Nuts about Stanley

Date published: 13 Apr 2018 - Written by Jasmin - Filed under tasmania

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Stanley in northwest Tasmania is a place that’ll really capture you.

We arrived into Stanley late in the evening, and then returned early the next morning, after camping outside the village. Both times we got to see its many different faces.

Highfield House once a part of the Van Diemen's Land company

Highfield House once a part of the Van Diemen’s Land company

Stanley is a tiny little fishing village, with a massive ‘nut’, what’s left of an extinct volcano, sticking up out of Bass Strait. The village and its historical buildings, cafes, museums, curio shops and small port, are built around the Nut.

The path up to the Nut

The path up to the Nut

Nearly at the top

Nearly at the top

Climb up to the top of the Nut and you’ll be blown away by the breathtaking views of the forever changing colours of the atmospheric and moody Tasman Sea. While the surrounding landscape has been shaped over time to look like the green fields of Britain, once you’re on top of the Nut, the bush and wildlife is distinctively Tasmanian.

The big blue moving across the bay

The big blue moving across the bay

Silvery light over the Bass Strait

Silvery light over the Bass Strait

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