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Highfield Historic Site

143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
+61 3 6458 1100
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Stanley is one of my favourite places in Tasmania and this beautiful house and property is well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jodyanne67
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Albany, Australia
Beautiful views

Beautifully restored mansion built in the early 1800s. Upstairs is still to be restored but still... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mim L
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Melbourne, 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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  • Poor1%
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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 3 days ago

Stanley is one of my favourite places in Tasmania and this beautiful house and property is well worth the visit. Beautifully restored and yet so eerie it is not a place I would want to spend the night

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully restored mansion built in the early 1800s. Upstairs is still to be restored but still very beautiful and a great reminder of the convict past who helped build it. This was used as a mansion in the making of the film "The Light Between...More

1  Thank Mim L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The views of The Nut from Highfield are great. The history of this place is interesting and well worth investigating. Welk worth a visit

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we walked towards the door of that mansion, we encountered the gardener. We waited to pay our tickets. Ten minutes later, the gardener came in to sell tickets. That was cute! Anyway, this used to be a mansion. It existed during the colonial expansion....More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restored homestead is a unique piece of Australian and Tasmanian history. The story behind the house and the restoration that has taken place makes for a wonderful couple of hours.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside this site presented well. The gardens and facades are meticulously maintained. I was not keen on exploring this facility due to the entry fee.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This site is well worth a visit. The Tasmanian Government is to be congratulated on purchasing Highfield House and funding the restoration work on this historic site of Tasmanian history. After viewing the 'before' photos of the site prior to the restoration work, it is...More

Thank Kasia-Marie
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Another chapter in our shameful history. People must visit these places to truly understand how free labour was used by the invaders.

Thank Juliannno
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

If you love history, this is a must do. Beautifully maintained grounds, well kept homestead, which has been repaired beautifully. Great way to see what life for some people was like 200 years ago.

Thank Adamvdrake
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Highfield is a must visit for anyone fascinated by the history of the area, of Tasmania and in fact, of Australia. The displays remind us of the hardships of colonial times as well as informing about those who lived here before white settlers and how...More

1  Thank Christine C
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