Highfield Historic Site
Highfield Historic Site (photograph: Lee Kramer)

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South Bruny National Park

Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Tour the grounds of Australia’s second oldest lighthouse and enjoy sweeping views of the ocean at Cape Bruny in the South Bruny National Park.

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Entrance to the Officers' Quarters, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman National Park

Hobart and South

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

Roam the rooms of the 1832 Officers’ Quarters, believed to be the oldest timber military building in Australia, before heading to the dogline, where many a convict escapee changed his mind.

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North West

Highfield Historic Site

Highfield Historic Site can be regarded as the 'birthplace' of European settlement in Tasmania's north-west, a great place to visit or hold an event.

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Hobart and South

Kangaroo Bluff Historic Site

Originally built to support Hobart's defences, Kangaroo Bluff Battery now makes an ideal picnic site.

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East coast

Lisdillon Saltworks

The Lisdillon Saltworks were one of a number of small scale, speculative works established in Van Diemens Land to meet colonial needs.

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Launceston and North

Low Head Historic Site

Constructed in 1833, the Low Head Light Station at Low Head Historic Site was the third to be established in Australia and has operated continuously for over 170 years.

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North West

Lyons Cottage Historic Site

Lyons Cottage is a simple, single storey weatherboard home that tells a fascinating story. This quaint Victorian Georgian dwelling beneath The Nut in Stanley was the original home of Tasmania’s first and only elected Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons, in the late 1800s.

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Maria Island National Park

Maria Island History

Maria Island is a special place with something for everyone - historic ruins, sweeping bays, rugged cliffs and mountains, and remarkable wildlife. Whether you’re here for hours or days, you can choose the kind of stay that suits you and let Maria work its spell.

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Mount Field National Park

Mount Field History

Mount Field holds an important and colourful place in Tasmania’s history, with the magnificent twin cascade of Russell Falls declared the state’s first nature reserve in 1885. Some thirty years later, in 1916, Mount Field became one of our first national parks.

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Hobart and South

Mount Nelson Signal Station

Built in 1811, Mount Nelson Signal Station played an important role in reporting maritime traffic in both Hobart and Port Arthur.

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Hobart and South

Richmond Gaol Historic Site

Richmond gaol is the oldest, still intact, gaol in Australia.

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Hobart and South

Ross Female Factory Historic Site

The Ross Female Factory was a workhouse for female convicts between 1847 and 1854.

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Sarah Island, heritage

West coast

Sarah Island

Sarah Island is Tasmania's oldest convict settlement and reputedly one of the severest penal establishments in the history of transportation. Situated in the southern part of Macquarie Harbour on the West Coast of Tasmania.

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Hobart and South

The Shot Tower

The Shot Tower is one of Tasmania’s most distinctive heritage landmarks and has presided over the waterside suburb of Taroona since 1870.

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Hobart and South

The Steppes

The Steppes Reserve protects an important piece of Tasmania’s sheep-grazing heritage.

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Aerial view of Highfield House, Stanley

Highfield Historic Site

Visiting Highfield Historic Site

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

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Cradle Mountain (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Waldheim Chalet

Uncover the colourful history of the Weindorfers.

20m, 100m, Grade 1
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