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The Heights Heritage House

140 Aphrasia St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
+61 3 5221 3510
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An outstanding property

In 1855 this prefabricated timber home in an inner Geelong suburb was imported from England by the... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Betula103
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Australia
A delightful house and garden we did now existed.

Our guide was most helpful and very well informed about the history of the property and gardens. It... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
Baz J
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Drysdale, Australia
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140 Aphrasia St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

In 1855 this prefabricated timber home in an inner Geelong suburb was imported from England by the Ibbotson family and erected in an elevated area with excellent views to the You Yang mountains. Since it was the gold rush era it was difficult to get...More

1  Thank Betula103
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Our guide was most helpful and very well informed about the history of the property and gardens. It gave us an insight into the early days of Geelong.

Thank Baz J
Reviewed 24 November 2016

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.

Thank mezoz
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...More

Thank Kiwibird248
Reviewed 1 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...More

1  Thank ketchum1745
Reviewed 17 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...More

1  Thank KarynHM
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Samantha W
Reviewed 20 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...More

5  Thank nzsmith
Reviewed 8 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...More

1  Thank Sylvia v
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...More

12  Thank Bec L
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