The Nut Chairlift, Stanley

Take a leisurely chairlift ride to the top of the Nut, a solidified lava lake of a long-extinct volcano. Its presence provides a striking backdrop to historic Stanley. The 400 metre walk which ascends 100 metres can be torturous, so visitors have the option of walking or using the chair lift.

The Nut is an extraodinary geological feature looming above the village of Stanley and can be seen from a great distance. At the top there are excellent views over the town and Bass Strait. There is a diversified circular walk around the top of the Nut with a number of well formed viewing platforms. Most of the walk is through windy grasslands with several lookouts, but one section is through a small forest and has an enchanted feel. The track is nearly 2 kilometres long. There is a sheltered gully which provides welcome relief from the strong wind that was blowing. .

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