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The Nut

34. The Nut

time 10-20 minute walk to plateau, or you can take the chairlift. 1 hour circuit track around the Nut plateau. (2.3 km one way)
access
Road B21 from Bass Highway (A2). See map
facilities Toilets and café at car park. Picnic, electric barbecue, toilets and disabled access toilets adjacent to nearby historic cemetery. Privately operated chairlift operates 7 days a week and caters for disabled visitors. (Chairlift closed late-June to late-August. Enquiries phone 6458 1286.)
grade Level 3. Short and steep track to plateau. Circuit track around plateau is moderate.
what to take Group A items
cautions Supervise children, hazardous cliffs
prohibited No pets, firearms or bicycles

The Nut is a 143 metre high massif, rising from Bass Strait, that towers above the picturesque town of Stanley. You can reach the top by either walking track or chairlift.