Local see & do
Stanley has a huge number of historic buildings. The most sensible starting point for any exploration of the town is to visit the Discovery Centre Folk Museum in Church Street which has maps and information.
Highfield, located 6 km west of Stanley, was designed by Henry Hellyer for Edward Curr. Construction was commenced late in May 1832 and the end result was a house with 61cm thick walls, 12 rooms and ceilings 3.65 metres high. Later additions to Highfield were designed by J. Lee Archer and built during 1844-45 for the company’s second agent, James Alexander Gibson. Convict barracks, barns, stables (1836-37), chapel (1838-42) and large ornamental gardens are features of the estate.
Attractions in and around Stanely
- Historic buildings
- Woolnorth tours
- Sea aquarium
- Arts and Crafts
- Climb The Nut or take the Chair Lift
- Shearwater rookery on nut
- Stanley Discovery Museum and Genealogy Centre
- Touchwood Craft Gallery & Coffee Shop
- Tarkine adventures
- Seal & Penguin Tours
- Adventure tours on the west coast
- Allendale Gardens
- Arthur River Cruise
- Dip Falls & the Big Tree
- Rocky Cape National Park
- South Arthur Forest
- Black River Picnic Area
The Stanley Heritage Walk is a self-guided tour and takes around an hour to complete. The Stanley Visitor Information Centre can provide you with a map showing the locations of the stops, and you are free to walk and discover them at your own pace.