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Highfield Historic Site

143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
+61 3 6458 1100
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Interesting and informative and great views

Didn't know a thing about the Van Diemen's company until I went here. The house has been restored... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
rdf88
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Sydney, Australia
Incredible

This beautiful site is an incredible way to spend an afternoon. Reasonably priced at $12 per adult... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
SarahAshleeEmily
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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 19 December 2016

Didn't know a thing about the Van Diemen's company until I went here. The house has been restored and refurnished but the most interesting things are the letters and the extracts from diaries that are scattered around. They have a panel telling you about the...More

Thank rdf88
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This beautiful site is an incredible way to spend an afternoon. Reasonably priced at $12 per adult, we were able to use the maps and signs to stroll through this incredible building. The way the park staff have rebuilt this house, creates a feeling of...More

Thank SarahAshleeEmily
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were greeted by a wondeful happy friendly lady who was especially kind to the children and lovely to everyone else. The building holds wonderful history showing everything from how the buildings were constructed by the convicts to the poor treatment by some of the...More

Thank adelemac15
Reviewed 12 December 2016

As we were leaving Stanley on Wednesday 30th November we went for a drive out to Highfield but decided not to stop and visit Highfield this time. It is only a short drive but the views back to Stanley & The Nut make the drive...More

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Highfield is a group of buildings that were the offices for the Van Diemen’s Land Company. Perched high above Stanley with views forever, this beautiful old home has been restored after it was bought from private ownership by the Tasmanian Government in 1987. Photographs show...More

2  Thank 35yrdream
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Great visit with an informed introduction by the ranger on duty. Important early Tasmanian history. Thought it was going to be another old house but it is much more.

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing picturesque location for a wedding. The grounds and original buildings and barns were respectfully restored and filled with warmth and charm.

Thank ashk89
Reviewed 23 November 2016

A very interesting site with lots of items. Good information thought out this site and very friendly staff with good knowledge of the site and area. Worth taking the time out to visit the site and some wonderfull photo opportunities to take the Nut.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Very informative and historical site.You can almost feel like you are back in history. Beautiful photography shots to be had.

Thank Gloriasymons
Reviewed 17 November 2016

What an amazing complex of this important part of Tasmania's history. Beautiful grounds, location and fascinating history. Well worth a visit!

Thank travellerO9227VS
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