Things to Do


Stanley is situated on Tasmania's north-west coast, and boasts a wealth and diversity of natural and cultural heritage. A winner of multiple tourism and tidy town awards, Stanley is a beautiful town with significant history. There is a golf course, fishing, scenic walks and beaches all on offer. 

Stroll through the township's historic streets, browsing galleries, shopping or eating in restaurant and cafes with great local produce. Stanley is located only 15 minutes from the major township of Smithton, making it an ideal place to relax and explore the area or enjoy an extended business stay.

Stanley Village Waterfront Accommodation - Climb The Nut

Climb the Nut

The nut is the core or volcanic plug of what was once a volcano over 13 million years ago.  Almost surrounded by ocean, the Nut rises 152 meters above sea level. You can walk up the Nut via a track or you can take a chairlift to the summit for a birds eye view. There is a 30 minute walk with interpretation and lookouts around the summit to enhance the spectacular views.

Stanley Village Waterfront Accommodation - Explore the Tarkine Drive

Explore the Tarkine Drive

The Tarkine Drive will guide you through the dramatic and breath taking wilderness. Experience unique flora and fauna, globally significant rainforests and wild river landscapes and dramatic coastlines.  The scenic drive is full of walks, lookout sites and picnic spots for you to explore.  The drive can be done in two sections, rainforest or coastal.


Stanley Village is located within easy walking distance of these Stanley attractions -

  • Stanley Nut
  • Historic Highfield Estate
  • Stanley Heritage Walk
  • Stanley Discovery Centre and Museum
  • Stanley Seaquarium
  • Stanley Seal Cruises
  • Joe Lyons Cottage
  • Fishing & Golf
  • Craft Shops and galleries
Stanley Village Waterfront Accommodation - Stanley Nit and Highfield Historic Sight
Stanley Village Waterfront Accommodation - Dip Falls

The perfect base for day trips to:

  • The Tarkine Drive

  • The Trowutta Arch
  • Allendale Gardens & Rainforest Walk
  • Woolnorth
  • Rocky Cape National Park
  • Dip Falls and the Big Tree
  • Arthur River Cruises
  • Marrawah Surf Beaches

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