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The Heritage Trail

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit historic Clarendon House (open Thursday to Sunday)
    The National Trust - Franklin House is the alternative option when Clarendon House is closed
  • Devonshire tea is provided at either Ingleside Bakery, Woolmers Cafe or JJ's Bakery
  • Take a leisurely walk through the Evandale village
  • Visit and view world renowned Rose Gardens at Woolmers Estate
  • Visit the world heritage site of Brickendon Farm

The Heritage Trail

 

Cast your mind back in time and reflect on the colonial past of Tasmania’s farming estates.  Clarendon House is referred to as “The grandest colonial house in the colony.”  It is set in 7 hectares on the banks of the South Esk River and was the centre of a large pastoral enterprise developed by James Cox.  This colonial masterpiece is complete with servant’s wing and many farm buildings and is surrounded by extensive gardens and parklands.

Devonshire tea is provided at either Ingleside Bakery, Woolmers Cafe or JJ's Bakery.

Evandale was originally established as a military post in 1811.  The township had various names but eventually in 1836 retained the current name in honour of Tasmania’s first Surveyor-General, G W Evans.  Today, Evandale is a National Trust classified Georgian village with many notable popular unspoiled heritage buildings.  The town was also home to various famous named people in the past, including Ned Kelly’s father, who served time in prison here. 

Woolmers Estate World Heritage Site offers a rare and unique glimpse into Australian colonial history, from the settlement of the Estate in 1817 by Thomas Archer I, through to the death of Thomas William Archer VI in 1994.  Woolmers Estate is arguably the most significant 19th century farming property in Australia.  Join the guided tour and experience a special journey through time.  Marvel at the array of personal collections and possessions accumulated through six generations of the family.  Also enjoy the exquisite seasonal blooms in the picturesque gardens.  The Estate houses the magnificent blooms of the National Rose Garden with over 5000 roses on display, making this one of the most spectacular collections within Tasmania.

A delicious home cooked meal, light lunch or snack may be purchased here in the fully licensed restaurant.

Brickendon has recently been added to Australia’s prestigious National Heritage List and is listed as a World Heritage Site.  Brickendon truly brings history back to life.  You can experience Tasmania’s early colonial history at the Farm Village.  This was built by convict labour during the 1820’s and the National Heritage Buildings include the blacksmith shop, cook house, barns, granaries, the original homestead cottage and a beautiful gothic chapel that stands prominently in the peaceful leafy English gardens.

You may also view the extensive gardens around the Georgian homestead.  These gardens have been planted over 7 generations and include an amazing collection of rare trees from around the world, some of which are almost 200 years old!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Morning tea is included in the cost
  • Entry to attractions and lunch is at your own expense
  • Tour only operates with a minimum of 2 guests

TOUR TIMES:

10.00 AM – 4.00 PM

COST:

$125.00 per person

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