Welcome to Stanley
At a glance, Stanley could easily just be a line of buildings huddled along the base of the ancient volcano, the Nut, but the town has an undeniable magnetism. Fishing boats piled high with cray pots bob in the harbour, penguins amble ashore and the blast of the Roaring Forties ensures that the air is exhilaratingly clear. With a couple of top-drawer tourist attractions (Highfield homestead and the Nut), an array of excellent accommodation options and a few good eateries, it's an understandably popular place to while away a day or two. In 2018, a penguin-viewing platform and boardwalk were installed at the town end of Godfrey Beach; come at dusk and you can watch little penguins wandering ashore directly beneath you.