The Nut Tours
Read MoreShow Less
Towering above the town of Stanley on Tasmania’s northern coast, “The Nut” is a coastal, tabletop hill that rises steeply up from the shore of Stanley’s golden sands. Since much of the land around Stanley is flat, the 500 ft. “Nut” offers visitors a view of the northern Tasmanian coast, where it’s sometimes possible to see wild penguins as they roll and splash in the surf. Keep an eye out for scurrying rabbits and curious Australian padmelons, as you make the steep, 30-minute climb up the 1.8 mile trail. For hikers with any mobility issues, a chairlift operates throughout the day that makes it easy to summit The Nut and experience the view from the top. You’ll find multiple lookouts facing each direction, whether staring north across an ocean that’s flecked with whitecaps and waves, or gazing down on Stanley township where clapboard homes and carless streets give the feel of a coastal fishing village where time slinks slowly on by.
Since the trail to the top of The Nut is steep, only hikers who are relatively fit should attempt the climb to the top. Always be sure to bring snacks and water and walk with comfortable footwear, and stay away from the edge when hiking since winds can often be gusty.
Address: The Nut State Reserve, Stanley, Tasmania, Australia TAS 7331, Australia
Hours: Chairlift hours are from 9:30am-5pm daily. Trail open sunrise-sunset.
2 Tours and Activities to Experience The Nut
Enjoy the ease of a full-day shore excursion to natural and historical attractions of this region in northwest Tasmania—an ideal excursion when your cruise ship docks in Burnie. See the quaint fishing village of Stanley, The Nut, and Highfield Historc Site—an elegant Georgian estate that dates to the 1830s. You’ll hear commentary from your guide and travel in comfort by air-conditioned minivan.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are The Nut hours of operation?
The Nut hours of operation: Chairlift hours are from 9:30am-5pm daily. Trail open sunrise-sunset.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience The Nut?
The best ways to experience The Nut are:
- Cruise Ship Special from Burnie to Stanley and The Nut, with free WiFi
- Cruise Ship Excursion: Stanley
Things to do near Tasmania
- Things to do in Launceston
- Things to do in Hobart
- Things to do in Burnie
- Things to do in Port Arthur
- Things to do in Victoria
- Things to do in South Australia
- Things to do in New South Wales
- Things to do in Seven Mile Beach
- Things to do in Phillip Island
- Things to do in Mornington Peninsula
- Things to do in Great Ocean Road
- Things to do in South Island
- Things to do in Queensland
- Things to do in North Island
- Things to do in Northern Territory