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Beautiful location.

A very interesting step back in time. Beautiful gardens and a magnificent view that is well worth... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Christinesang
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Sydney, Australia
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Very very historic

We came down here in 2009, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Never was it open until in 2018. WOW. That was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dennis H
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Toogoom, Queensland, Australia
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Highfield Historic Site is an 1830's farm complex built by convict labor. The Van Diemen's Land Company chose to settle in the area to establish a large scale sheep grazing property. The site is open to the public and interprets the conflicts that...more
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143 Green Hills Road, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
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+61 3 6458 1100
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very interesting step back in time. Beautiful gardens and a magnificent view that is well worth the short drive up from Stanley.

Thank Christinesang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came down here in 2009, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Never was it open until in 2018. WOW. That was worth the wait. $12.00 to get in and worth every cent. An absolute must for all.

3  Thank Dennis H
Reviewed June 5, 2018

It was great to see and learn more about now people lived back then. The house and grounds were well worth a wander through.

1  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

A must visit when you visit Stanley. The house shows the history of the earliest settlers of the area and the hardships they faced. Great views in all directions to photograph.

Thank Down_the_Coast
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Stanley is one of my favourite places in Tasmania and this beautiful house and property is well worth the visit. Beautifully restored and yet so eerie it is not a place I would want to spend the night

Thank jodyanne67
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Beautifully restored mansion built in the early 1800s. Upstairs is still to be restored but still very beautiful and a great reminder of the convict past who helped build it. This was used as a mansion in the making of the film "The Light Between...More

1  Thank Mim L
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

The views of The Nut from Highfield are great. The history of this place is interesting and well worth investigating. Welk worth a visit

Thank JListon3
Reviewed April 19, 2018

When we walked towards the door of that mansion, we encountered the gardener. We waited to pay our tickets. Ten minutes later, the gardener came in to sell tickets. That was cute! Anyway, this used to be a mansion. It existed during the colonial expansion....More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

This restored homestead is a unique piece of Australian and Tasmanian history. The story behind the house and the restoration that has taken place makes for a wonderful couple of hours.

Thank NaroomaHeather
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

From the outside this site presented well. The gardens and facades are meticulously maintained. I was not keen on exploring this facility due to the entry fee.

Thank Michael K
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