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Address: Woolmers Lane, Longford, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 6391 2230
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You can feel the colonial roots here

Tasmania is lucky to have this amazing piece of history in public hands. The extensive rose garden, grounds with heritage buildings kept in their original state, and a stately... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
brucec792
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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tasmania is lucky to have this amazing piece of history in public hands. The extensive rose garden, grounds with heritage buildings kept in their original state, and a stately home with its own sense of history make for a fascinating 3 hours of sightseeing. The story to be told is worth hearing, and, of course, seeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was by a very informative guided tour and is restricted in numbers as most of the rooms in the house are quite small. The estate had clearly deteriorated by the time the last Archer died but 20 + years on it has a rather unloved feel. The wool shed, the oldest surviving in Australia, is definitely worth inspection. The... More 

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Thank Alastair G
Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic Woolmers Estate (house and outbuildings) is well presented. Great to see Australian history being maintained. The tour guide (Janet) was very knowledgable and delivered a very detailed and informative tour session. The downsides were that the rooms were very dark, the upstairs areas weren't open for viewing and photos were not allowed. Also entry costs ($20 per adult) seemed... More 

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Thank GT0049
Spain
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292 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited both estates. Why not organizing one ticket. Both places prizy. There is a guided tour. It is located in a lovely area. Beautiful views. History is interessting. I understand more about this period.

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Thank marti j
Kariong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being one of the World Heritage Convict sites, meant that we wanted to visit this site. The whole location is well maintained. You can visit just the grounds or add in a tour of the house (costs). We did the tour, the host was excellent showing us through the house and explaining the significant of various items and relating the... More 

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Thank Garry S
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Woolmers Estate was very interesting, paying a little more for the guided tour was worth it. The tour guide manage to interact with the children which made it enjoyable for them. The outdoor grounds were well maintained. A very pleasant morning.

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Thank Delphine D
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Touted to have a beautiful Rose Garden. Paid an entry fee to see only Rose bushes with little flowers. Paid $14. Intending visitors save your money.

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Thank Damansara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I are very keen on all things historical. We enjoyed our tour of the homestead and were fascinated by the information Cathi shared with us. I would have liked longer to linger in each room to take in all the beautiful artefacts. Wandering the grounds on the self guided tour, I was disappointed by the lack of... More 

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Thank Journeys59
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Woolmers twice before. On my first visit I toured the house and learned of its history. On subsequent visits, I've enjoyed wandering around the outbuildings and the gardens. The National Rose Garden, which I'll review separately, is also located on the Woolmers Estate and the entry fee covers both. The Woolmers Estate is a reminder of Tasmania's... More 

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Thank Jennifer C
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we did not visit the house as we ran out of time it was a perfect way to spend the afternoon. The property is positioned on the Macquarie river and was once a vast spread of very fertile agricultural land. All the old buildings are in very good condition and it is easy to understand the harsh living conditions... More 

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