Things To See And Do
The large hill which overshadows the town, The Nut is actually the core or volcanic plug of what was once a volcano over 13 million years ago. Almost surrounded by ocean, the Nut rises 152 metres above sea level. It is now a state reserve and has a range of bird life including Short Tailed Shearwater (muttonbird), Nankeen Kestrel, Peregrine Falcons, Silver Gulls, Little Penguins and Orange Bellied Parrots.
Visitors to the Nut can either walk via a path or take the Nut Chairlift ride to the summit for a unique view of Stanley and surrounding areas. There is a 30 minute walk around the summit with lookouts and interpretation signs along the way.
Provides a fascinating sea-life experience. Located on the waters' edge alongside Stanley's fishing fleet, housed in a shed originally constructed for crayfish processing, Stanley Seaquarium transforms the building into a fascinating discovery of Tasmanian sea-life.
Joseph Lyons Cottage
This cottage is the birthplace of Joseph A. Lyons who was born here in 1879. He was Premier of Tasmania (1923-28) and the only Tasmanian born Prime Minister of Australia (1932-39). The small timber Georgian cottage is one of J. Lee Archer's original weatherboard cottages. It is furnished in the style of the 1930?s era and also displays memorabilia and photographs of the life and times of Joe Lyons.
Stanley Discovery Museum
Located in what used to be the Parish Hall for St Paul's Church, the Discovery Museum was established in 1973 as a an exhibition that will take you on a journey into Stanley's past, with relics, antiques, memorabilia, photographs, documents and a genealogy centre from 1804.