The Nut Walk, Stanley, Tasmania

Stanley, Tasmania

The Nut Walk, Stanley, Tasmania

Stanley, Tasmania
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41 m
2.79 km
Intermediate
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A fabulous must do short walk up 'The Nut' (Munatrik) which is a 143 metre high volcanic plug, rising from Bass Strait, that towers above the picturesque town of Stanley. It has stunning views!

The Nut Walk, Stanley, Tasmania

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A fabulous must do short walk up 'The Nut' which is a 143 metre high volcanic plug, rising from Bass Strait, that towers above the picturesque town of Stanley which is in Circular Head . It has stunning views!

Please keep to the path as there are many Mutton Bird (Shearwater) burrows in among the grassy sand.

The walk is a 2 km circuit around the top that is accessed by walking up a very steep 140 metre high path, or alternatively by a chairlift (but why would you ride when you can walk?).

A volcanic plug, also called a volcanic neck or lava neck, is a volcanic object created when magma hardens within a vent on an active volcano.

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Points of Interest

1. Dead centre of town

Look down on the Stanley Cementry.

2. The path up to The Nut (Munatrik)

Yes, it's very Steep!

3. Windswept path and mutton birds

It can get pretty windy atop of The Nut. Look out for Mutton Birds nesting in burrows in the grass , we found a chick scratching about in April (see link below)!

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4. From the first viewing platform

Great views to Bass Strait and Bull Rock in the background.

5. To Pebbly Bay

Looking across the sea to Pebbly Bay.

6. Fisherman's Wharf Lookout

Looking down to the King Island Ferry.

7. Steps

The path includes steps as it descends down to the trees..

8. Bush

A bit of bush on the south side of The Nut.

9. Sheoaks

Walk through as small shady forest of Sheoaks.

10. The Habour

The small habour area includes shops and cafes.

11. Highfield Lookout

A great spot to look out over the Stanley township.

12. Chairlift

If you prefer, you can catch a chairlift up or down form the Nut.

13. Some local wildlife

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Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
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