The Nut, Stanley, Tasmania

The Nut, Stanley, Tasmania

December 1969 Issue

The Nut, Stanley, Tasmania

The “Edge of the World” — Tasmania’s northwest coast — is home to The Nut, the site that was pictured in the March 2015 issue.

Spectacular views can be seen from several vista points atop this ancient volcanic plug, which stands 470 feet tall and overlooks the town of Stanley. Visitors can reach the top by either hiking a steep trail (Nut Summit Loop) for an hour or taking a chair lift.

When they came across it in 1798, British explorers George Bass and Matthew Flinders named the plug “Circular Head.” (Bass is said to have described The Nut as being “as round as a Christmas cake.”)

Eight correct answers were submitted, and JOSEPH B. LAMBERT of San Antonio, Texas, won the drawing. We thank Phyllis Mueller of San Jose, California, for submitting the photo.

Correct answers were submitted by:

Lori Birr, Algoma, WI; Gregory Hendrickson, Tampa, FL; WINNER: Joseph B. Lambert, San Antonio, TX; Rosemary McDaniel, Trenton, FL; David A. Riegert, Reno, NV; Jim Royle, San Diego, CA; Neal Steinbrenner, Laguna Woods, CA; Richard C. Walker, La Jolla, CA.