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Highfield Historic Site

143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
+61 3 6458 1100
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A must to visit

This restored homestead is a unique piece of Australian and Tasmanian history. The story behind the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
NaroomaHeather
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Narooma
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From the outside this site presented well. The gardens and facades are meticulously maintained. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael K
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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 yesterday via mobile

This restored homestead is a unique piece of Australian and Tasmanian history. The story behind the house and the restoration that has taken place makes for a wonderful couple of hours.

Thank NaroomaHeather
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From the outside this site presented well. The gardens and facades are meticulously maintained. I was not keen on exploring this facility due to the entry fee.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is well worth a visit. The Tasmanian Government is to be congratulated on purchasing Highfield House and funding the restoration work on this historic site of Tasmanian history. After viewing the 'before' photos of the site prior to the restoration work, it is...More

Thank Kasia-Marie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another chapter in our shameful history. People must visit these places to truly understand how free labour was used by the invaders.

Thank Juliannno
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love history, this is a must do. Beautifully maintained grounds, well kept homestead, which has been repaired beautifully. Great way to see what life for some people was like 200 years ago.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highfield is a must visit for anyone fascinated by the history of the area, of Tasmania and in fact, of Australia. The displays remind us of the hardships of colonial times as well as informing about those who lived here before white settlers and how...More

1  Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit Stanley, you must add this to your ‘to do’ list. Very worth the visit, great photo opportunities and historically interesting and confronting.

1  Thank Patricia Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A reasonable entry fee allows you to explore this beautiful and very old home. You are given a map and are able to explore at your own pace. There is a lot to see, including a cellar, and the gardens are also worth a look,...More

1  Thank D_Walton2013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely old house to visit. Very informative talk before wandering around this well kept historical site. Well worth a visit

1  Thank domzoo1
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Did they pick the best spot for an HQ or what? Right on top of a bluff with magnificent views of surrounding country, incl The Nut. The house has been renovated back to similar conditions of its heyday in the 1840's & there are great...More

1  Thank Peter_4825
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