Highfield Historic Site

Highfield Historic Site, Stanley: Address, Phone Number, Highfield Historic Site Reviews: 4.5/5

Highfield Historic Site
4.5
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Highfield Historic Site is an 1830's farm complex built by convict labor. The Van Diemen's Land Company chose to settle in the area to establish a large scale sheep grazing property. The site is open to the public and interprets the conflicts that arose with the Company's men and the Aboriginal people. The house and outbuildings are being restored by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service as the property had fallen into disrepair. The site is open daily from 1 September - 31 May, open weekdays from 1 June - 31 August
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Leanne J
Castle Forbes Bay, Australia18 contributions
beautiful historic home
Aug. 2021
Visited the highfield site on a windy cold day in august. The views of the nut across to stanley are magnificent. Well worth a visit for the history of the area.
Written 1 September 2021
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Ben O
Melbourne, Australia46 contributions
Beautiful historic house
Aug. 2021
Fascinating walk through this historic home with some parts restored and other left in their original state. Make sure not to skip the outbuildings
Written 17 August 2021
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837alexanderw
Canberra, Australia7 contributions
Great for all ages
Jan. 2021
Well worth a visit to learn about the history. Great views and and very informative tour. Highly recommended
Written 21 July 2021
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yted
Launceston, Australia263 contributions
Well told history story.
Jul. 2021
A well told history of this house and the privations of getting settled in Tasmania in the late 1800's
Written 14 July 2021
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,502 contributions
Well worth the stop
Mar. 2021
This commanding homestead has been carefully restored for public viewing. A slice of history to enjoy. Great views of the Nut, excellent artifacts and well documented.
Written 19 June 2021
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Norm the Nomad
Australia658 contributions
Fabulous - Highly recommended
May 2021
Lunch and a well-earned rest after climbing up The Nutt - but then off to Highfield House. It is a well preserved colonial manor built in the 1800’s (by convict slave labour). Really interesting.
Written 4 June 2021
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YolkandWhite
Central Coast123 contributions
A MISSED OPPORTUNITY
Apr. 2021
This is a gem of an attraction, plenty to explore and discover of historical significance, lovely house, out-buildings and gardens, with a commanding view over Stanley, 'The Nut' and the coast.

However it cannot reach its full potential as a tourist attraction because it is prevented from offering any form of refreshments by the town business community!

How small minded! If tourists could spend the time this attraction deserves they would be more likely to stay overnight in the town and therefore spend more!
Written 25 May 2021
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Dale F
Margate, Australia407 contributions
Brilliant snapshot of Tasmanian colonial history
May 2021
Definitely worth visiting this site. To see how European’s lived from the initial settlement in this complex is a great education. The restoration work undertaken by the Tasmanian Government is first class. It also provides historical information on the darker and the harsh treatment and interactions with the aboriginal people at that time.

I’d consider it a must for anyone interested in early Australian settlement history and it’s harshness as well as trying to appreciate the confronting treatment of Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

As good as many other historical sites I’ve seen around across Western Europe.
Written 13 May 2021
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avidtraveller
Adelaide, Australia539 contributions
Great attraction highlighting convict past
Apr. 2021
We really enjoyed our visit to Highfield House - very interesting historically - the house has been restored amazingly and we were so glad that we made the effort to visit.
Written 6 May 2021
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Explore37897161670
Greater Sydney, Australia3 contributions
A taste of Tassie history in Stanley.
Apr. 2021
What a fabulous piece of Tassie history - not just the house and the outbuildings, but the story behind the building and those who lived there, as well as its decline before being taken over by National Parks.

So much history in Tassie and this is just one of the fabulous places to visit. A real must if you're in Stanley or nearby.
Written 17 April 2021
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