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Highfield Historic Site

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Address: 143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
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+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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wonderful historic capsule

We were greeted by a wondeful happy friendly lady who was especially kind to the children and lovely to everyone else. The building holds wonderful history showing everything from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
adelemac15
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Merrijig, Australia

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Merrijig, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We were greeted by a wondeful happy friendly lady who was especially kind to the children and lovely to everyone else. The building holds wonderful history showing everything from how the buildings were constructed by the convicts to the poor treatment by some of the owners/managers of those convicts. The buildings are carefully restored so at to not remove the... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

As we were leaving Stanley on Wednesday 30th November we went for a drive out to Highfield but decided not to stop and visit Highfield this time. It is only a short drive but the views back to Stanley & The Nut make the drive worth while.

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Perth Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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 5 December 2016 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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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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Herberton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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Bathurst, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 14 November 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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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