Critical Alert 

Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Lyons Cottage
Lyons Cottage

Lyons Cottage Historic Site

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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


About

Lyons Cottage is a simple, single storey weatherboard home that tells a fascinating story. This quaint Victorian Georgian dwelling beneath The Nut in Stanley was the original home of Tasmania’s first and only elected Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons, in the late 1800s. From humble beginnings, ‘Honest Joe’ went on to become one of Australia’s most popular political figures, winning three consecutive Federal elections.

Meander along Stanley’s Church Street and you will find the old cottage behind a classic picket fence, the exterior restored to reflect the original appearance of the home. Upon stepping inside, you are transported to Joseph Lyons’s modest childhood abode. Memorabilia from Joe’s childhood, as well as insights into his journey to the top ranks of Australian politics, are found inside Lyons Cottage, offering visitors the opportunity to connect with one of Tasmania’s true political gentlemen.

OPENING HOURS:
​​Lyon's Cottage is staffed by volunteers and is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm, from 1 September to 31 May.​