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Roll the dice for Stanley

Well, who would have thought one day Stanley would be on the world's most popular board game, Monopoly!   It was announced today in Sydney that Stanley, along with Hobart and the Freycinet Peninsula will be on the new 2017 Australian edition.

The special thing about it is that the Australian public voted for it. Each Australian State and Territory nominated 5 tourism destinations that people know and love, and the voting commenced.  It is a great thrill for Stanley to be voted on to the all new Monopoly Australia Edition 2017.

Julian Jacobs

Another award for Stanley

Stanley has been named Best Destination in Tasmania by trivago

For the second year in row Stanley has been rated the top destination for accommodation in Tasmania.   Stanley was rated the top destination in the whole of Australia in the trivago Awards 2016.

For those of us in the tourism industry in Stanley it is wonderful to have this recognition from trivago, who base their award on traveller ratings from over 250 online booking sites. 

Spring into Action

As winter draws to an end and after the awful fires in the Tarkine and floods in Northern Tasmania earlier in the year, the blossoms and bulbs heralding Spring are a welcome sight.

And great news -  Stanley last week won the Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmanian Tidy Town 2016.  

The Tidy Town Award acknowledged the town's significant cultural and heritage legacy, including beautifully preserved colonial buildings.

"The historic village of Stanley is a melting pot of history, architecture and culture, with many historic properties now restored to operate as cafes, shops and accommodation" KAB wards judge Lesley Gardner said.

In the winter, many of us take the opportunity to undertake work on our accommodation, restaurants and cafes, and at the Stanley Hotel and Village accommodation we have have sprung into action.  Rooms, cottages and apartments have been refurbished, the Stanley Hotel Bistro has had new carpet and chairs and we are currently renovating the old "craypot" shop in the main street with a heritage frontage.

Highfield Historic Site is never prettier than in Spring and the Table Cape Tulip Festival on the 8th of October makes it a perfect time to visit the Stanley and the north west.