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The Nut State Reserve

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Browns Road, Stanley, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6458 1286
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Stanley and The Nut Day Trip from Devonport, Ulverstone or Burnie
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“steep climb” (47 reviews)
“chair lift” (182 reviews)
“walk up” (48 reviews)
Browns Road, Stanley, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get the chairlift up then it’s a 2km circuit around the top. Breathtaking views with a good walking path. Stop at the bottom for an ice cream from the cafe.

Thank LabRat23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Rock formation is a strange one and I found it cute. The nearby town is really small and the food options are pricey though so maybe pack a lunch.

Thank Christine K
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're keen to use the chairlift I suggest you check with the operator for operating times and wind conditions. The walking track is very steep, yet only approx 400 metres in length. Good, sound path with hand rails most of the way. My 77...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A ride on the chairlift is a great experience. If it was very windy or wet it wouldn't be quite so good but for us, the weather gods were kind! At the top is a relatively easy 2k walk around the summit on a good...More

Thank trevor1949
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chairlift is the easy way to the top and it is reasonably priced. Once at the top there is a track that takes you all the way around the rock. There is interesting wildlife, we even saw a snake. The views are really good.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Forget the chairlift, the walk is steep and it is quite high but the path is in good condition and should present no difficulties to anyone unless they have mobility issues. The walk around the top is very pleasant. While we were there it was...More

Thank Nick99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is steep but magnificent. Chairs to pause on the way as Chairlift not working. But worth it for the view. Love Stanley. Bring your water bottle. Windy up the top so not perfect for a wine a cheese picnic! But what a view buffeted...More

Thank Miles H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Caught a perfect sunset right from my way up The Nut. It was a steep but short climb to the top but definifely worth it. The whole circuit took only an hour and allows you to view the ocean and changing landscapes. Their town at...More

Thank Qiaz H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from the top of the Nut is outstanding. We went early in the morning which wasn't real clear at the start. By the time we finished the walk, it was clearing off. If I did it again, I would wait for it to...More

Thank JOHN G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Stanley for two nights which is a lovely little town. We took the chair lift up The Nut and spent about 2 hours wandering around admiring the fantastic views and wildlife. I would definitely recommend if you are in Stanley.

Thank Andrew W
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3 December 2017|
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Response from Miles H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gummycat. The chairlift was not operational when I was there. Bring water and plenty of rest stops as you walk up.
Russell L
17 March 2016|
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Response from homeandawaves | Reviewed this property |
The walk takes about 10-15 mins to top of the nut depending on how many stops required to take a breath or take great photos and of course much quicker to come back down. Once at the top it is just a leisurely walk around... More
16 October 2015|
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Response from Ralph G | Reviewed this property |
I think you have the answer ! My understanding is that no pets would be allowed.