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  • MAB
    Manly, New South Wales, Australia325 contributions
    A breathtaking walk up a very steep path to the top. Well worth the climb. The views at the top are extensive over the water and terrain. Fabulous. It can get windy so hold onto your hats. Then walk down the hill. there is a chairlift for people who need it. A great shop and cafe is at the bottom of the chairlift. Time for a Devonshire tea.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Ann B
    13 contributions
    What an incredible historic place..so interesting to learn more about history of early days in Tasmania..well looked after..grounds are beautifully kept..thank you.
    Written 9 November 2023
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  • Lisa A
    1 contribution
    This is a delightful experience, we stood at the end of the wooden platform, this is where most of the birds walked up from the sea.
    I recommend a torch over using a phone with cellophane a torch is way better and the phone light annoyed people and no one internally wants to do that.
    Well worth it, they are very cute
    Written 20 November 2023
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  • Kerrie Lena
    Sydney, Australia74 contributions
    This is a walk the whole family can do & by the Sea with ocean views galore & in a quaint country town setting. Quaint little stores are dotted everywhere & it is a nice day out in the freshest air you could imagine.
    Written 16 October 2023
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  • avidtraveller
    Adelaide, Australia552 contributions
    I purchased a beautiful glass plate made by a local artist - very friendly service - we had a great chat regarding the local area.
    Written 6 May 2021
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  • PeterLangston
    Tamworth, Australia1,005 contributions
    Towards the end of the row, Joe Lyons Cottage, managed by Tasmanian National Parks but manned by volunteers, sits in all its humility. It was the birthplace of the former Premier of Tasmania and Prime Minister of Australia. A tiny two or three bedroom dwelling, it has be restored lovingly and there is plenty of information about Lyons and his even more estimable wife, Dame Edith Lyons, the first female member of the House of Representatives. A remarkable lady. I particularly liked the picture of then Prime Minister Lyons, standing on the deck of the ship bringing him home to Australia, with a little, ringleted Shirley Temple holding his hand.
    Written 9 February 2023
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  • Toowoombatourist
    Toowoomba, Australia301 contributions
    The Nut can be seen for miles as you approach Stanley and offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. To get to the top though, you have to decide if you want to walk the steep, winding path to the top (lots of energetic people do it) or take a 5 minute or so, ride up on the old-school open chairlift (our choice, despite the wind the day we were there). The chairlift is not the new, fancy gondola style but that just adds to its charm - also the staff were very helpful and clear in their instructions in how to best get on and jump off the chairlift and which directions to take for the walks once you arrive at the top.
    To be honest, even though there was a strong wind blowing that day, the trip up was actually pretty calm & steady - the winds tended to hit again once you walked to the designated lookout areas. The views are stunning and the paths at the top are easily negotiable.
    A nice cafe and gift shop is located near the ample carparking area.
    Written 15 December 2023
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    Friendly, efficient, helpful, outstanding local knowledge and, patience, when we sought to book a Bruny Island tour. Made a number of calls to her connections and we were soon booked with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys for the full day tour and pick-up at Kettering. There is an extensive range of brochures and pamphlets and staff that are prepared to go that extra yard for us tourists. If you arrive in Stanley and are unprepared, head into the Information Centre, you won't be disappointed.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • westy54
    Sydney, Australia9,050 contributions
    This lookout is located on Dovecote Lane, less than a five minute drive from Highfield House. There is quite a large car park and an elevated viewing stand on the opposite side of the road to the car park. Unfortunately the viewing stand is further away from the Nut than the car park and the view from the top is obstructed by power lines.

    There is also a monument that has a model of a biplane sitting on a stone pedestal dedicated to Arthur Leonard Long who was an Australian aviator and the first person to fly from Tasmania across Bass Strait to the mainland. He flew from Stanley to Torquay, Victoria on 17 December 1919 Boulton Paul P.9 biplane.

    It is not clear to me as to the deeds of H.A. (Jimmy) Lane.
    Written 23 August 2023
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    Wonderful local museum showcasing the town and with emphasis on local families since establishment. The building itself is historic, St Paul's Church former Parish Hall, and has been home to the museum since 1973. The displays reflect Stanley's past with various relics, antiques, memorabilia, photographs, documents and a genealogy centre from 1804 to the 1900's. The enthusiasm and knowledge of the volunteer ladies was exceptional.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Michelle Roberts
    83 contributions
    Great lookout on the way into Stanley to take that good old selfie overlooking The Nut. With a little viewing platform you will always get a perfect shot with The Nut in the background
    Written 17 May 2021
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  • C...
    Victoria, Australia64,948 contributions
    I arrived here late in the afternoon on an overcast day. It is exceptionally easy to locate and has a huge carpark... because the beach is curved... I believe it would protect you from extreme weather changes. There is a toilet block nearby and there is a monument here to learn about the local area.

    The beach invites you to slip down for a few moments and enjoy the solitude. There was no-one else on the beach the day I was there... there was one other male in a car in the carpark (probably escaping from having to go home to mow lawns or something :) ).
    Written 13 February 2021
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