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Well kept historical site

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The grounds were well maintained, the historical information supplied... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
meganw20182018
Well worth your time

A visit to highfield House is something extra to do in Stanley if you are there more than one... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Helen B
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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 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The grounds were well maintained, the historical information supplied gave some good reading. Highfield House will definitely be on my list of places to visit with friends.

Thank meganw20182018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to highfield House is something extra to do in Stanley if you are there more than one night. (first priority for a short visit is The Nut). Take a leisurely self- guided tour around this lovely old house, reading up on the history...More

1  Thank Helen B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very reasonably priced ($12adult), friendly lady showed us where to start inside the house. Lots of good information, explaining the history of the house and area. Beautifully decorated and thoughtful pieces of furniture in each room. The outhouses were also interesting. The garden is glorious...More

Thank mijah
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Visited this site in Stanley. The history of this site is very interesting. Starting with why and how this homestead and buildings were built by the convicts. The sad loss of one of the children of the original family adds to story.

Thank NthQueenslanders
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We didn't go in the House itself but walked the gardens and viewed the outbuildings in the complex. A valuable historic site and asset worth the time to explore. Also great views of The Nut too from here.

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 14 July 2018 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 16 June 2018

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 5 June 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 26 May 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 18 May 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
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