Stanley is famous for its runs of Blue Warehou, also known as Snotty Trevally from the Stanley Wharf. Freshwater fishing can be found at Lake Mikany. Nelson Bay located at the mouth of the Arthur River is a thriving fishing destination. The onset of spring can see sea-run trout and salmon active.
One of the best things about surfing and windsurfing in Tasmania is as long as you're willing to travel you will always find a great ride. Marrawah's big Southern Ocean groundswells challenge the best. Bring your wetsuit - like anywhere else in Southern Australia, you'll need it.
A kilometre further along the road visitors can marvel at the Big Tree, a eucalypt obliqua some 17 metres around its girth in the wet eucalypt forest. The pathways to the viewing platform and the Big Tree are suitable for disabled access. There are also toilet facilities.
There are several walks throughout the park, ranging from 50 minutes up to 6 hours. Barbeque facilities are available as well as toilets and information booths. A National Parks Pass is required.
A relaxing and secluded barbeque area surrounded by forest is located on either side of the Black River. It is great for swimming and fishing for black fish and trout. Visitors can cross the river over a concrete ford if the water is shallow enough (check the depth guage), and travel onto Mawbanna and Dip Falls via an unsealed road.
Walk quietly and observe carefully - the swirl of a swimming platypus, quoll tracks along the Stanley Tasmania Wildlife Tideline, wombats and wallabies rustling in the bush. Our oceans and coasts teem with life - seals and penguins, shearwaters and sea eagles, dolphins and whales.
Trowutta Arch was formed by the collapse of a cave. The roof fell in leaving a section between two "sink holes". The site is not well known and the short walk to the site is through spectacular rainforest.
Cycle around historic Stanley and discover little trails, quiet streets and quaint cafes along the way. Be a little more daring and cycle to the base of the Nut, or do the round trip along the scenic road of the striking Green Hills and enjoy breath taking views of spectacular beaches and bays at your own leisure.
‘Osborne Heli Tours’ offers scenic flights over the seaside village of Stanley. Stunning views await you. Woolnorth, Cape Grim or the Tarkine forests and winding Arthur River.
Animal Park is 5 minutes from the picturesque Stanley and 10 minutes.
Tarkine Animal Park offers hands on experience with exotic & farm animals for everyone to enjoy!