Highfield Historic Site

Stunning early colonial architecture laced with commanding views

From its perch overlooking the town of Stanley, Highfield Historic Site is a window to the past. Highfield House was built as the residence for the Chief Agent of the Van Diemen’s Land Company back in 1832. The homestead, said to be designed by noted architect Henry Hellyer, features beautiful original features including marble mantelpieces, timber staircases and French windows. Wander the rooms and cast your mind back to the challenges faced by early colonists battling to carve a living from the surrounding countryside. A convict-built chapel, school room and stables are all open for exploration.

The grounds today are stunning. The site even includes unique historical facilities available for hire. Think weddings and events with a twist and photographs beyond compare.



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Terms & Conditions

To be eligible for inclusion in the Festival program all participating events must agree to all of the following.

  • Offer an excellent, authentic experience connected to the Festival’s themes
  • Have the capacity to deliver this event as promised in the program
  • Have the necessary permissions, licenses, insurances etc. to lawfully conduct this event
  • Undertake a risk assessment of this event and take mitigating measures for issues
  • Accurately count and report visitor numbers for this event, meeting festival deadlines
  • Be COVID ready to handle and track visitors, in accordance with latest health advice
  • Agree to and abide by the festival’s deadlines, processes, procedures and promises


Terms & Conditions

This opportunity is open to all prepared food sellers throughout the Circular Head municipality.

To qualify for participation in this project, participating businesses MUST

  • Prepare and present a signature dish that features local produce
  • Can be dine in or take away
  • Must make it available during your normal business hours from (11-20 Nov 22)
  • One Signature Dish ONLY per business 
  • No cost to participate
  • Business must Register their Signature Dish (with copy and images) by 1 August 2022.
  • Business must Report back to the Festival, the number & value of  dishes sold by 23rd Nov 2022.