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Rocky Cape: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Rocky Cape National Park


Rocky Cape National Park is a promontory extending out into Bass Strait in Tasmania's north-west. Rocky Cape's tracks, cliffs and beaches attract walkers and rock climbers.
The area's coastal heathlands bloom with wildflowers in summer and there's good fishing and diving around the shores.
Native wildlife is abundant. Take a torch on an evening walk and meet wallabies, wombats and possums.
The park entrance is five kilometres off the A2, 30 kilometres west of Wynyard.




C227 and C233
Rocky Cape, TAS, 7321

Located 5.7K from Rocky Cape

Lobster Ponds


The Lobster Ponds is a tourist and educational destination providing information about the endangered and threatened freshwater lobster, listed as the largest in the world.
You will have a guided tour of the ponds which is set in amongst Tasmania's trees.
We have a cafe for light refreshments overlooking the beautiful Flowerdale hills and valleys.




241 Robin Hill Road
Flowerdale, TAS, 7325

Located 16.2K from Rocky Cape

Stanley Seaquarium


Visit Stanley Seaquarium for some fishy fun! Located on the water's edge alongside Stanley's fishing fleet and housed in a shed originally constructed for crayfish processing, Stanley Seaquarium transforms the building into a fascinating discovery of Tasmanian 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! In her cosy house the female octopus awaits the hatching of her eggs while nearby the Leatherjackets seem to want to chat. It's hands-on in the Rock Pool with Hermit crabs displaying their beautiful shells. From delicate seahorses to sharks and lobsters, maritime history and artefacts, shells and ships, Stanley Seaquarium provides a unique world of delight for all ages.

Our Gift-shop features toys, gifts and souvenirs with a marine theme. Local crayfish and seafood sales in season. Open daily from September until June, Weekends only in Winter.
Discounts for pre-booked groups and all concession cards.
Want to learn more? School based activity sheets can be downloaded from our website for your use. www.stanleyseaquarium.com
Companion cards excepted, wheelchair friendly, disabled toilet facilities.




Lot 1, Fisherman's Dock,
P.O Box 41
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 19.2K from Rocky Cape

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 19.7K from Rocky Cape

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 20.0K from Rocky Cape

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 20.0K from Rocky Cape

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 20.3K from Rocky Cape

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 20.5K from Rocky Cape

Rocky Cape: Events

Circular Head Show


The Circular Head traditional country show.
The Circular Head Agricultural Show is held annually in December. The Show features an animal nursery, cattle judging, show jumping, wood chopping, a dog show and judging, entertainment for children and, for older folk, hair-raising rides.
Prizes are also awarded for flower and produce displays, along with arts and crafts.
The Show is very popular and attracts visitors from Circular Head and surrounding areas.


Event Dates
2016
      3rd Dec


Hale Street,
Hale Street
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 20.5K from Rocky Cape

Rocky Cape: Travel Tips

Stanley Visitor Centre


Call us or drop into the Stanley Visitor Centre to collect your visitor guides, local maps, tour and accommodation bookings, Park passes, free Wi-Fi or talk to a local for some expert advice and warm country hospitality.
We are open seven days a week; Monday to Friday (0900 to 1700), Saturday and Sunday (1000 to 1600).




45 Main Road
Stanley, TAS, 7331

Located 20.6K from Rocky Cape

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