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Safety alert: Limited access to parks and reserves
From 8/5/2020, last reviewed 18/5/2020

​​​From Monday 11 May, Tasmanian residents will be able to undertake exercise at national parks and reserves, including beaches in their local area. Residents should only use parks and reserves that they can walk, run or cycle to, or if this is not possible, can drive to within 30 kilometres of their place of residence.

Please check your Local Council for arrangements for lands managed by them. Please note that Wellington Park will re-open but the Pinnacle Road will remain closed to vehicle traffic. 

Residents must still maintain and observe physical distancing rules, limit groups to 10 people, except for household members, and move on once they have completed their exercise.  If carparks are full, please move on and return at another time.

This limited access to national parks and reserves follows the closure of all PWS reserved lands declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 26 March to prevent non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitor centres and campgrounds still remain closed until further notice.

For more information on the limited access to reserved lands and the easing of restrictions in national parks and reserves please refer to the frequently asked questions.​ 


Highfield Historic Site
Highfield Historic House, Highfield Historic Site (photograph: Jonathan Wherrett)

Highfield Historic Site

North-west Tasmania’s pioneering heritage.

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Safety alert: Limited access to parks and reserves
From 8/5/2020, last reviewed 18/5/2020

​​​From Monday 11 May, Tasmanian residents will be able to undertake exercise at national parks and reserves, including beaches in their local area. Residents should only use parks and reserves that they can walk, run or cycle to, or if this is not possible, can drive to within 30 kilometres of their place of residence.

Please check your Local Council for arrangements for lands managed by them. Please note that Wellington Park will re-open but the Pinnacle Road will remain closed to vehicle traffic. 

Residents must still maintain and observe physical distancing rules, limit groups to 10 people, except for household members, and move on once they have completed their exercise.  If carparks are full, please move on and return at another time.

This limited access to national parks and reserves follows the closure of all PWS reserved lands declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 26 March to prevent non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitor centres and campgrounds still remain closed until further notice.

For more information on the limited access to reserved lands and the easing of restrictions in national parks and reserves please refer to the frequently asked questions.​ 


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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 intrinsically linked to the development of the Circular Head community. As a venue​, it provides the ideal location for your event or special occasion.

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