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Joe Lyons Cottage


Joseph Aloysius Lyons was born in this tiny workers cottage in 1879. Joe was the fifth of eight children who experienced early childhood in this humble cottage at Stanley.
Joe attended the local Stanley school and started his teaching career here before his political career in 1909.
By 1914 Joe was deputy leader, then in 1923 elected as State Premier. Joe remained premier till the party lost office in 1928, before moving into federal politics in the Scullin Labor ministry in 1929.
In 1931 Joe resigned from the Labor Party and led the newly formed United Australia Party in its successful federal campaign in December. From 1932 to his death in 1939, "Honest Joe" was Prime Minister of Australia, being the first (and only) Tasmanian to aspire to that office. Joe was also the first Prime Minister to win three consecutive federal elections.
The cottage is preserved as much as possible in the period of Joe's childhood. The static display is a tribute to the life of Joe and his equally famous wife Dame Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the federal House of Representatives.
The cottage is currently owned by Parks and Wildlife and operated by volunteers.




14 Alexander Terrace
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 12.2K from Port Latta

Stanley Seaquarium


Come, Sea, Discover at the Stanley Seaquarium!
It may look like a green shed from the outside, but inside you'll go on a fascinating journey of discovery with some of Tasmania's coolest sea-life.
Colourful and vibrant, the emphasis is on fun and facts as you come face to face with resident sea creatures. Did you know that Tasmanian Giant Crabs can grow to a massive 16 kilos? Come and have a closer look!
Get up close to everything from beautiful seahorses to the rough and tough sharks.
We also have a great display of local maritime history and artefacts, shells and ships. There really is something for all ages!
We stock frozen and fresh (in season) local crayfish, abalone, giant crab and pickled octopus.
Great rates for some of the best seafood in the world!
Our gift-shop features toys, gifts and souvenirs with a marine theme.




Lot 1, Fisherman's Dock
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 12.4K from Port Latta

Nut - The


The historic village of Stanley, in far north-west Tasmania, is nestled at the base of the Nut, a sheer-sided bluff - all that remains of an ancient volcanic plug. A walking track climbs to the summit of the Nut, or you can take the chairlift, with its spectacular views across Bass Strait beaches and over the town. There is accommodation and an excellent campground in Stanley, and the town is a good base for exploring the forests and coastlines further west. See seals, penguins, sea birds and other wildlife close to Stanley local operators offer a range of observation tours.
The town was once the administrative centre for the Van Diemen's Land Company, a royal charter company, formed in 1824 during the reign of George IV.
Highfield House, an imposing Georgian home was once the VDL Managers' residence. It is open to the public and overlooks the town below.
To reach Stanley, turn off the Bass Highway (A2) 15 km east of Smithton.




Browns Road
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 12.6K from Port Latta

Nut Chairlift - The


The Nut, rising 152 metres from the sea, dominates the headland that the fishing village of Stanley shelters behind. No exertion is necessary when the chairlift takes you to the top for a seagulls view of the historic town and the east and west along the coast.
The chairlift has 20 double seats and the trip takes about five minutes each way. You can get off at the summit and explore or take a non-stop round trip.
Open daily (excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday) 9.30am -5.30pm during summer and 9.30am - 4.30pm during winter.




Browns Road
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 12.6K from Port Latta

Cow 'N' Calf Art Gallery


The Cow 'N' Calf Art Gallery is located in, Stanley, a beautiful quaint heritage-style township located in Tasmania's north west. The gallery has been operating since October 2010.
The gallery exhibits consist of the photographic works created by David Murphy, and a range of other artists artworks as well. They comprise glasswares, woodworks, jewellery, apparel such as scarves, bronze works, as well as other photographic works.
David is also available for weddings, website images, and functions.




15 Church Street,
Cow 'N' Calf Art Gallery
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 12.7K from Port Latta

The Angel's Share


Proud Stockists of Quality Tasmanian Whiskys, Beverages and Locally Handcrafted Giftware.
The cleanest air in the world. Clean green crops and pristine mountain water. Just add clever, dedicated people, and you have the unique recipe for the now world famous whiskies and spirits produced in Tasmania.
Showcased on the wall of "The Angel's Share" in Stanley, these superb products are available for tasting, and sale. From big, bold, cask strength whisky, to the elegance of Sloe gin, there is something to tempt every palate. And for lovers of Tasmanian wine, beer and cider, "The Angel's Share" offers a select range of Tasmania's finest.
Be delighted by exquisite work from our most prized artisans and craftsmen. Works by Dawn Oakford, James Dodson, Kate Medwin and Mark Bishop. Divine jewellery by Jorme, exclusive to "The Angel's Share," also the beautiful jewellery of Jennifer G Frost and Helen French.
Fabulous Serenade handbags, wallets and shoes. Luxurious Possum and merino knitwear as well as Tassie made socks, beanies and scarves. Add to that the fantastic new home grown perfumes from Wild Islands and we have your every sense perfectly covered.




14 Church Street
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 12.8K from Port Latta

Touchwood Craft Gallery, Gifts and Cafe


The Touchwood Craft Gallery is located at Stanley, North West Tasmania. Stanley is a one-hour drive north-west of Burnie (78 km) and a 90-minute drive from Devonport (127 km).
The Touchwood Craft Gallery specialises in fine Tasmanian artworks. You can browse the Gallery's collection of hand-made pottery, blown glass, pewter, jewellery and fine woodcraft made from Tasmanian speciality timbers. Artisans include Barry Mousley, who is exclusively represented by Touchwood, Crickhollow Pottery, the Tasmanian Kaleidoscope Company, West Tamar Woodcrafts and Tasmanian Glassblowers, among many others. Many of the artworks are for sale and phone orders are also accepted.
Treat yourself to aromatic coffee and home-baked treats in the Touchwood Caf?. Sample freshly baked cakes, muffins or scones slathered in fresh cream and fruity jam, or enjoy a gourmet snack or light meal from the menu which features fine Tasmanian produce, including fresh local seafood.
Touchwood also offers bed and breakfast, cottage accommodation overlooking the ocean and dramatic Stanley coastline.




31 Church Street
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 12.8K from Port Latta

Stanley Golf Club


The Stanley Golf Club is a nine-hole coastal course at Stanley, North West Tasmania. Stanley is a classified historic town, a 20-minute drive north-east of Smithton (22 km) and a 90-minute drive west of Devonport (127 km).
A typical links-style course, the Stanley Golf Club has a relatively flat layout with watered greens and tees. The course is set among sand dunes about 10 m from the sea and has some interesting challenges including bunkers, a dam and strong Bass Strait winds. The course offers great views of the coast and Stanley's famous Nut - the remains of an extinct volcano rising 152 m from the sea.
Visitors are welcome and casual green fees are paid into an honesty box. A Men's competition is held each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and the Ladies' competition is each Wednesday and Saturday at 10am. You can enjoy a drink in the bar each weekday from 3pm, Saturday from 11am and from 3pm Sunday. Club and buggy hire, practice facilities and showers are also available. The Stanley Golf Club hosts The Nut Major Open Event each year in mid-November.
Holes: 9, Par: 66, Length: 4,706 m, Australian Course Rating: 64.




32 Marine Esplanade
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 12.9K from Port Latta

Stanley Discovery Museum


The Discovery Centre contains a wealth of information relating to the history of the Stanley district and many items of interest collected in the area. A photographic exhibition dating from 1858 follows the development of the settlement. History of the original 113 allotments and families are detailed in the publication "Along the Terrace" Vol 1, 1843-1922. "In the Shadow of the Nut" which was published to coincide with the present Stanley Primary School's Centenary in 2014 also outlines education in Stanley from settlement and lists the names of students. Both publications are only available at the Museum. Local History Journals and publications and the DVD "Trading out of Stanley" are also available for sale.
Step back in time with local historical items including various displays and memorabilia.
Some of the items on display include antique bric-a-brac, photographic display, numerous household and farming utensils of settlement days, 1850 wedding gown, marine curios, relics from ships that once sailed in the area, bowsprit of ship Kermandie, mineral display and shell collection. Open from September to May 11 to 3 daily, it is possible to access the centre by appointment outside of opening hours, by arrangement.




37-39 Church Street
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 12.9K from Port Latta

Port Latta: Events

Circular Head Agricultural Show


The Circular Head Show provides the community with the district's major agricultural event. The show provides entertainment, fundraising for local service groups, exhibitors and competitors with the opportunity to showcase their wares at a traditional country show.
The Circular Head Agricultural Society would like to thank the judges, sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers who help to create this event each year.
The Circular Head Show is a smoke free event. This is a entertaining day for all the family.


Event Dates
2017
      9th Dec


Marine Esplanade
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 12.8K from Port Latta

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