Stanley – nestled on the edge of the world is a land full of things to do and see. You’ll contemplate days from a distant past – and let your senses savour the present. Set foot on ancient shores, meet amazing animals. Widen your horizons on a wilderness beach. Breathe the world’s freshest air in an ancient rainforest. There is plenty to see and do in Stanley.

History & Heritage

Imagine a new British Colony in the 19th Century, the British system of convict transportation sent sailing ships crowded with settlers, soldiers and convicts to this unknown land.



The Circular Head Region has some of the best Eco and Forestry tours anywhere in the world. From the beauty and adventure of Tarkine Forest Adventures @ Dismal Swamp to the sheer magnificence of the Tarkine.



Slip on socks and Blundstone boots, then put your best foot forward on one of the Edge of the World’s extensive network of walking tracks or ease the pace on a heritage walking tour of our historic Stanley streetscapes.



There are many family friendly events held around the Circular Head Region, showcasing fresh local produce. The community spirit shines when these events are held.


Forests at the Edge of the World contain a wide range of easily accessible environments. Within a half hour drive from Stanley there are towering eucalypt forests, open plains of buttongrass and heathland, magnificent rainforests and mysterious blackwood swamps.



Stanley and the Circular Head Region offers some unique opportunities for shopping. Whether you are on the lookout for an example of original Tasmanian art or just a small souvenir.


Stanley Heritage Walk

The Stanley Heritage Walk is self-guided and explores the history, architecture and culture of this diverse village, enhanced with QR code technology and any internet enabled device.
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