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Improving The Nut experience

The Nut at Stanley in the North-West of the State is an iconic tourism feature and recreation destination for locals. A project to improve the visitor experience at the base of The Nut is under way.

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has developed concept plans (see pdfs below) for the site in consultation with key stakeholders. Features of the plan include improved circulation and parking layout for vehicles, a new penguin viewing platform and upgraded infrastructure including new toilets and signage. The planned works will protect nesting habitat and direct visitors along an elevated boardwalk to a viewing experience on the beach, immediately below The Nut.

This experience will become an important attraction in its own right and provide a safe and wheelchair-accessible opportunity for visitors and residents of Stanley.

PWS welcomes community feedback on these plans. Send your comments to Admin.PWSNW@parks.tas.gov.au by the close of business on Monday, 30 July 2018.

Download the concept plans:
Godfreys Beach Penguin Platform [PDF 422KB]