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Improved walking tracks and lookouts at The Nut


A significant upgrade of the walking tracks and lookouts has been completed at The Nut State Reserve at Stanley.

The Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, David O’Byrne, said the $285,000 project from the Tasmanian Government’s Urban Renewal and Heritage Fund program will allow visitors to comfortably and safely walk The Nut Circuit, which is one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks.

“These improvements will uphold the standard of this walk and will further enhance the ability of the Stanley community to attract visitors,” Mr O’Byrne said.

“More than 70,000 people visit The Nut State Reserve every year and many visitors to the North West region are influenced by the views and walks offered.

“This upgrade will ensure The Nut State Reserve continues to be a leading tourism experience.”

Mr O’Byrne said the Government is investing an additional $45 million into the Parks and Wildlife Service over the next four years. 

“These funds are already improving fire management, significantly boosting frontline staff numbers, and providing new parks infrastructure.

“Apart from the walks and lookouts at The Nut, important works are also happening at Hastings State Reserve, the Low Head Pilot Station, and Wineglass Bay. We are also rebuilding the jetty at Coles Bay, a vitally important asset to that community.

“Our investment is about supporting frontline services, providing jobs for Tasmanians, more tourism infrastructure and more sustainable access for all Tasmanians.”

Mr O’Byrne said a highlight of The Nut upgrade is a new viewing platform that overlooks the Stanley wharf.

“This takes visitors to the edge of the rock face and provides an improved view of the Stanley wharf, the southern part of Stanley and expansive views of the coast to the south and west.

Mr O’Byrne said the Parks and Wildlife Service had plans to continue to improve the walking tracks at the reserve, with more work planned for later this year.

Improved walking tracks and lookouts at The Nut

There are spectacular views from a new viewing platform at The Nut.

Improved walking tracks and lookouts at The Nut

The new viewing platform at The Nut was designed by PWS engineer Tim Chappell.