Summer flowers in bloom infront of the historic homestead at Highfield - a beautiful, two storey, convict built mansion with expansive gardens and grounds. The Nut is a prominent feature in the background.
Highfield (photograph: Aaron Jones)

Highfield Historic Site

North-west Tasmania’s pioneering heritage.

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Closed area: Highfield Historic Site Closure
Applies from 3/10/2022
​​Highfield Historic Site will be closed to the public on the following dates:
  • Monday 3 October 2022
  • Monday 10 October 2022
  • Monday 31 October 2022
This is due to TasNetworks maintanance.

For further enquiries please call 6458 1100

Last reviewed 29/9/2022 02:01 PM


Perched overlooking Stanley and The Nut on a windy promontory in North-West Tasmania, Highfield Historic Site represents a stunning example of early colonial architecture from the Regency Period (1811-1820). From the large French windows of the homestead​, visitors are treated to dramatic views of the rugged coastline and Bass Strait beyond.

Construction of what is now the Highfield Historic Site marked the first European occupation in ​North-West Tasmania. Building commenced in 1826 by convict labour under the watchful eye of Edward Curr, chief agent of Van Diemen’s Land Company. The property originally occupied some 350,000 acres of agricultural land which has reduced over time and today covers 9.5 acres.

Visitors to the Highfield Historic Site can walk through the old homestead​, outbuildings and surrounding gardens and immerse themselves in the history of this significant property so in​trinsically linked to the development of the Circular Head community. ​As a venue, it provides the ideal ​location for your event or special occasion.


Experiences in Highfield Historic Site

Highfield Historic Site

Highfield venue hire

Highfield Historic Site is the perfect location for your special event - unique historical buildings and facilities in a stunning location.

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Aerial view of Highfield House, Stanley

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Visiting Highfield Historic Site

Highfield Historic Site is open to the public for self-guided tours, school visits and events.

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Wedding at Highfield Historic Site

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Tasmania's parks and reserves can make for a beautiful backdrop for your special day. See some of our favourite locations for simple, outdoor wedding ceremonies, through to full packages offered by Highfield Historic Site.

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