Highfield Historic Site


143 Green Hills Road Stanley, Tasmania Australia 7331

Highfield Historic Site offers a historically accurate vision of a gentleman’s home and farm of the 1830s. It sits on a hillside overlooking the lands the manager would have once controlled, with views across to Stanley, The Nut and the Bass Strait beyond. The house is being restored over time and its elegant Regency design, convict barracks, barns, stables, and a chapel are surrounded by a large ornamental garden.
Edward Curr, the chief agent of the Van Diemen’s Land Company, started construction in 1832, and later additions were made by John Lee Archer. The VDL settlement began in 1826 on 350,000 acres granted under Royal Charter by George IV. Today, the original farm has reduced and covers around five acres, which is open to visitors daily from 0930 – 1630 from 1 September to 31 May. During June, July and August the site is open Monday to Friday. The site is also available as a venue for weddings, meetings and artists in residence. School groups and coach groups are also welcome. Highfield is the story of success or tragedy – you decide.

Inidicative Rates

$12 - $12

Contact for more information

Phone:
(03) 6458 1100

Email:
highfield@parks.tas.gov.au

Website:
https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/highfield-historic-site

Facilities found here

  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Interactive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

Where to find
Highfield Historic Site


143 Green Hills Road Stanley, Tasmania Australia 7331