The Nut State Reserve, Stanley

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A nature reserve with a view over the sea, The Nut State Reserve is a sparsely populated area where wallabies roam free. A chair lift can take you to the highest lookout point on a giant rock abutting the beach, or you may choose to hike up (with a sturdy pair of hiking boots) to get the perfect panoramic photo. The village below is a quaint place to relax after your day of exploration. Be sure to grab a seat near a window at one of the cafes, because the sunset may be the highlight of your day. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Stanley trip simple and quick.
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  • As it was late in the day we took the chairlift up walked the reserve at leisure and walked down as the chairlift closes at 5.30pm Very enjoyable with great views and possible wildlife sightings.  more »
  • what a great place stanley is. the views from up the top of the mountain were outstanding. my friends and i loved it  more »
  • You have the choice to walk up to the top or the chair lift, we chose the chair lift. The views from the top are excellent and worth making the effort to walk the perimeter track around the top of the...  more »
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  • Fabulous views and interesting information boards. Can walk up a short but very steep concrete path (400 metres) or take the cable car. There are short walks to lookouts or a longer loop walk that takes about 30 minutes. Take a jacket and rain protection as it can get very windy and cold. Fantastic views over the coast and town. Parking includes space on the lower level for longer RVs. The information centre and cafe is warm and inviting.
  • Truly beautiful place to visit. The walk to the top is very steep but isn't too long so be persistent! It's a real experience being able to see where the ocean floor drops.
  • Bit overpriced for the chair lift I thought, but was a great trip up and back. Walked all around the nut and had fantastic views. Best part was escaping the flies 😂
  • The walking track is very steep but doable. If daunted by the gradient there is an option of a chairlift. Regardless once at the top the walking tracks are well formed and suitable for all fitness levels. Allow about an hour to walk the full circuit and take in all the views and panoramic views. Be warned though the weather can change very quickly on top and it can be very cold. Be prepared. The climb up is 410 metres with and elevation of about 140 metres and the circular track about 2 kilometres. For the health nuts my wife recommends a brisk walk up the Nut, two laps jogging around the top and a steady descent down for a good work out.
  • Beutiful views. Would recommend taking the route in a clockwise direction, we went anticlockwise and thought it would be easier going the other way
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