Salt-of-the-earth characters, windswept landscapes, historic townships. Breathe in our nature, art and heritage.

Put on your boots and grab your bucket list – You are in Tasmania, one of the most pristine places on Earth. 

Fomo? Check out the Edge of the World, Stanley Nut Chairlift and Highfield House


Salt-of-the-earth characters, windswept landscapes, historic townships. Breathe in our nature, art and heritage.

Put on your boots and grab your bucket list – You are in Tasmania, one of the most pristine places on Earth.

Cow N Calf Art Gallery

The spacious  Cow N Calf Art Gallery is located in Stanley. The gallery was opened in 2010, and showcases the landscape and wilderness photography of local photographer,  David Murphy. Other local and interstate artists are featured at the gallery,  which has become a popular  destination for visitors.

15 Church St, Stanley
Open Daily: 10:00am – 5:00pm
T: 0439 251 151

Highfield House

Perched overlooking Stanley and The Nut, Highfield House was built in 1832 as the residence for the Chief Agent of the Van Diemen’s Land Company and is an historically accurate vision of gentleman’s home and farm of the 1830’s.. The house features elegant regency design, convict barracks, barns, stables and a chapel. It is a stunning example of early colonial architecture from the Regency period.

143 Green Hills Road, Stanley
Open Daily: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Entry Fee: $12 Ad, $6 Ch, $30 Fam
BOOKINGS: Not required
T: 03 6458 1100

Joseph Lyons Cottage

Lyons Cottage is a simple, single-story weatherboard home that tells a fascinating story. The quaint Victorian Georgian dwelling beneath The Nut in Stanley was the original home of Tasmania’s first and only elected Prime Minister, Sir Joseph Lyons who was premier of Tasmania from 1923 to 1928, and he led the country from 1932 to 1939.
The historic cottage is preserved in the period of the late 1800s. An intriguing display showcases Joseph Lyons’ political life, alongside that of his equally celebrated wife – Dame Enid Lyons.

14 Alexander Terrace, Stanley
T: 03 6458 1451

Dip Falls + The Big Tree

Dip Falls is spectacular after a heavy rainfall. This two-tiered waterfall is unique in its block-like rock formation. Experience Dip Falls from multiple viewing platforms and walking trails. Nearby, you will find The Big Tree – a eucalyptus with a 17m girth.

@ Dip Falls Rd, Mawbanna
T: 03 6458 1330

Penguin Viewing

Enjoy a self-guided Penguin viewing tour at the purpose-built (wheelchair and pram accessible) viewing platform, which is illuminated with special red lighting designed not disturb the world’s smallest penguins – Little Penguin – as they head to their burrows at dusk.. Best observed between September to March.

@ Godfrey’s Beach, Stanley
T: 03 6458 1330

Stanley Discovery Museum

Tucked inside a former parish hall, the Stanley Discovery Museum, run by a dedicated team of volunteers, presents a fascinating photographic history of the town dating back to the 1850s. The museum has a focus on local families and a wealth of information for those exploring their ancestry.
@ 37 Church Street, Stanley
T: 0428 581 285

The Edge of the World

Gardiner Point, at Arthur River, is known locally as The Edge of the World. The rugged coastline is battered by powerful wave; and the winds of the Roaring Forties off the Indian Ocean. Travelling west from here, you’d eventually hit landfall on the east coast of Argentina, all the way around the globe! This expanse of sea is the furthest-reaching stretch of ocean on the planet. It feels like the edge of the world..
Explore the area by boardwalk, read the poem, learn about the local history and Indigenous culture and let the wind blow your troubles away.

Arthur River
Gardiner Point, Arthur River

Rocky Cape National Park

Nestled between Table Cape ( Wynyard) and The Nut (Stanley), is pinmatic / Rocky Cape National Park.  It has striking geological features including sea caves and unusual rock formations. The landscape has a variety of walking trails that explore coastal heath, rugged headlands, deserted beaches, endemic plants and beautiful rock platforms. Interpretive signs reveal the incredible indigenous history. A Parks Pass is required for entry into Tasmania’s National Parks. There are a number of walks available form 20 min to 8hr return. There are picnic areas and toilets but NO drinking water is available in the park. Must bring drinking water, sturdy footwear, coat, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, snacks

Rocky Cape
T: 03 6458 1480

Trowutta Arch

An easy short walk, through stunning rainforest leads you to another world. Trowutta Arch was formed by the collapse of an ancient cave – the roof fell in leaving one section between two sink holes. Take your camera and be prepared to be wowed by this prehistoric wonderland.

Roger River State Reserve
Trowutta Rd, Trowutta
T: 03 6458 1330

The Nut Reserve

The Nut Reserve is a fascinating geological formation – the core of an extinct volcano – standing at 152m; providing stunning 360-degree views of Stanley township, Bass Strait and Rocky Cape National Park.   You can walk the steep  track to the top of The Nut, or take the five-minute ride on the chairlift, which traverses 250m, rising 95m to the summit. Explore The Nut plateau and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of farmlands, forests and coastlines. The walk around the top takes about an hour(4.6k) Grade 3: some bushwalking experience is recommended because there are some short steep sections, rough surfaces and lots of steps.

Stanley Nut Chairlift
Browns Rd, Stanley
Time: 9:30am – 4:15pm
$Return: Ad $19, Ch $12, Fam $50
$One Way: Ad $12, Ch $7, Fam $35
Bring: walking boots & rug up
BOOKINGS: Not Required
T: 03 6458 1482

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To qualify for participation in this project, participating businesses MUST

  • Prepare and present a signature dish that features local produce
  • Can be dine in or take away
  • Must make it available during your normal business hours from (11-20 Nov 22)
  • One Signature Dish ONLY per business 
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