Things to do in Stanley

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  • TravellinWoodys
    Goulburn and Surrounds, Australia99 contributions
    We rode the chairlift to the top. Quick and easy 5 minute ride. Lovely views. We walked around the top which is quite easy, and enjoyed the fresh air and spectacular ocean views!

    Stanley itself is a very clean and tidy town. The buildings are very well maintained and the town has a beautiful heritage feel.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Charles V
    Liston, Australia16 contributions
    Outstanding experience. The volunteers have created a well preserved slice of early settler life. History comes alive through the house, the guides and items on display.
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
    Decided to do the Heritage Walk but cheated, used a combination of car and feet from point to point. I started at Marine Park and visited the first five locations, returned to the car and drove to the shops and completed the remainder by combination walk and drive. Interesting history and the volunteer at Joe Lyons Cottage held me in thrall with his knowledge.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 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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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
    I visited the first five Heritage sites solo, really, the cottage was the main interest for me here. Very knowledgeable volunteer accompanied me while I viewed the cottage and memorabilia. Great history on display and an apt tribute to a simple but remarkable man. I wasn't aware that his wife, Dame Enid Lyons, was the first woman elected to the federal House of Representatives until advised by my guide..
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Michelle Roberts
    74 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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  • avidtraveller
    Adelaide, Australia541 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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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
    We had to sit in the car, the wind so strong that I gave up the struggle to open the door. Enjoyed the view across to the Nut, the beach and the township. Then came the sudden squall, time to move.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 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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  • jillyo88
    Reservoir, Australia244 contributions
    Just watching the waves on a very winters day is comfort for the soul. Godfrey’s Beach is unspoiled nature at its best
    Written 11 May 2021
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  • Pauline R
    7 contributions
    We have visited beautiful Stanley a few times and seeing these delightful little birds is always a highlight. Unfortunately, on this night our experience was spoiled by people turning torches on, using their mobile phones and speaking loudly, despite being politely asked to be quiet. In the end we had to walk away. While the humans spoilt the experience, the fairy penguins we saw were utterly delightful.
    Written 7 March 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia6,668 contributions
    The church is a compact Romanesque design, dating to 1930 when it replaced its predecessor whose solid walls created moisture problems in adverse weather conditions. The foundation stone was laid by Archbishop Hayden on November 9th 1930 and the church consecrated in March 1931. The church was open for a funeral service when I visited so I exercised discretion and departed.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • travelgirl254
    Perth, Australia179 contributions
    Best retail therapy shop in Stanley. The shop is bigger than it appears from the front and stocks a wide variety of quality merchandise. Great selection of souvenir gifts like Tasmanian food as well as jewellery, clothes, accessories and so much more. Even fresh gourmet supplies for your picnic. We’ll laid out and displayed. Friendly lady at the counter too. A must visit in Stanley.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • HMARMAC
    Ulverstone, Australia61 contributions
    My wife and I recently traveled around Tasmania as part of her birthday celebrations. We had a great start in Stanley, made even more so by the Tasmania Wine and Food bar. This is a lovely, eclectic bar, which reminded me of the Speakeasy bars being replicated in Australia's capital cities. There are multiple seating areas to choose from (including outside on a warm day), with each of the inside areas decorated in a different theme.

    The choice of wines was excellent, and a great example of some fine Tassie whites and reds. The bar staff were extremely knowledgeable and very friendly, and were more than willing to offer advice on what might suit. We were in Stanley for three days and visited this bar each day. On the final day we had a charcuterie platter which was divine. It was a lovely mix of soft and hard cheeses, meats, olives, dried and fresh fruit, toasted bread and crackers. Suffice to say we didn't really need a large dinner that night!

    You will have missed a great opportunity should you come to Stanley and not visit this wonderful bar.
    Written 12 April 2022
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  • Jenny Y
    Port Sorell, Australia76 contributions
    My review is not for the cruise but for the cafe. We had a late breakdast there yesterday and it was delicious. A large tray of home-made biscuits was coming out of the oven as we walked in. One friendly, super organised lady catered for a steady flow of customers. Our breakfast was perfectly cooked and extremely well-priced. Wish we had still been around for lunch.Highly recommend...
    Written 28 September 2020
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