Lyons Cottage Historic Site


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

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1. Lookout

0.16 MILES

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

2. Chairlift

0.27 MILES

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

3. The Nut

0.29 MILES

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…

5. Stanley Discovery Museum

0.43 MILES

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…

6. Godfreys Beach

0.72 MILES

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

7. 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…

8. Rocky Cape National Park

12.97 MILES

Tasmania’s smallest national park, pinmatik/Rocky Cape, stretches 12km along Bass Strait’s shoreline. It has great significance to the local Indigenous…