What to do

Around Stanley, there are plenty of captivating activities to enjoy amidst its stunning natural landscapes and rich history. One of the must-do experiences is hiking up the Nut, a prominent volcanic plug that offers panoramic views of the town, ocean, and surrounding countryside. For history enthusiasts, a visit to Highfield Historic Site showcases a beautifully preserved 19th-century homestead and gardens, providing insights into the area’s colonial past.

Take leisurely walks along the pristine beaches, such as Godfreys and Tatlows Beach, to revel in the tranquility of the coastline or the self-guided Stanley Heritage Walk so you can discover our wonderful town at your own pace.  You also have the opportunity to elevate your exploration by renting e-bikes, stand-up paddleboards or surfboards of take a fishing or seal charter should you wish to delve deeper into your adventure.

For coastal charm, the Three Sisters and The Doughboys tracks near Stanley offer mesmerising vistas of Bass Strait and rocky formations.  Wildlife enthusiasts will appreciate visiting the nearby Tarkine Wilderness, known for its diverse flora and fauna. 

Whether it’s immersing in nature’s beauty, exploring historical sites, or enjoying culinary delights, Stanley offers a remarkable range of activities for every traveller to relish.  

Eat, Drink, Shop

Indulge in the local cuisine, where you can relish the flavours of locally sourced seafood and farm-fresh Tasmanian produce and explore unique shopping experiences showcasing Tasmanian produce surrounded by picturesque coastal charm:

  • Stanley Hotel Bistro
  • Stanley Seafood
  • Touchwood Cafe
  • Marleys @ Sticks and Stones Shells and Bones
  • The Brown Dog
  • Stanley Takeaway
  • Stanley Wine Bar
  • Shaydys @ Stanley Golf Club
  • Nut Rock Cafe
  • Hursey Seafoods
  • The Angel’s Share
  • The Providore 24
  • Cow ‘N’ Calf Art Gallery
  • Crossland Antiques and Collectables