Top things to do

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 2km north of town is an exceptional example of domestic architecture of the Regency period in Tasmania. Managed by the Tasmanian Par…
Top Choice Cafe in Stanley

Nut Café

Cafes at popular tourist attractions are often substandard, but that's decidedly not the case here. Stanley's best eatery by a long shot, the Nut Café serves gourmet breakfasts, delicious lunches and the best Devons…
Landmark in Stanley

The Nut

Known to the area's Indigenous people as Monatteh and labelled 'Circular Head' by Matthew Flinders, this striking 143m-high, 12-million-year-old core of an extinct volcano can be seen for many kilometres around Stan…
Modern Australian in Stanley

Xanders

The views from the rear windows of this fine diner on the main street are impressive, and the dining room's interior is very attractive, making it a lovely setting for a meal. The menu takes advantage of top-quality…
Cafe in Stanley

Chocolate Gallery & Cafe

Chocolate lovers rejoice! This cafe and chocolaterie makes and offers tastings of fudge and truffles, serves chocolate cake with coffee and also offers chocolate flavours among its 22 flavours of house-made ice crea…
Arts & Crafts in Stanley

Hearts n' Crafts

Housed in the 1911 town hall building, this community shop sells items hand made by members of the local community. You'll find knitting, jams, embroidery, patchwork, jewellery and much more. It's manned by voluntee…
Fish & Chips in Stanley

Hursey Seafoods

Hursey's operates a fleet of nine fishing boats and is known for its catches of fish, crabs and southern rock lobster. There's a cavernous restaurant upstairs, but most locals recommend ordering takeaway from the gr…
Pub Food in Stanley

Stanley Hotel

This pub serves good bistro fare, including year-round fresh seafood – crayfish in season – and servings the size of the Nut itself. There's a scattering of vegetarian and vegan options on the menu.
Food & Drinks in Stanley

Providore 24

Cheeses, oils, wines and other edible goodies that Tasmania has to offer fill this classy gourmet food and homewares store at the top of the main street.
Viewpoint in Stanley

Lookout

Good vantage point from the Nut out over Stanley and beyond.