Scottish settlers played Australia’s first round of golf in the 1830s at Bothwell, where the nation’s oldest course hosts a fascinating range of memorabilia at the Australasian Golf Museum. Have you ever played on a golf course that is nestled beneath a 150 metre extinct volcano or along one of Tasmania’s most beautiful beaches?

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Dip Falls

Dip Falls and the Big Tree Reserve

Dip falls are two tiered falls on the Dip River at Mawbanna. The picnic and barbecue area is located right on the river where visitors can take the stepped path down to the base of the falls to observe the unique rock formations. The road continues over the river where there is a platform providing an unsurpassed view out over the top of the falls.

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  • Address: Dip Falls Road Mawbanna Tasmania 7321
  • Phone: Stanley Visitor Centre 03 6458 1330
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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.

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Godfrey’s Beach Penguin Viewing

The new viewing platform, is suitable for wheelchair access, it provides an incredible viewing experience on the foreshore, immediately below The Nut.

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  • Phone: 64581430
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People walking


Trek our coasts with the sun on your back there are several Great Short Walks to enjoy throughout the region. There are scenic walking tracks in Smithton and Stanley, whether you are looking for a gentle stroll or a physical challenge, a seaside ramble or a landscape vista. They can be accessed easily.

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We surf all year around in Tasmania and if you like the idea of plenty of uncrowded breaks with clean, powerful waves, you’ll get a buzz out of Tassie surfing. The North West of Tasmania also experiences strong consistent winds that are great for windsurfing.

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Bikes for hire

Stanley Visitor Information Centre Bicycle Hire

Cycle around historic Stanley and discover little trails, quiet streets and quaint cafes along the way. Be a little more daring and cycle to the base of the Nut, or do the round trip along the scenic road of the striking Green Hills and enjoy breath taking views of spectacular beaches and bays at your own leisure.

  • Address: 45 Main Road, Stanley, Tasmania, 7331
  • Phone: +61 3 6458 1330
  • Fax: +61 3 6458 1267
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Man 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.

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Rocky Cape National Park

The Rocky Cape National Park or ‘Tangdimmaa’ is located at Rocky Cape, about a 15 minutes drive from Stanley. The park has great significance to the Tasmanian Aboriginals called the Rar.rer.loi.he.ner people, who once made their homes in the sea caves situated along the coastline.

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Black River

Black River Picnic Area (Spion Kop)

A relaxing and secluded barbeque area surrounded by forest is located on either side of the Black River. It is great for swimming and fishing for black fish and trout. Visitors can cross the river over a concrete ford if the water is shallow enough (check the depth guage), and travel onto Mawbanna and Dip Falls via an unsealed road.

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  • Address: Spion Kop Road South Forest Tasmania 7330
  • Phone: Stanley Visitor Centre 03 6458 1330
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The Arch

Trowutta Arch

Trowutta Arch was formed by the collapse of a cave. The roof fell in leaving a section between two “sink holes”. The site is not well known and the short walk to the site is through spectacular rainforest.

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  • Address: Trowutta Road Trowutta Tasmania 7330
  • Phone: Stanley Visitor Centre 03 6458 1330
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