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C... wrote a review Feb 2021
Traralgon, Australia22,754 contributions1,886 helpful votes
Tick tock... my week in Tasmania was drawing to a close... tick tock... I made the decision that the last village to explore would be Longford... tick tock... I arrived to look around the Village... it's beautiful...very old world... tick tock... I don't want to miss a thing. I checked the things to do in the area on the TripAdvisor App and found this Colonial Farm Village... following the signs in town I was easily able to navigate there. There is oodles of car parking on arrival and there are signs to explain what it's all about. If you have doubts you can still wander in and buy a cool drink or something from the gift store and go no further. But what a shame if that's all you do. The lady at the desk was really helpful... I explained my predicament of being time constrained. We laughed when we realised she was on the same flight as me but she intended on leaving Longford an hour after me. I had a hire car to return... and she was local. I paid my entrance fee, was given a map and it was suggested that I watch a video about the story behind this working farm. It was quite fascinating and gave a great background for you... sadly I had to cut it short because... tick tock... I was running out of time. I walked through the buildings, stopping to take photos and occasionally read an information board. It really is quite beautiful. I understand the families attachment to the property. Tick tock... time was against me... but this was an incredible choice to do on my way out of the state. I only wish I had more time... who knows, I might be lucky enough to get back in the future. Tick tock... my time was drawing to an end...but oh what a wonderful end. This Farm Village is fascinating.…
Date of experience: February 2021
Faith787 wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions9 helpful votes
I never knew how old Tasmania was and I love learning more about the history of it. The place is a must for history buffs. Brickendon is still a working farm and still in the same family, which is very impressive.
Date of experience: January 2021
Helen R wrote a review Dec 2020
Hobart, Australia68 contributions11 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed looking around Brickendon, and getting a sense of the history of the place. we hadn't realised previously that it was open to visitors. We did the recommended walk from Brickendon to Woolmers, where we we very disappointed by the lack of signage and facilities.…
Date of experience: December 2020
Caladarn wrote a review Oct 2020
Launceston, Australia46 contributions13 helpful votes
Bird droppings everywhere, including on the bed inside the original Archer cottage. Dead possum in the shearing shed. Cats eating birds. Lights not working. All in all for a $14 entry fee the cleanliness was well below par.
Date of experience: October 2020
leith_doody wrote a review Apr 2020
Glen Iris, Australia96 contributions37 helpful votes
We really enjoyed watching the “Australian Story” video, strolling around the historic buildings, then enjoying the magnificent gardens of the Homestead.
Date of experience: March 2020
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