The picturesque Fishing Village of Stanley is situated on a peninsular on the North West Coast of Tasmania between the townships of Burnie and Smithton, some 150Km West of the Spirit of Tasmania Vehicular Ferry terminal in Devonport.
Towering above the Town, is an Old Volcanic Plug, The Stanley Nut, a major landmark visible from Table Cape near Wynyard.
Stanley is renowned as the birthplace of the Australian Prime Minister Joseph Lyons. The house where Joseph Lyons was born still stands and is a major tourist attraction for visitors to the township.
Other places of interest in and around Stanley include Historic Highfield House, the Nut Walk and Chairlift, the Old Stanley Cemetry, the Little Penquin Rookery, Godfrey’s and Tatlows Beach.
Various tourist operations including the Stanley Sea Aquarium and tours to the local Seal Colonies are other popular attractions in the local area.
Stanley has also recently featured in Stephen Spielberg’s Dreamwork’s Production “A Light Between Oceans” a film set in the 1920’s post World War 1.