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Highfield Historic Site

143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
+61 3 6458 1100
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A lovely piece of history

You can travel back in time when in this beautiful house and grounds and experience some of what... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
Well worth a visit if you are into history

A great look back into the colonial days of Tasmania. The grounds are fantastic and the building... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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%
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143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
+61 3 6458 1100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can travel back in time when in this beautiful house and grounds and experience some of what life was like for those who came to live in Stanley. The garden is spectacular, the views of The Nut are great and you can recognise some...More

Thank K933ZGelizabethf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great look back into the colonial days of Tasmania. The grounds are fantastic and the building has been restored just enough to give you an idea of its original splendor but not enough to turn it into a tacky restoration. Great views to Stanley...More

Thank OrfordSandaHouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great insight into Tasmania's North West history. They property has been marvelously restored, it's a credit to the community.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. The kid's had a good time, learnt about local history and hsd fun checking out the range of buildings.

Thank lisa31w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was lovely coming to visit this beautiful old home and learning a bit of what life was like in the old days. There are extensive histories printed on the walls and in some cases furniture for you to read, some of it was even...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 27 August 2017 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

2  Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 16 August 2017 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 13 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
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