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Temporary access changes for The Nut

18/03/2015

Access to the tracks at the summit of The Nut State Reserve at Stanley will be by the chairlift only, from Monday 23 March to Friday 27 March, due to safety works being undertaken on the Zig Zag track.


The Zig Zag track provides walking track access to the summit area tracks and lookouts. It will be closed for public safety during that time to allow for installation of a 20 metre safety fence that will catch rocks from the slope above the track.


Heavy machinery will be working at the site, so the only safe access during this time is by the chairlift which is privately operated.


Visitors are advised that the chairlift operates between 9.30am to 5.15pm and that people arriving to The Nut late in the afternoon, must be back at the chairlift top station before 5.15 pm for the last ride down.


Intending visitors should note that the fee for the chairlift is $15 return for adults, $10 for children and $40 for families. Visitors should be aware that the chairlift may close during periods of very strong wind.


For further information about the chairlift operations, go to http://www.thenutchairlift.com.au/prices/ or phone 6458 1286.


Works are being undertaken at this time due to contractor availability, and the desire to have the works completed before the busy Easter holiday period and ahead of winter.

Temporary access changes for The Nut

A safety fence will be erected on part of the Zig Zag track to protect walkers from rock falls.

Temporary access changes for The Nut

Visitors travelling to the summit of The Nut in comfort via the chairlift.