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Highfield Historic Site

143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
+61 3 6458 1100
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Immaculate Garden Setting

A great insight into the families that occupied this area and into the convict era. We really do... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Craig M
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Sydney, Australia
Fascinating and informative

This gives a fascinating insight into the early history of Tasmania and the beginnings of the Van... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Nick99
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Reading, UK
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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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143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
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+61 3 6458 1100
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

A great insight into the families that occupied this area and into the convict era. We really do have it good! In some of the rooms you will hear audio recordings that help paint an even more in depth picture. Superb views of The Nut...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This gives a fascinating insight into the early history of Tasmania and the beginnings of the Van Diemen's Land Company. The house is very stylish, the gardens very pleasant and snippets of history are presented in an interesting and digestible format.

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This is must see while in Stanley. The sympathetic restoration is great and there are numerous interesting audio recordings and written pieces for a self-guided tour

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

A visit here is a must on your trip to Stanley. Lots of good information about the life, struggles and all, of the early settlers. Skips over aboriginal life though. Buildings are in good order but not all rooms have been restored to their former...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

we had a great time wandering around the Highfield home - a lot of very good history on the walls, & rambling around the rooms was a great experience - fabulous views out to sea & the nut, would highly recommend

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The gardens are beautiful. The house is well preserved and there is a lot of information about the people who lived there and the difficulties they endured. The chapel and school house are lovely.

Thank Jan H
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Lovely setting and gardens. House has been restored from being run down and interesting to see the transformation and find out about the Van Diemen's Land Company.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We happened to visit on the day of the Garden Spectacular, which was being held for the first time in 3 years. Therefore we saw the gardens at their best. Lovely views towards the Nut. The house has been restored nicely and the local ladies...More

Thank KathrynS400SA
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Attended the Garden Spectacular. Lovely setting, large variety of stalls and activities, a credit to the army of volunteers and local organisations. Tour of homestead marred by large crowd - we'll have to come back at a quieter time.

Thank dm248
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We attended the Garden Spectacular here 21st October. The gardens and flower arrangements were as promised, spectacular. This coupled with the history and period furniture and costumes on display in the house made it a very enjoyable afternoon. The house is open and on display...More

Thank peter s
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