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Highfield Historic Site

143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
+61 3 6458 1100
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Well preserved history

Although being born and bred in The are, I had no idea that Highfield House had been restored to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
upt0n
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Cairns, Australia
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Must see - this is great Australian History

A great historic relic that has been somewhat restored with plenty of stories. The house is in good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
theredman01
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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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
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+61 3 6458 1100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although being born and bred in The are, I had no idea that Highfield House had been restored to such an excellent level. I love history and I must say, Highfield House certainly delivers with enough mystery to keep visitors both entertained, enlightened and educated...More

1  Thank upt0n
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great historic relic that has been somewhat restored with plenty of stories. The house is in good order, the staff are very helpful with the detail of the life and times of the Van Dieman era. The gardens and outbuildings are story enough. If...More

Thank theredman01
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Loved this amazing home. The first home in the Stanley area and lovingly restored after falling into disrepair. Beautifully maintained house, gardens and outbuildings , presented in the style of the times. Such a great experience with voice recordings telling of the life and times...More

1  Thank NuthouseBrisbane
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I found this beautiful homestead incredibly atmospheric. To anyone with an interest in colonial Australian history, this is a real treat. The isolation of the property, striking even now, must have been overwhelming a couple of hundred years ago. Plenty of information available to the...More

1  Thank PrintMama
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Certainly worth the drive from town for the views back to The Nut. Beautiful farming land and interesting convict site.

1  Thank Amy H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This beautiful old home is in the most stunning location and contains so many original features and artifacts. It is well worth a visit.

1  Thank Roslyn T
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Well worth stepping back in time to appreciate the shrewdness of past characters and the lifestyle they lived

1  Thank Mim2012
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Huntfield House is a very interesting Stakle house to visit lots of information about the house including old historic venture dresses and other historical items. Depending on how much you wish to read and look at you could be there for awhile or just half...More

Thank Benjamin P
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Visited this site years ago, but could only look around the grounds and peep through the windows. Lovely to see both house and garden restored. Staff very keen to impart the history of the property. Well done Tas Parks & Wildlife. Do go - great...More

Thank Lindalhbt
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The house has been well restored and gives a really good insight to the early settlers that arrived here and built the house. The view from the house is panoramic and very different to the forested site it would have been originally.

Thank Helen W
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