Highfield Historic Site, Stanley

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A sprawling stone mansion set among vividly colored gardens, Highfield Historic Site takes you back to a bygone era. Flowers, gravel paths, seaside views, and well-preserved historic constructions are the hallmarks of this idyllic location on Tasmania’s beautiful northwest coast. The house itself was built in the Regency style, and retains the geometric elegance of that particular brand of architecture. Using our world travel planner, Stanley attractions like Highfield Historic Site can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • What a lovely old house to visit. Very informative talk before wandering around this well kept historical site. Well worth a visit  more »
  • Did they pick the best spot for an HQ or what? Right on top of a bluff with magnificent views of surrounding country, incl The Nut. The house has been renovated back to similar conditions of its heyda...  more »
  • Friendly and helpful on site staff who provide welcome assistance at the location. A great deal of information is included and one should allocate a good couple of hours to go through it all to gain a...  more »
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  • Worth a visit if you’re staying in Stanley. It gives a fascinating insight into the history of the area and offers fantastic views of the Nut and the town of Stanley. The house is very well maintained with much of the original furniture still inside. You’re given a guide when you begin which tells you about each room in the house and each location on the grounds. I’d allow about an hour and a half to fully explore the entire place.
  • Most enjoyable visit, the NP staff was very informative and friendly and answered all our questions. We do not usually do the museum thing but this place is unreal you can see and feel the history.
  • We attended the Garden Spectacular here 21st October. The gardens and flower arrangements were as promised, spectacular. This coupled with the history and period furniture and costumes on display in the house made it a very enjoyable afternoon. The house is open and on display at other times. We just had the bonus of displays, food and refreshments, not to mention the bullock team demonstration. Added bonus is also the view of the Nut and surrounds.
  • Amazing location. Authentic buildings of old. Worth a visit.
  • Assisting with the Circular Head Garden Spectacular 2017 was interesting to see a lot of the inside and out of this historic site. The house and grounds are available to view regularly thanks to parks and wildlife dept.
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