The Nut State Reserve, Stanley

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A nature reserve with a view over the sea, The Nut State Reserve is a sparsely populated area where wallabies roam free. A chair lift can take you to the highest lookout point on a giant rock abutting the beach, or you may choose to hike up (with a sturdy pair of hiking boots) to get the perfect panoramic photo. The village below is a quaint place to relax after your day of exploration. Be sure to grab a seat near a window at one of the cafes, because the sunset may be the highlight of your day. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Stanley trip simple and quick.
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  • The Nut provides excellent views of Stanley and the surrounding coast line. The walk around at the top is leisurely and suitable for all fitness types. The walk up and down on the other hand is not fo...  more »
  • The small town of Stanley in NW Tasmania has basically one thing going for it - a weird feature called affectionately 'The Nut'. Truth to tell it's not that interesting - just a weird hill that juts o...  more »
  • I went there to do the walk (2km) around the top. The view is awesome. Take around 10 mins to go at the top. It's very steep. Also, possibility to take the chairlift ($).  more »
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  • The walking track is very steep but doable. If daunted by the gradient there is an option of a chairlift. Regardless once at the top the walking tracks are well formed and suitable for all fitness levels. Allow about an hour to walk the full circuit and take in all the views and panoramic views. Be warned though the weather can change very quickly on top and it can be very cold. Be prepared. The climb up is 410 metres with and elevation of about 140 metres and the circular track about 2 kilometres. For the health nuts my wife recommends a brisk walk up the Nut, two laps jogging around the top and a steady descent down for a good work out.
  • Anyone going to Stanley will be welcomed by gorgeous views of the Nut with the backdrop of the sea. The chair lift is very scenic and a comfortable option to reach the top. Once you are in the top its a 45 min circuit with quite a few scenic lookouts and the views are spectacular.
  • Have you even been to Stanley if you haven't climbed the Nut? The climb is well worth it for the views, the excersize and the sense of accomplishment when you reach the top. The track around the top (currently being upgraded, still open though) offers stunning views from a number of lookouts and is a great activity for the whole family. Early morning and dusk are my favourite times to go, your almost guaranteed to make some wallaby friends! Not only that the early morning light and sunset are a beautiful sight to behold from the Nut
  • Great lookout points on the top, chairlift is the best option to get to summit and then complete the whole round of one kilometre on foot. The path to the top is very steep though it has hand rails. View are breathtaking, don't for your camera 📸
  • An amazing time. You'll love the scenery. And the people running the Chair are very nice. They will help you if needed. A must to do on your bucket list 🙂

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Where to stay in Stanley

The area close to The Nut--the volcanic plug that can be seen regardless of where you are in town--is particularly popular with visitors. Choose from hotels set in old, charming cottages, rental apartments right down by the water, and more modern hotels boasting pools, dining terraces, and free Wi-Fi. Farther south, you'll discover a collection of large resorts, with well-maintained grounds and outdoor pools.
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