Saturday, 29 September 2012

Stanley, Tasmania Australia

Stanley is on the North-West Coast of Tasmania, Australia.  It's a sweet little town with farming and fishing. It's population is less than 500 people, so we could say that most people know about other peoples business :)
The Port was opened in 1827.
Australia's 10th Prime Minister was born at Stanley.  Joseph Lyons.

The Nut as it's called was discovered by Bass & Flinders in 1798. The rock is a volcanic plug which forms when the magma hardens, there are several or these volcanic plugs around the world.
The Nut is 152m above sea level and flat on top.  When we used to visit Stanley we would climb up the hill and walked on the top have magnificent views of land sea and sand.  Today there is a chair lift for those who do not wish to walk. 


The Nut with the pathway to the top.

Closer view.


Where Joseph Lyons was born, Australia's 10th Prime Minister.


Someones home on the split road.


A quaint coffee shop and tea rooms.  There are several places to eat as it's a tourist town.

12 comments:

  1. Oh I just want to hike that rock.
    They are very cute little houses M. Thanks for the tour and the history. Have a nice weekend. I know I should be sleeping:) xxoo G

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's good fun going up the nut :) & Thanks xoxox

      Delete
  2. Stanley looks such a quaint pretty place, and your photos with that mackerel sky are lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like this place where your 10th prime minister was born !!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow love all the photos the shots of the houses are so cute I do like the look of a nice small house.........

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. Most of the houses are cute in Stanley.

      Delete
  5. We stayed there in a great B&B overlooking the beach and they had penguin rookery in their garden. It is a beautiful place as your excellent photos show.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh did you stay there. Lots of beach around that area, some more beautiful than others.

    ReplyDelete