Top things to do in Stanley

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…
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…
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…
Modern Australian in Stanley


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…
Fish & Chips in Stanley

Hursey Seafoods

Stanley is a fishing town, so it'd be a crime not to eat seafood here. Hursey's fleet of nine fishing boats supplies fish, crayfish and scallops to the clinical-looking restaurant upstairs – locals recommend orderin…
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…
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.
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.