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The Nut State Reserve

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“steep climb”(52 reviews)
“walk up”(56 reviews)
“chair lift”(202 reviews)
Browns Road, Stanley, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6458 1286
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Reviewed yesterday

Take the chairlift or if your keen, walk, views are superb. The walks is steep so only for the fit. The top is a 2 km walk on recently upgraded gravel pathways. Easy walk with views up and down the coast. Allow an hour at...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked up the Nut on a very windy August day. The chair-lift doesn't work during winter I believe. It is very steep. You will be puffing. So worth the effort. Lovely views. It is amazing

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great views from this geological phenomenon. Be prepared for a steep climb to the top, it's not for the faint hearted! If the chairlift is working (not in Winter) , plan to go up on it if you're not fit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little town in tassie, the nut offers a little afternoon excerise but nothing too hard or really strenous. The views around are great and a nice pretty place to spend some time in nature. The town around the nut is really cute and old...More

Thank Kit_s19
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This was great achievement it was amazing ing loved it and to walk it was great absolutely loved it want to do it again Loved it big time

Thank ohmygif
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had come from QLD to see the Nut and were disappointed that the sky lift did not operate over Winter, so we had to make the very steep climb to the top, in 50km + winds. It was not easy, but once at the...More

Thank Melinda C
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is definitely a tough, steep hike to the top but the view at the top is so worth it. It took us about 45 minutes to walk up, admire the view, and walk down, so it's really not that far to get up. The...More

Thank Kourt96
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The chairlift was closed during our visit so we walked to the top. It's quite steep and really gives you a workout but the walk around the summit and the views from the lookout points are definitely worth it. Full 360 degree views for miles....More

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Awesome views from the top. You can either take the chairlift (AUD16 for return or AUD10 one way) or hike up to go to the top. The trails are paved and easy even for unfit people. If you are lucky, you may encounter with pademelons...More

Thank ChernnieIyvonny
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Visited in July and had to walk up and down, chair lift does not operate in the winter months, walk up is very strenuous and would not suit elderly people or anyone with mobility problems. If you can manage to get up the top there...More

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3 December 2017|
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Response from Miles H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gummycat. The chairlift was not operational when I was there. Bring water and plenty of rest stops as you walk up.
Russell L
17 March 2016|
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Response from homeandawaves | Reviewed this property |
The walk takes about 10-15 mins to top of the nut depending on how many stops required to take a breath or take great photos and of course much quicker to come back down. Once at the top it is just a leisurely walk around... More
17 October 2015|
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Response from Ralph G | Reviewed this property |
I think you have the answer ! My understanding is that no pets would be allowed.