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Address: 140 Aphrasia St, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5221 3510
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Great historic house in Geelong

Really enjoyed visiting this historic National trust property and hearing the stories of the family and how the property developed over time since the Victorian days. Enjoyed the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2016
ketchum1745
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great guided tour of this house gives you a thorough coverage from when it was brought over from Germany and reassembled here in the 1800's Interesting stories of the family that lived here. Beautiful gardens surround the house.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The Heights was constructed from pre-fabricated material that originally came from Germany. Until 1975 it was owned by three generations of the Ibbotson family. In 1975 the house and most of the contents were donated to the National Trust. As a result, the house has many personal touches throughout the house. For example, there is a snuff bottle collection that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting this historic National trust property and hearing the stories of the family and how the property developed over time since the Victorian days. Enjoyed the tour and the informative comments from the guide. The gardens are very nice and this property is recommended to all who are interested in history and historic sites.

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1 Thank ketchum1745
Australia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

We recently visited the Heights for a morning tea. The gardens are beautiful and all looked after by dedicated volunteers. They also look out to uninterrupted views of the You Yangs. The volunteers are also currently restoring the old water tower an amazing job. You can tour the house the largest pre-fabricated weatherboard home left in Victoria from 1855, The... More 

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1 Thank KarynHM
Victoria, Australia
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151 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

The Heights prides itself as a special occasion venue and rightly so. Access to the house is limited but the grounds and verandah beautiful. In the private school area of Geelong, and while this sits atop a hill, a drive or walk around surrounding streets is worthwhile. Great architecture

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

We were welcomed by two staff members and shown around this lovely home, it felt like the original owners were still living here. So nice to visit a historic home which has rooms that are not roped off so we could look around the rooms easily & enjoy the little trinkets. Very informative and well worth a visit, can imagine... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

Attended an open day at this property. It is a National Trust Property and the Historic House sits lovely in its garden setting. The property's gardens are available for hire and a bunch of dedicated volunteers make sure that the property is looking it's best for the numerous people who visit. This property like so many others is relying on... More 

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1 Thank Sylvia v
Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

The minute my (now) husband and I entered the grounds of the Heights we feel in love with it. We decided there and then that it was the place that we wanted to get Married. The house especially holds a life of its own, and the grounds are absolutely stunning. The staff were great, really helpful and informative right up... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

I love the gardens and house and wanted to book the venue for my wedding but when my partner and I arrived to pay our deposit we were told by the man in charge that he was too busy to deal with us and was just generally very rude and grumpy. My (then) fiance was very angry at the way... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2010

I attended a cycling function here, the staff were very friendly & the gardens are amazing, well worth a visit.

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