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Highfield Historic Site

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Address: 143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6458 1100
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Highfield Historic Site is an 1830's farm complex built by convict labor....

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Perth Australia

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Perth Australia
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235 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 a very unloved grand old building that is barely recognisable from what is open to... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank ashk89
Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Michael C
Herberton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank Gloriasymons
Bathurst, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Narooma, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

National Parks staff are to be congratulated on running this interesting and informative historic site. It is well managed, accessible and fun. You can wander around reading lots of well presented storey boards and looking at their extensive exhibits. Takes somewhere between 1 to 3 hours, depending on how closely you read the interesting displays and how many of the... More 

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Russell, New Zealand
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most well cared for gardens and property, with the main house bought "back-to-life" with loving restoration. We loved our visit to this property, right from the friendly, helpful manner of the lady from the parks and wildlife service at reception, to the stories displayed around the rooms telling us all about the personalities of the early settlers on the... More 

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Thank Hopeave
Melbourne Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Well restored historical house which includes some history of the local area including information on the treatment of the local aborigines. A must see if you are visiting the area

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

When you arrive at Highfield, the first picture you will see is an old photograph of the building. What a terrific transformation of this piece of Australian history. Take a walk through the building and the surrounds, it will not disappoint. The only sore point was the employee the day we went, who decided to spend time on a personal... More 

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