Stanley attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Stanley

Highfield Historic Site

Built in 1835 for the chief agent of the Van Diemen’s Land Company, this homestead, poised 2km north of town, is an exceptional example of domestic architecture of the Regency period in Tasmania. Managed by the Tasm…
Mountain in Stanley

The Nut

Known to the area's Indigenous people as Moo-Nut-Re-Ker and labelled 'Circular Head' by explorer Matthew Flinders, this striking 143m-high, 12-million-year-old core of an extinct volcano can be seen for many kilomet…
Cable Car in Stanley


This chairlift travels up to the top of the Nut, with lookouts and a 2km circuit walk atop this 143m-high extinct volcano.
Viewpoint in Stanley


Good vantage point from atop the Nut over Stanley and beyond, located a short walk south of the chairlift.
Museum in Stanley

Stanley Discovery Museum

Housed in a small hall next to the 1880s St Paul's Anglican Church, Stanley's local history museum has a collection of historic photographs as well as exhibits on marine history. Its main focus is family history (re…
Beach in Stanley

Godfreys Beach

There is a large colony of little (or fairy) penguins at Godfreys Beach, near the cemetery at the base of the Nut.
Historic Site in Stanley

Lyons Cottage Historic Site

This modest cottage was the birthplace of Prime Minister Joseph Lyons (1879–1939).
Beach in Stanley

Tatlows Beach

Sheltered town beach.