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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

Woolmers Lane, Longford, Tasmania 7301, Australia
(03) 6391 1251
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Ranked #2 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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Yass
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village is well worth a visit. The Archer family has opened up part of their farm for tourists to visit so that this unique part of our history can be preserved. There is open access to farm buildings to wander through and a good audio visual presentation from an ABC documentary that explains the relationship between Brickendon... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were able to wander around the farm village late on Sunday evening and again early on Monday morning, and we were fortunate to have the place to ourselves due to the lateness/early hour. The village is delightful, photo opportunities abound, the animals are friendly (including the cats who accompanied us on our explorations). The signage explaining the significance of... More

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Port Fairy, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My grandaughter loved feeding the various animals, there were ducks , chickens , goats , sheep and a huge pig.all set in a rustic old part of Brickendon

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Don't bother visiting in winter. I felt embarrassed that overseas visitors would turn up at this property and its so unprofessional and unkept. I was frankly flabbergasted. We had to pay $15 on a cold July day and handed a map. Great....couldn't get in buildings, not given any advice except drive across the road to get to the village. You... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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65 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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