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Review of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Longford
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Brickendon eastate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 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

Visited February 2014
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Perth, Australia
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313 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Make the effort to visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 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. Numerous photo opportunities abound, not only the old buildings, but also the ducks etc. I was unsure whether access was available to the Chapel, but I unlocked the gate and was pleasantly surprised at the interior of the building, especially the roof line. Admission was very reasonably priced, considering this is a World Heritage Site and a big hit with young children.

Visited February 2014
2 Thank sandykperth
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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Loved Brickendon and want to return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 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 but a working farm. The family acknowledge the convict history that helped establish the farm. My favourite buildings were the small church and the shearing shed, although the old farm machinery and the years of decaying paint on buildings and equipment and the old wood were fun to photograph. The gardens of the main farm house were beautiful, even in the middle of summer. There's a lot of trees planted when the gardens were first established more than 170 years ago. I particularly liked the ancient mulberry trees (take a close look at the fruit) and the heady aroma of the flower garden adjacent to the house. I'd like to return for a second or third time. There's a walk from Brickendon across to Woolmers which we had originally planned to visit too but we spent a lot more time at Brickendon than expected, so we'll go back to see it. This is great Tasmanian history that is still alive and well worth a visit.

Visited January 2014
2 Thank FreqAussieTraveller
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Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A walk back through time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

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!

2 Thank David S
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, quaint, rustic relaxing countryside retreat.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We were greeted with a warm fire in our cottage and as overnight guests given fresh milk, eggs, juice, bread, jam for breakfast. Cooking was easy with a full kitchen and feeding the animals and exploring the grounds kept us busy with family fun activities for several days. Peaceful and quiet nights were filled with farm noises and the sky was lit up with a multitude of stars which as residences of the northern hemisphere, we never have seen before.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Bob C
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