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The Nut State Reserve

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“steep climb”(53 reviews)
“walk up”(58 reviews)
“chair lift”(205 reviews)
Browns Road, Stanley, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6458 1286
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Yes Stanley is a windy place. Standing ontop of an exposed hill makes it more so. The Nut is an extraodinary geological feature looming above the village of Stanley and can be seen miles away. At the top there are excellent views over the town...More

4  Thank TassieTravellers99
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Being well over 60 years of age, and with knee problems, we were looking forward to taking the chairlift to the Nut, then walking around the top and admiring the views surrounding the Nut and Stanley. Alas... even though we were there on a Saturday,...More

6  Thank Ippy47
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All reviews steep climb walk up chair lift walked down well worth the effort coming down walking track views are amazing cable car great walk both ways take your time chairlift ride bass strait visit stanley zig zag 2km
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walked up on a sunny November morning. Take it slow. Enjoy the view. Walk round the reserve. We were lucky and sighted pademelons. Great photos

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Reviewed 5 days ago

When i did my research i considered using the chair lift, however when i got there i decided to be brave and walk it.. OH MY. it was so steep, felt like i was climbing a cliff.. but it was a short walk up there....More

Thank Idge H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught the chairlift early in the morning and returned by same finishing with a coffee in the cafe & gift shop. We enjoyed an easy well marked walk around the Nut with spectacular views out to sea and over the township of Stanley. Well...More

Thank CathieM959
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up the steep path to the top of the Nut. We have reasonable fitness but if you are prepared to take the time most people could make it - but NOT if you have health issues as it is very steep in parts...More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views well worth the effort to visit. The weather is very unpredictable and we weren’t able to take the return chairlift ride, but it was all part of the experience. If you’re visiting Stanley, you need to do this.

Thank Safari817025
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the chair lift to the top and the walking track with excellent views. Around 2 km the top with some steps.

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see, must do experience if in Stanley. The chair lift is comfortable and the view is jaw droppingly good. It was windy and cold and yet ruggedly beautiful. I found this feat of nature totally enchanting and very easy to navigate....More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chairlift ride is included if you can spare a few $$$, otherwise can up to the top of The Nut for no cost. WARNING: Prepare for some cold and very windy conditions but you will be rewarded with some spectacular views right along the north...More

Thank Rodney_Heidi_Taylor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chairlift is affordable and if on a budget you can walk down, not for the faint hearted. The circular track is about two kilometres and should be taken in a clockwise direction to avoid walking up a large number of stairs. Up slopes are well...More

Thank Frequenttravello
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to Stanley in Northwest Tasmania is incomplete without a visit to "The Nut" ..described as an ancient Volcanic "plug" with a flatish top !!!!!. Great views from the top back across the township...out across Bass Strait and inland across the rolling green hills...More

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3 December 2017|
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Response from 439milesh | 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.