Stanley - TAS



DEG: -40.762741 145.295915
DMS: 40º 45' 45.87" S 145º 17' 45.29" E
UTM: 55 G 5486184mN 356168mE
Altitude: 13.37m


Place Type

Population - Town


290.14kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 404 km (4 hours 37 mins)
328.4kms South of Melbourne - Driving 583 km (22 hours 12 mins)

Address & Contact

31 Church St
Stanley TAS 7331
Phone: 1300 138 229


Stanley is the second last town of substance on the western end of Tasmania's Bass Straight coast. The last is Smithton. Stanley township is built around the western side of Circular Head which is situated like a lump in the eastern side of the finger of land that is North Point. It is a very old settlement having served as the headquarters for the operation of the Van Diemen's Land Company, the organisation founded under Royal Charter in 1825 to develop agricultural interests in the region.

The Nut and Stanley have a beach on either side, both offering some shelter from prevailing Bass Strait winds, which can be quite strong. A walk down the street of Stanley is like a walk through history, with many of the town's original buildings still in use.

The town offers normal tourist facilities with caravan park, pub, grocer and various trades. Rental holiday accommodation is also available in the town.

The correct name for The Nut is Circular Head. A steep path leads to the summit or there is, as a much easier alternative, a chair lift that operates daily between about 10.00 AM and 4.00 PM. Walking paths provide access to vantage points on the headland.
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Closest Weather Station

Smithton at 25/05:00am EDT
Distance from Stanley 19.48km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Smithton Aerodrome
Distance from Stanley 19.48km SW
Mean Max. °C21.521.820.217.715.413.613.113.714.816.218.419.4
Mean Min. °C11.
Mean Rain mm41.532.150.159.679.589.1108.0119.4103.878.656.660.1

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