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$111.31 Shore Excursions

Burnie Shore Excursion to Stanley and The Nut

You will be transported from the wharf to the Maker’s Workshop in Burnie by free shuttle bus arranged by the ship’s agents. You will meet your guide at the Maker’s Workshop and transported to Stanley.Stanley is a town of perfectly preserved colonial buildings, genteel cafes and quality B&B cottages, all sheltering in the imposing shadow of the Nut, an immense flat topped, volcanic plug rising 150 metres (about 500 feet) straight up from the water’s edge.A walking track climbs to the summit of the Nut, or you can take the chairlift (at own cost, as it is oprional), with its spectacular views across Bass Strait beaches and over the town. There is a small café at the base of the Nut, where you can partake of morning tea and other refreshments.Having spent a couple of hours exploring the Nut, you can wander around the historic village of Stanley, where you will see the many historic buildings, culminating in a light lunch at one of the many eating establishments in the town.After lunch, you will be taken up to Highfield House, an historic site, which offers an historically accurate vision of a gentleman’s home and farm in the 1830s. It sits on a hillside overlooking the lands the manager would have once controlled, with view across to Stanley, the Nut and the Bass Strait beyond. The house has been restored and its elegant Regency design, convict barracks, barns, stables and a chapel are surrounded by a large ornamental garden.

$122.44 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Stanley and The Nut Day Trip from Devonport, Ulverstone or Burnie

Explore the cute and quirky fishing village of Stanley and climb the imposing rock formation - The Nut! Steeped in history, Stanley was discovered by Bass & Flinders in 1798 and named after Lord Stanley, the British Secretary of State for the Colonies. Aptly known as the ‘Edge of the World’, Stanley has also been named Tasmania’s premier Tourist Town than any other in the past decade. The town is filled with historic buildings, many over 150-years old, and including the birthplace of Joe Lyons, Australia’s only Tasmanian Prime Minister.The major attraction of Stanley is The Nut, which affords a great view right along the coast; the Nut itself is a volcanic plug which rises some 492-feet (152-meters). If you are feeling energetic, you can climb the winding path to the Nut’s plateau or, for a more relaxed version, hop onto the chairlift for uninterrupted views of Bass Strait.