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Highfield Historic Site

143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
+61 3 6458 1100
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Old charm

Love going back in time. cold and wet day but didnt disappoint at Highfield. Beautiful history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Angela D
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Brisbane, Australia
Well maintained and interesting

Very nice way to spend a couple of hours. Learning about Stanley's history was interesting, the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
coltrain252
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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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143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
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+61 3 6458 1100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love going back in time. cold and wet day but didnt disappoint at Highfield. Beautiful history and grounds and view. Picture Perfect!

Thank Angela D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice way to spend a couple of hours. Learning about Stanley's history was interesting, the gardens and out buildings were beautiful and well maintained also.

Thank coltrain252
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip here. The first was by ourselves and this visit was as part of a conference group. A guide met us and explained the history of the house to us in the chapel before headed inside for a self guided walk...More

1  Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited your site and we're blow away by the amazing work and interpretation. Very well done. Really enjoyed it.

1  Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Loved our visit the house and grounds are very well looked after it was a cold wet windy day but we explored every room and out door buildings I had read the History of the estate before we got there and was excited to see...More

Thank goldenbunyip
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Although being born and bred in The are, I had no idea that Highfield House had been restored to such an excellent level. I love history and I must say, Highfield House certainly delivers with enough mystery to keep visitors both entertained, enlightened and educated...More

1  Thank upt0n
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A great historic relic that has been somewhat restored with plenty of stories. The house is in good order, the staff are very helpful with the detail of the life and times of the Van Dieman era. The gardens and outbuildings are story enough. If...More

Thank theredman01
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Loved this amazing home. The first home in the Stanley area and lovingly restored after falling into disrepair. Beautifully maintained house, gardens and outbuildings , presented in the style of the times. Such a great experience with voice recordings telling of the life and times...More

1  Thank NuthouseBrisbane
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I found this beautiful homestead incredibly atmospheric. To anyone with an interest in colonial Australian history, this is a real treat. The isolation of the property, striking even now, must have been overwhelming a couple of hundred years ago. Plenty of information available to the...More

1  Thank PrintMama
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Certainly worth the drive from town for the views back to The Nut. Beautiful farming land and interesting convict site.

1  Thank Amy H
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