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Address: 234 Clarendon Station Road | Nile, Evandale, Tasmania 7212, Australia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Explore one of Australia's grandest rural colonial estates set in 7...

Explore one of Australia's grandest rural colonial estates set in 7 hectares of beautiful riverside parklands. This Georgian country mansion with Italianate facade and servants' quarters has a heritage walled garden, farm outbuildings, a rare avenue of Elms, and is also home to the Australian Fly Fishing Museum, Costume Museum and the Norfolk Plains Heritage Centre photo and family history collection. Includes conservatory tearooms & gift shop. PLEASE NOTE! The house itself is closed until January 2016 for the installation of a new roof and refurbishment. Parklands and gardens, Fly Fishing Museum and Heritage Centre will be open from September 2015 - check website for details. From January 2016 a new range of tours and a theatre experience will be available - ring the visitor centre for details.

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Previously visited this beautiful house five years ago prior to restoration commencing. Visited again last week and the drawing room and dining room look fantastic. Great to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful visit , Thanks to the staff for a guided tour of this majestic Georgian Mansion. The authentic furniture added to the experience as well as the numerous out buildings. A National Trust building staffed by volunteers so it needs all the visitors it can get. Also very close to the historic town of Evendale.

Thank Lynwod
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This historical location is just a short drive off the C416 on the way to Launceston. It is well worth the effort to get there. This beautiful historical house is in the process of being restored. It was however the passion and effort displayed by the guides on site that truely made the experience come to life. Their knowledge of... More 

Thank Malcolm C
Launceston Tas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Must visit while you are in the area great if you are looking for a place for wedding photos . summer and Autumn look beautiful

Thank Anniegirl2020
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Previously visited this beautiful house five years ago prior to restoration commencing. Visited again last week and the drawing room and dining room look fantastic. Great to see the National trust looking after the property. Entrance fees very cheap, so go and have a look. Remember your entrance fees help pay to restore these historic legends

Thank ketchum1745
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Well worth the trip outside of Launceston to visit this large and grand house in Evandale. The home is well kept and the volunteer staff were very helpful with questions and details. Also worth a look are the outer buildings and the expansive garden at the site. A wonderful property.

Thank Adela G
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We attended a wedding at Clarendon House. It is an amazing building and the grounds are well worth walking through.

Thank Evan L
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

This is very grand house and worth a visit. Unfortunately nothing is signed to let you know they are same with the artwork no nformation of who they are of which is a real shame as the house would have so much history with it.

Thank Judy J
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

The house had only recently opened after extensive repairs to the roof. Many rooms are bare or contain accumulated furniture. The house is being done up and give an indication of what life was like in the 1800s. A walk around the outbuildings is part of the experience.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

The Historic Property of Clarendon House near Evandale is absolutely magnificent and a must see on the tourist trail if you love historical homes and properties which are open to public viewing. However, this property is currently temporarily closed for extensive renovation - This fact has been poorly advertised and only possible signage is placed when you've travelled to the... More 

2 Thank Anne G
Tas_Bex, Manager at Clarendon House, responded to this review

We are very sorry for your disappointment in finding the house itself was closed for the new roof project. This is advertised in our new National Trust brochure which is distributed state-wide through Tourism Brochure Exchange; it is also on our website as you say, but it is also on the Discover Tasmania website; visitor centres were advised; media releases... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We drove to see the house but there was no notice on any of the directional signs that they are doing work on the roof and it is closed. ( until we arrived at the entrance). Disappointing.

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