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Distance & Driving times from major cities
Burnie to Stanley
78 km
Launceston to Stanley
210 km
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About Stanley

Located on the tip of a peninsula on the north-west coast of Tasmania, the historic town of Stanley is known for its beautifully preserved colonial buildings, craft shops, art galleries and cafes. The main attraction is the steep volcanic plug known as 'the Nut'.

Stanley makes the ideal base from which to explore local wilderness areas. Start off with a seal spotting cruises, or watch the penguin parade at the base of the Nut. Rocky Cape National Park offers visitors numerous bush walks.

Places to Visit

Highfield Historic Site
Highfield gives an insight to how the area’s first European settlers lived. Located just 2 km north of Stanley, Highfield Historic Site, includes the homestead built in 1837 for the headquarters of the Van Dieman's Land Company which planned to establish a fine merino wool industry as well as a large grazing operation. The site also includes original workers' cottages, barns, stables, barracks, schoolhouse and a chapel nearby. Highfield Historic site is open daily from Sept - May, reduced hours June - Aug.

Tarkine Wilderness Area
Nearby is another famous landmark just to the south is the Tarkine Wilderness Area. It has received international recognition for its temperate rainforest.

The Nut
Stanley is famous for its distinctive landmark 'The Nut’, an ancient volcanic plug rising 150 metres, discovered by the explorers Bass and Flinders in 1798. It is possible to walk to the top of The Nut via a steep track, alternately, take the chairlift and enjoy uninterrupted views of Bass Strait.

The Nut also offers several opportunities for bird watching with many species including migratory birds such as shearwaters and orange bellied parrots, as well as kestrels and colonies of fairy penguins.


Stanley has an average maximum temperature of 20 degrees Celsius in January and 12.5 degrees Celsius in June.

Getting There

You can get to Stanley with an easy 1 hour’s drive from Burnie on the A2.

Burnie Airport offers air access to Melbourne, King Island and Devonport. Buses and car-hire facilities are available at the airport.

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