Adventure

Slip on socks and Blundstone boots, then put your best foot forward on one of the edge of the worlds extensive network of walking tracks or ease the pace on a heritage walking tour of our historic Stanley streetscapes and small country towns.

Golf

Stanley is the home to one of Tasmania's greenest greens and roughest roughs. There are more than 80 club courses welcoming visiting members throughout Tasmania. Both Stanley's Golf Course and Smithton Country Club are 9 hole courses.

Wildlife Watching

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.

Surfing

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.

Walking

Look out for the North West Visitor Guide where we have outlined some walks in the townships of Smithton and Stanley. Also a great booklet is National Parks and Wildlife's 60 Great Short Walks.

Fishing

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.