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Highfield Historic Site

143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
+61 3 6458 1100
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Superb historical house

This house and grounds was just gorgeous, with superb views looking towards the Nut. The history of... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Barbara B
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Gympie, Australia
Very Interesting

A lovely historic building which provides insight into life in Stanley in the 1850's. The... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
jemgarli
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Devonport, Australia
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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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 11 April 2017

This house and grounds was just gorgeous, with superb views looking towards the Nut. The history of the area is fascinating - go and see for yourself!

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A lovely historic building which provides insight into life in Stanley in the 1850's. The information provided is both detailed and easily accessible.The views from the gardens are beautiful.

1  Thank jemgarli
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We found this site by accident but it was fantastic. All the buildings are in tact so you can really see what it was like back in the convict days. There is an entry fee which covers all of the site. There is the main...More

2  Thank Chris491952
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

A great place to see. Staff are extremely friendly and very proud of the achievements that everyone has made to bring this homestead back to life. So much history in this lovely state.

1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Having seen before and after photos of Highfield, we appreciated the work that goes into making a number of the rooms available to view.

Thank Hammo_12
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The Highfield historic sight gives us an insight as to how the early settlers tried to recreate a British house in Tasmania with stables, stores and a host of interesting buildings. The company which funded the venture was somewhat misguided insofar as they tried to...More

Thank 13out
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We accidentally found the site and had lots of tourist info. Definitely allow time for a few hours here. So much interesting history to read. Quite different from some others we have visited. Great view to the Nut.

Thank Lyn S
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Recently painted by Hollywood for film Light Between Oceans. Working on further restorations. Gorgeous large property with lots of history.

Thank Soulefulltraveler
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Fantastic venue for wedding .The history is fantastic and everything is well preserved.Modern kitchen hidden from public view.proberly needs a in house caterers

Thank Edward R
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Absolutely one of the highlights of our trip. Loved the building and surrounds. Incredible location. Lovely staff. Amazing ongoing progress and efforts are being made. Loved reading all the beautifully presented history.

Thank DGGNP1810
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