Interactive Map of Stanley Tasmania  |  The Nut and Bass Strait

This map of Stanley will throw the Northeast Coast of Tasmania into focus. Stanley Tasmania is one of the most picturesque areas of the State, and one which is well worth visiting.

Located near Smithton, the Arthur River, Wynyard, Woolnorth and Burnie, it is the ideal base from which to explore this interesting part of Tasmania.

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Things to Look for  |  Map of Stanley

Driving Times to Stanley  |  Map of Stanley

If you arrive into Tasmania on the Spirit of Tasmania Ferry, it is about 1.5 hours drive to Stanley.

From Cradle Mountain, cut through on the C132 Cradle Mountain Road to the A10 Murchison Highway and head north towards Burnie.

At Yolla take the B26 Mount Hicks Road and join the A2 Bass Highway just to the west of Burnie. The Drive will take about 2 hours.

Map of Stanley Tasmania Nut View From Highfield

From Hobart it is about 5 hours to Stanley via the A1 Heritage Highway through the Midlands and on to Burnie, and then the A2 out to Stanley.

Do not try the route from Hobart to Stanley through Strahan unless you allow about 2 days for the trip.

If going this way, I recommend at least one night in Strahan.

History of Stanley  |  Map of Stanley

In 1825, the Van Diemens Land Company was granted rights to much of the Northeast tip of Tasmania, and the first settlers and farmers arrived in 1826.

While agriculture is still a main industry around Stanley, it is also an important fishing and tourism town.

The old whalers and sealers cottages that make up the heart of the town have been preserved and modernised.

Map of Stanley Tasmania Panorama of Township

The Nut  |  Map of Stanley

Dominating the Stanley skyline is the geologic formation called The Nut. The Nut is the remaining core plug of an ancient volcano.

The sloping sides have been eroded away to leave the harder, dense rock of the core poking straight up to form a flat topped cylinder.

The nut is 143 metres (470 feet) high and can be climbed by way of a foot track from the village. A chairlift also operates to the top of The Nut.

Map of Stanley Tasmania The Nut and Cape Grim Cattle

Farming and Agriculture  |  Map of Stanley

The chocolate brown earth of the Northwest of Tasmania is very fertile and still grows a wide range of crops from onions to flowers.

The beef from Cape Grim cattle is highly prized throughout Australia and Asia by top restaurants.

Map of Stanley Tasmania Hursey Seafoods Cafe

Fishing and Seafood  |  Map of Stanley

Fishing boats still work Bass Strait from Stanley, and fresh fish and seafood can be purchased direct from Hursey Seafoods in the Village. Look for the big, red lobster over the cafe and fish processing building.

Map of Stanley Tasmania Woolnorth Wind Farm

Woolnorth and the Wind Farm  |  Map of Stanley

If you get a day without wind in Stanley it will be very unusual. Northwest Tasmania sits in the teeth of the “Roaring 40s”, the weather system that whips around the bottom of the globe, causing strong westerly winds on most days.

This results in the cleanest air on the planet being at Cape Grim, to the west of Stanley, and also drives the turbines of the Woolnorth Wind Farm. Day tours of Woolnorth are available, but you should book in advance during the December to March period.

Map of Stanley Tasmania Horizon Deluxe Apartments

Hotels in Stanley  |  Map of Stanley

The most deluxe view accommodation in Stanley is Horizon Deluxe Apartments, but since there are only two units, it is wise to book in advance. Down in the Village, @ VDL and some of the renovated cottages make for an interesting stay of it.

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East Coast Self Drive Tour: 7 Day 6 Night

Best of East Coast: Hobart / Mt Field, Port Arthur, Freycinet, Launceston

Includes: Accommodation, Car Hire, Entrances, Full Itinerary

from $ A1,490 pp

View East Coast Tour

Wilderness & Beaches: 8 Day 7 Night

Highlights: Launceston, Cradle Mountain, Strahan, Hobart, Freycinet

Includes: Accommodation, Car Hire, Entrances, Full Itinerary

from: A$1,525.00 pp

View Wilderness Tour 


Tassie Icons – Start Hobart – 9 Day 8 Night

Highlights: Hobart, Port Arthur, Mt Field, Strahan, Cradle Mountain, Freycinet

Includes: Accommodation, Car Hire, Entrances, Full Itinerary

From A$1,935 pp

Tassie Icon Tour




Experience Hobart’s not-to-be-missed star attraction Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art & a wine tour.

Mona Day Trips 


Head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where you can come face to face with the iconic endangered Tasmanian devil.

Tassie Devil Day Trips 


A must do while in Tasmania is to experience the magnificent splendour that is Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park.

Cradle Mt Day Trips



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More Information on Woolnorth Wind Farm:  Woolnorth Wind Farm – Wikipedia