You, Me & Friends “Favourite Places” ***The Nut in Stanley***

April 2023: Day 7 of our “Taste of Tasmania” Tour saw an early start for some, attending the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. At 9am, we all boarded the coach and headed to the North West of the island. An hour travelling, and we reached the town of Stanley, whose most prominent feature is “The Nut” – a sheer-sided bluff that is the remains of an ancient volcanic plug.

“The Nut” is a natural wonder that beckons adventurer’s and nature enthusiasts alike. For those seeking an exhilarating experience, a climb to the summit is a must. A well-maintained trial zigzags its way to the top, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding ocean, township, and the distant coastline. Alternatively, a more leisurely option is the Nut Chairlift, providing a scenic ride to the summit while allowing passengers to absorb the coastal breeze and take in the majestic views.

We took the chairlift up from the base to the summit, then walked the track that circumnavigates the flat plateau top, stopping periodically to admire the view. With not a cloud in the sky, and not a breath of wind in the air, we couldn’t have wished for a better day to see Stanley.

Stanley itself is a charming coastal town with preserved colonial buildings, adding historical allure to the picturesque setting. “The Nut” becomes not just a geological marvel but a symbol of the towns character, and a must-visit destination for anyone exploring Tasmania’s northwest. Whether you’re a nature lover, history buff, or avid hiker, “The Nut” in Stanley promises an unforgettable encounter with Tasmania’s natural grandeur.

The Nut in Stanley | Tourist Attractions | Discover Tasmania

Oh my gosh, we all had a fantastic day out. Thank you so much. I really didn’t expect to like all those weird and wonderful snacks during the "Curious Food Train" activity, and didn’t think they would all participate. The staff all keep thanking us for such a great day. Looking forward to next years event!