If it's a tranquil escape from reality or an adrenaline charged adventure look no further. See what Stanley and surrounds has to offer you. From Tarkine wanderings, cruises, joy flights, 4WDing and everything in between, let our experienced and knowledgeable guides take the worry out of your planning.
Two hectares of landscaped garden and lawn sit beside 26 hectares of cool temperate rainforest at Edith Creek just south of Smithton on the B22 road. Be inspired here by the combination of flower and foliage with trees and conifer indigenous to countries from around the world planted as an art form to create a series of garden rooms.
One of the many highlights is the Birch walk. A new rose garden has been planted to celebrate twenty five years since the first trees were planted. It is a wonderful place to wander or be still. The beauty and perfume here is a feast for the spirit and the soul.
Different plants feature every month providing a new experience for return visitors.
A path from the gardens leads you into Allendale’s own cool temperate rainforest of 26 hectares (65 acres). Of special interest here growing under the filtered light of the tall canopy of blackwood and eucalyptus trees and towering tree fern glades are thirteen varieties of naturally growing fern including one rare endangered species hypolepus distans – the only substantial find in all of Australia.
Devonshire teas are available throughout the day. Fresh scones, homemade jam and local cream!
Tuesday to Saturday from October to the end of April
Spring 10am – 4pm
Summer 9am – 5pm
Autumn 10am – 4pm
Closed from 15th December reopen 1st January
Address: Allendale Lane Edith Creek Smithton Tasmania 7330
Cruise the pristine Arthur River aboard the charming MV George Robinson a steel-hulled vessel fitted out with Tasmanian timber and brass. Our cruise deep into the Tarkine Wilderness includes an up-close experience with white-breasted sea eagles and a guided walk through giant tree ferns and ancient trees at our rainforest landing.
The pristine Arthur River remains much as it has for thousands of years and defines the Tarkine Wilderness. It is the only major Tasmanian river that has not been dammed nor had its banks logged.
Enjoy the warmth and friendliness of our crew as our vessel meanders 14kms up the river. Our local skippers/guides provide a wealth of local knowledge mixed with west coast humour. We cruise through coastal heath and wet sclerophyll eucalypt forest before reaching the cool temperate rainforest at ‘Turk’s Landing’.
Guests may see azure kingfishers, wedge-tailed eagles, parrots, water birds and enjoy an encounter with white-breasted sea eagles. There are also opportunities to spot pademelons, white spotted quolls and platypus.
Enjoy morning tea on the vessel and a BBQ lunch with wine after a 45 minute guided stroll through the rainforest.
The cruise leaves Arthur River jetty at 10am and returns at 3pm.
“From now until the end of May, we will offer a ‘two for one’ pass into the Tarkine Forest Adventures”
(Please quote www.stanley.com.au to receive this offer)
Slide into TARKINE FOREST ADVENTURES at Dismal Swamp. Dismal Swamp sinkhole is a dramatic sign on the earth’s surface of an underground world of caves, spring holes and streams.
Dismal Swamp is the only blackwood sinkhole in the world.
Down below, where the walkway and slide end, four pathways take you into a swamp that is rare in the world. This natural beauty is home to a diverse range of creatures, ringtail possums, pademelons, spotted tail quoll, devils and the very special burrowing crayfish. For the bird enthusiasts, the pink breasted robin is a delight with its “tick” call like two stones clicked together and a trill
9.00am – 5 pm December to January, 10 am – 4 pm all other months
Closed June to August, Closed Christmas Day and during hazardous weather conditions
$20.00 Per Adult $10.00 Per Child ( Child is 8 years to 12 years) Free Children 7 years and under
Note: The admission fee covers entry to the Maze below. Slides are purchased at an additional cost of $2.00 each.
To ride the slide you need to be 8 Years AND 90cm tall.
Address: 26059 Bass Highway Togari 7330, Tasmania, Australia
When visiting the beautiful North West Coast, Tall Timbers Helicopter Tours provide visitors with a rare opportunity for a bird’s eye view of the most rugged and yet diverse region of the world. Enjoy the Tarkine Wilderness region from the button grass plains and the rainforest to the Great Southern Ocean.
Join the sea eagles, peregrine falcon and wedge tails to soar above this stunning landscape, take in the spectacular scenic coastlines, circle above The Edge of the World, sweep over the expansive Woolnorth property, offer a close-up view of the largest wind farm in Australia and tour over the canopy of the Tarkine Wilderness, the largest cool climate rainforest in the southern hemisphere.
Longer helicopter charters or scenic helicopter tours can be arranged. Scenic flights are for 30, 45, 60 and 90 minutes.
Tall Timbers also offer guided full day 4WD tours. All tours have a minimum 2 passengers requirement to operate.
Penguin Tours are also available, and have a minimum requirement of 4 people for this tour to operate. Full details of tours are available on our website.
The “M. V. Reflections” takes you on a 6 hour Arthur River eco-cruise through beautiful scenery into the Tarkine wilderness. Rainforest walk, waterfalls and feeding of the white-bellied sea-eagles are just some of the highlights of this truly Tasmanian river cruise.
For a truly unforgettable wilderness experience your hosts Rob & Kaye Chandler welcome you to spend a day cruising the Arthur River on board their vessel “M. V. Reflections”. Your journey takes you firstly to the river mouth and nearby Arthur River settlement, then 15kms upstream, past the Arthur/Frankland junctions before returning to Warra Landing for lunch.
A R Reflections River Cruises are a 6 hour Arthur River eco-cruise through beautiful scenery into the Tarkine wilderness. Pristine wilderness, waterfalls, platypus, native quoll, azure kingfishers and feeding of the white-bellied sea-eagles are just some of the highlights of this Tasmanian cruise. Departing at 10.15am and returning at 4.15pm the river cruise is a must do experience whilst holidaying in Tasmania. The vessel has a full flybridge deck for maximum 360° viewing and for taking great photo shots. A delicious lunch is served undercover in the rainforest at Warra Landing followed by a breathtaking rainforest walk to Warra Waterfalls. Warm clothing and suitable footwear is advisable to be worn. All food and beverages are provided on this river cruise.
River Cruises are closed for winter months June, July and August.
Accommodation at Arthur River Holiday Units and River Cruise packages are available.
Cycle around historic Stanley and discover little trails, quiet streets and quaint cafes along the way. Be a little more daring and cycle to the base of the Nut, or do the round trip along the scenic road of the striking Green Hills and enjoy breath taking views of spectacular beaches and bays at your own leisure.
Be invigorated and hire a bike for an hour or a day.
The Centre has five new 18 Speed Malvern Star bicycles for hire, fully maintained and serviced.
Bicycles are available for adults and children with various sized, sanitised helmets.
Britton Timbers comprises timber harvesting, processing, manufacturing and distribution operations for export and domestic sales of quality timber products from its Tasmanian operations. This is achieved with a worldwide export division based in Melbourne and national distribution centres in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Visit Cape Grim on Woolnorth’s rugged Tasmanian west coast and breathe the cleanest air in the world. This is recorded at the Baseline Air Pollution Station that is situated on the cliffs of the Cape Grim coastline.
Roam thru Cookhouse Cottage and step back in time as you read about the early history of the property and the Van Diemens Land Company from the pictorial displays. See Tasmania’s largest Windfarm
Breathe the cleanest air in the world at Cape Grim and walk the coastal beaches where the Great Southern Ocean collides with Bass Strait on spectacular coastlines.
Approx 4+ hours – $88: This tour departs Smithton approx 6:30pm and returning about 10:30pm. During this tour we are normally in a small group and visit all the wonderful locations of the standard half day but also includes Robbins Island Crossing and Woolnorth Point if weather permits.
Robbins Island Crossing, Woolnorth Wind Farm, Woolnorth Property, Cape Grim and Woolnorth Point.
History, wildlife, modern farming, green energy production, spectacular views and the cleanest air in the world.
A must for photographers, nature lovers and the only way to stand on Tasmania’s most north western tip.
Explore the magnificent Tarkine Wilderness, from button grass plains to the Great Southern Ocean at the “Edge of The World” to the pristine cool climate rainforest. A Tall Timbers Adventure Tour is a memorable experience that is available for guests and visitors to this region in far North West Tasmania.
The tours provide the opportunity for the adventurous to experience guided full day tours in Tall Timber’s Toyota Landcruiser four wheel drive or soar like an eagle on our scenic helicopter tour. Full Day Premium 4WD Tour minimum of 2 passengers required. Full Day Low Cost 4WD Tour minimum 4 passengers required.
Penguin Tours are also available, and have a minimum requirement of 4 people required for tour to operate. Full details are available on our website.
‘Osborne Heli Tours’ operate a variety of scenic flights and experiences from the picturesque seaside village of Stanley. Stunning views from above await as you follow the rugged coast to Woolnorth and Cape Grim or head inland to witness the beautiful Tarkine forests and the winding Arthur River.
Transfers to the surrounding islands and tailored packages can be arranged for those wanting something a little different. With prices starting at $175 per person, flights are available on request every day of the year and bookings can be made online.’