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!
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.
Look down on the Stanley Cementry.
Yes, it's very Steep!
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)!
Great views to Bass Strait and Bull Rock in the background.
Looking across the sea to Pebbly Bay.
Looking down to the King Island Ferry.
The path includes steps as it descends down to the trees..
A bit of bush on the south side of The Nut.
Walk through as small shady forest of Sheoaks.
The small habour area includes shops and cafes.
A great spot to look out over the Stanley township.
If you prefer, you can catch a chairlift up or down form the Nut.