, before returning back to Stanley via Edith Creek.
- Take a full day guided tour of Woolnorth & the Wind Farm, or just take the morning tour and continue south for a nice drive to Marrawah. Lunch at the local country pub then visit the famous surf at Greens Beach. Continue onto Arthur River and take a short walk at “the edge of the world” look out.
- Drive to the rugged West coast and take the 6 hour cruise into the Tarkine wilderness, up the Arthur River. Take in the view from “the edge of the world” lookout (next land across the Great Southern Ocean is South America), before returning to Stanley.
- Relax, enjoy a peaceful day in historic Stanley without spending all day in the car driving. Look through the town’s craft shops. Walk around and admire one of Australia’s best preserved pre 1850’s