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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

Woolmers Lane, Longford, Tasmania 7301, Australia
(03) 6391 1251
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Longford
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description:  Brickendon farm has been owned and operated by the same family for over 170 years.  It's a slice of Tasmanian farming history, just a short drive... more »
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I am in utter awe that people actually enjoy visiting Brickendon. I can't believe they charge $12.50 entry fee for this rubbish. It was literally an old farm. Nothing exciting, nothing interesting. Nothing worse seeing. Inside the boring buildings were just farming tools. Honestly I can never get the 30 minutes I spent there back and it makes me sad.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We didn't have enough time (catching a plane!) to go on the indoors visit (about $20 I think) so took the $14 option to see the outdoors, we were told the rose garden was not in flower seasons, which we expected. The walk was nice and the buildings are beautiful but probably not quite worth the $14, specially when it's... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The where abouts it is not that far out of town and easy to get to and the old builings were well worth seeing also the animals, ducks chooks .ect

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I spent a couple of hours wandering around this lovely property on a beautiful sunny day and the views across the Norfolk plains were stunning. It is certainly a step back in time, and to read of the prosperity of estates like Brickendon due to the skills and labour of assigned convicts both men and women was of great interest.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We spent several hours exploring Brickendon recently and loved it. I recommend watching the DVD before you explore to better understand the history of the farm village and the families who established Brickendon and nearby Woolmers. The same family has been farming here since the 1820s and there are a lot of buildings to explore. This isn't a stuffy museum... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

For the $12.50 per adult entry fee you get the chance to go back in time and be part of a convict-built settlement which now has a world heritage listing. There are about 20 buildings to see including the old wool classing building and a stunning old church. Well worth the visit!

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were greeted with a warm fire in our cottage and as overnight guests given fresh milk, eggs, juice, bread, jam for breakfast. Cooking was easy with a full kitchen and feeding the animals and exploring the grounds kept us busy with family fun activities for several days. Peaceful and quiet nights were filled with farm noises and the sky... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We arrived early and were able to help feed the ducks, chooks and pig. Whole family had a great time and the service was good too. Don't forget to visit Woolmers too. Such a great story.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

A very interesting and beautifully presented slice of our history. Allow plenty of time to wander the extensive grounds - photo opportunities abound.

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Margate, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We "did" Brickendon the next morning after having visited Woolmers first the afternoon before. We stayed in a lovely homely cottage at Brickendon so were able to be on time to watch all the animals being fed at 10:15 the next morning. We stayed in Pumpkin Cottage, lit the fire and even had a small grey cat Moddy for company... More

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