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“Another tourist place not open for tourists” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Highfield Historic Site

Highfield Historic Site
143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Stanley
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Another tourist place not open for tourists”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Obviously winter tourists just don't matter to many Tasmanian businesses. Came to Stanley to go up the nut and visit this site. Chair lift on the nut CLOSED!! That's okay can still walk up...because we can ( sorry for those that can't). Walked to the highfield site from caravan park and it's CLOSED!!! on weekends . They had a sign on the road telling us it was 1.5klm to get there..why not put opening hours up as well, especially when the opening hours don't make sense. This is a long weekend and nearly everything in Stanley is closed and half if it's for sale..not surprised. Sick of hearing how hard it is to make a living here....wake up!!!! We'll be sticking to the natural attractions....we know we won't be disappointed.

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Geelong, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Add this one to your must-do-list”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

As we drove up the hill from the beach I noticed the amazing old home with the 5 big chimneys in the paddock, it was massive and what a truly fantastic position, overlooking the Nut, the Ocean and the whole of the Stanley Township. I then realised as we kept driving along the road and approached the rear of this magnificent property that I recalled having seen it before, but where? The Gourmet Farmer, (a show on SBS about a food critic that moved to Tasy to live and run a farm.) Anyway, It certainly looked alot more stunning in real life, Unfortuneately, they were not doing the tours the day we were there but I looked around the grounds and tried to investigate some of the outbuildings, they were true relics of days gone by and the style, materials and architecture was fascinating to see. I will certainly be going back when they re-open the tours over the homestead and other buildings. I would say it would be a certain addition to my next must do list.

Visited May 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Well worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My reason for visiting Stanley was to visit Highfield House and I was not disappointed. Still a lot of work to be done but what has been done so far is worth the $12 entry and it all goes towards the future work. Windy the day we went but you could imagine life back in the day. Make the trip you won't be sorry.

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Ulverstone, Australia
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“i LOVED it!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

i LOVED highfeild house. it is probally one of the best places i've ever been to. it was amazing i love the school the most i think its really awesome to go into a 100 year old school and see how school was set up back then. i aslo liked the bedrooms and the laurdrey. i think they were fantastic! i didn't get a photo tacken but i would of liked to. i liked the church too. it was realy realy detailed and intressting because there not like the churches that we have know. my friend when up to preest's table and we all sat down and we pretended that we were at church. i had lots of fun even know that it was expencive it was worth it. i got a litte scared when i read about the girl that was on the dog and the dog went under the fence and the little 3 year olds head fell off. i would love to write about all of it but i cant think about what i did and just loved highfield historic house. good bye everybody

ps: the louge is als9o worth a look at!!!

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“A historic site worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Highfield Historic site is a well preserved collection of buildings with good background on the people who lived in and visited the house. The views from the gardens across to the Nut are good.

Visited April 2014
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