Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Stanley
A stay in Stanley calls for sturdy walking shoes and a sense of adventure
Located under the shadow of a flat-topped volcanic plug, Stanley is a historic colonial town made up of wide-open spaces, a famous fish and chip shop and fine B&Bs. It sits along Tasmania's North West Coast and is a key hub for travellers exploring this pretty-as-a-picture corner of the Apple Isle.
Before you make too many other plans, your first stop should be Stanley’s most famous sight, the Nut. The promise of clambering up this ancient geological formation brings visitors from far and wide. Give your lungs a workout by climbing up to the summit by foot or strap yourself into the chairlift for a more cruisy ascent. The views from atop the Nut span across Bass Strait and are worth the huffing-and-puffing walk.
Many of Stanley’s historical builds have been converted into quaint cafés, art galleries and antique stores, but the old-world façades remain. Take the self-guided Stanley Heritage Walk to see it all at your own pace. On your wander you'll pass places including Poet's Cottage, The Plough Inn, Mary Bogue's Grave and Then Refectory. The route is accessible through smart phones and each stop is signposted. Looking to amp up the historical vibes of your Stanley getaway? Book into a heritage B&B or homely cottage for a stay with substance.
Make the one-hour drive to Rocky Cape National Park for excellent tracks and private beaches, or travel 30 minutes southwest towards the Tarkine. Pack a picnic to bring with you to the Tarkine and enjoy it at one of the many lunch spots hidden within towering eucalypt forests. Within the Tarkine there are also walking tracks, waterfalls, lookout points, rivers and a bounty of other wonders.
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