Holidays in The Nut State Reserve

Holiday Travel Guide
The Nut State Reserve

Ride the scenic chairlift or walk to the plateau of an ancient volcanic plug and look out across the town of Stanley and the wild seas of Bass Strait.

The Nut State Reserve protects the magnificent surroundings of Stanley’s picturesque coastal bluff. Rising out of the waters of the Bass Strait, the Nut is a landmark in northwest Tasmania and a fantastic spot to experience coastal views and fresh sea air. Hike the zigzagging path up the Nut’s sheer face or cruise to the peak of the formation on a enchanting chairlift ride.

The Nut is a distinctive silhouette on the horizon of the northwest coast, instantly recognisable from many different seaside villages and rural townships in the region. Named Circular Head by the explorers Bass and Flinders in 1798, the Nut is a much-loved scenic attraction for locals and visitors. Challenge yourself to the 1-hour roundtrip walk up and down the zigzagging stairways that scale the bluff. As you walk, be sure to take plenty of stops to look at the spectacular views unfolding behind you. Alternatively, catch the chairlift and soar over the sheer sides of the Nut, alighting on its flat-topped peak after a few minutes.

On top of the Nut, you’ll find the Nut Summit Circuit. This trail loops around the Nut State Reserve on the bluff’s peak, providing panoramic lookouts and boundless ocean views. Look directly down on the township of Stanley and watch fishing boats sailing in and out of the wharf. You might see windsurfers or yachts sailing around Stanley Harbour.

Gaze toward the northeast out into the rugged swell of Bass Strait. Surfers can be seen taking on the swell at Godfreys Beach, which extends from the northern edge of the state park. Look to the northwest of the reserve to spot the Highfield Historic Site, which contains a historic house dating back to the early 1800s.

Visit the Nut State Reserve at any time of the year for free. The chairlift has a fee and operates daily between September and early June.

75 Cheap Hotels Near The Nut State Reserve

Stanley Cabin & Tourist Park
Stanley Cabin & Tourist Park
3 out of 5
23A Wharf Road, Stanley, TAS
The price is AU$115 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Situated in Stanley, this beach holiday park is within a 10-minute walk of The Nut State Reserve, Stanley Discovery Museum and Genealogy Centre, and The Nut ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (124 reviews)
Stanley- what a delight!
"From the moment we checked in we knew we were going to enjoy our stay. Our cabin was cosy and clean and we were given tips on where to go and what to see. This town is just divine!"

Reviewed on 9 Sep. 2021

Stanley Cabin & Tourist Park
Stanley Seaview Inn
Stanley Seaview Inn
3.5 out of 5
58 Dovecote Road, Stanley, TAS
The price is AU$119 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Situated by the sea, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Perkins Bay, Stanley Golf Club and Stanley Discovery Museum and Genealogy Centre. Sawyer Bay and Stanley ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (516 reviews)
"Property was great. Nice little bar inside. Staff are friendly and was a very comfortable nights sleep. Top marks to the property."

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2021

Stanley Seaview Inn
Hanlon House Bed and Breakfast
Hanlon House Bed and Breakfast
4.5 out of 5
6 Marshall Street, Stanley, TAS
The price is AU$149 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Stanley bed & breakfast is in the historical district, steps away from The Nut State Reserve and Stanley Discovery ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (215 reviews)
"I enjoyed the ideosyncratic furnishings and the laid back approach of the staff, which may not suit everybody. The unconventional decor brings echoes of former times when the accommodation style must have been more upmarket. I'm looking forward to spending more time there."

Reviewed on 18 Dec. 2021

Hanlon House Bed and Breakfast
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top The Nut State Reserve Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Stanley Hotel & Apartments
Stanley Hotel & Apartments
3 out of 5
19-21 Church St, Stanley, TAS
The price is AU$110 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
Stanley Hotel & Apartments
Stanley Cabin & Tourist Park
Stanley Cabin & Tourist Park
3 out of 5
23A Wharf Road, Stanley, TAS
The price is AU$115 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Stanley Cabin & Tourist Park
Stanley Seaview Inn
Stanley Seaview Inn
3.5 out of 5
58 Dovecote Road, Stanley, TAS
The price is AU$119 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Stanley Seaview Inn
Hanlon House Bed and Breakfast
Hanlon House Bed and Breakfast
4.5 out of 5
6 Marshall Street, Stanley, TAS
The price is AU$149 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Hanlon House Bed and Breakfast
The Ark Stanley
The Ark Stanley
4.5 out of 5
18 Wharf Road, Stanley, TAS
The price is AU$306 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
The Ark Stanley
Stanley Village Waterfront Accommodation
Stanley Village Waterfront Accommodation
2.5 out of 5
11-17 Wharf Road, Stanley, TAS
The price is AU$187 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
Stanley Village Waterfront Accommodation
Touchwood Cottages
Touchwood Cottages
3.5 out of 5
31 Church St, Stanley, TAS
The price is AU$196 per night from 18 Jan. to 19 Jan.
Touchwood Cottages
Noah's
Noah's
4 out of 5
3 Victoria St, Stanley, TAS
The price is AU$269 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Noah's
Aston on Alexander - boutique accommodation
Aston on Alexander - boutique accommodation
4 Alexander Terrace, Stanley, TAS
The price is AU$372 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
Aston on Alexander - boutique accommodation
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.