The Nut State Reserve

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The Nut State Reserve
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Natasha F
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Great!
Sep. 2021
The most amazing view from the top, after a steep 450metre zig zag walk, with plenty of rest areas if you need it. There is also a chairlift to the top if you'd prefer. A walk around the top of the nut is approximately 2k with plenty of points of interest, magnificent views and rest areas to admire the outstanding view. Brilliant on a clear and sunny day.
Written 9 September 2021
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Paul W
Sydney, Australia354 contributions
This is a must do walk for the fit
Jun. 2021
You need to be fit to get up the hill, whilst it is only about a 400 metre walk to the top, it is very steep. It is about 2km around the top of the Nut and the views are sensational. At this time of year it will be a cold wind and it can be quite strong. Also the chair lift will not operate in high winds.
Written 7 June 2021
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Norm the Nomad
Australia658 contributions
Fabulous - Highly recommended
May 2021
Today was all about walking ...and climbing ... and resting!!
But what is The Nut you ask? Well, it is an immense flat topped, volcanic plug, rising 150m straight up from the water's edge. With a 2km circular walk at the top, with fantastic views.
There is a chairlift, which makes it so much easier to get to the top - but whilst (slightly) ageing we are still overly adventurous and just can’t resist a challenge.
So off we went walking straight up the zig zag track. It was steep and we had to stop every 50m or so. But we made it (and saved a whole $22.00 !!)
Absolutely worth it - fantastic views.
And of course, the walk down was so much easier (but hard to actually stop).
Written 4 June 2021
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Siandra W
Coffs Harbour, Australia391 contributions
Great experience
May 2021 • Couples
This is a fantastic walk up very very steep but worth it. There is a chairlift if you need it. Once up the top there is a 2km walk which is lovely with great lookouts. I loved it and I was not expecting the ecosystems that grow on the nut. We saw paddy melons and bandicoots!
Written 31 May 2021
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Chakess
Bangkok, Thailand272 contributions
Beautiful scenery and walk around the summit
Apr. 2021 • Couples
We arrived The Nut about 11am.,the weather is beautiful sunshine. So we got a chairlift up and down. We walked around the circuit track. Easy to walk at the top. Recommended.
Written 23 May 2021
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Trav24
Grafton, Australia17 contributions
Impressive Headland with a View
May 2021 • Couples
Good climb with picturesque views on top of the surrounding ocean and coastlines, the walk around the nut was also a good hike although definitely recommend taking yr warm weather gear as it can gets quite blowy there.
Written 17 May 2021
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Michelle Roberts
73 contributions
Loved The Nut
Apr. 2021
We decided to go up to The Nut late in the day. We got the chairlift up for the experience and on our way down we walked. A very steep walk down. Not too far but very hard on the knees if you have knee problems. We got up to the top and it was really cold and windy (luckily we went prepared with weather proof jackets and beanies). We walked the summit of The Nut which was an amazing walk with viewing platforms and amazing views all the way around. Saw a few pademelons grazing up there too. Would highly recommend this great experience.
Written 17 May 2021
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GJC2612
Canberra, Australia11 contributions
Great walk up and around the Nut
May 2021
The walk up the Nut took us 11mins. A casual walk around the circuit track at the top. 13 mins back down.
Written 8 May 2021
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Dingo_6152
Fremantle, Australia1,785 contributions
So glad I walked around the summit
Apr. 2021
If you are visiting Stanley you can not ignore the presence of the Nut. It dominates every aspect of the landscape and provides shelter from the strong winds blowing across bass Strait.

I strongly recommend that you take a 5 minute drive out to Highfield lookout on Green Hills Road (just keep driving down Church Street) where you get some of the best views of the Nut.

There were consistent strong winds buffeting the coast whilst we were in Stanley so taking the chairlift wasn't an option, as it was closed and had been for a number of days. The only option was to hike up the walking trail and back. The climb to the top (143m) is not that long but it is fairly steep not something you'd do if you were mobility challenged. The views from the top of the Nut are spectacular and worth the climb. I didn't do the full 2.3 km circuit track around the plateau as the wind and potential downpour would have made it difficult to get around the ocean side of the walk. The views from the Highland lookout over the town of Stanley and the Stanley harbour were well worth braving the impending foul weather.

There is a cafe/gift shop and public toilets at the base of the chairlift which made a warm, cosy retreat to thaw out after my climb. I recommend you try the home made scallop pies there - they are delicious.
Written 3 May 2021
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diskali
Sydney167 contributions
Good view for a lot of uphill efforts
Mar. 2021
The road up is rather steep. In fact, I slipped on the way down due to wet surface. So take care if you are not fit and young any more.
Written 12 April 2021
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