We woke on Day 9 with the intention of packing up the car, checking out of our cottage and then catching the chairlift up to the top of ‘The Nut‘ and walking around the plateau where of course I could take some 360 degree view photographs, as well as enjoy the view! Sadly, mother nature had other plans and we woke to a gusty and rainy day, so I never did make it to the top of The Nut! Instead, we decided to head to the nearby hill and explore the intriguing Highfield House (not to be confused with the Highfield House that we stayed in at Launceston).
Highfield House can be regarded as the ‘birthplace’ of European settlement in Tasmania’s north-west. Built from 1832-35 as a residence for Edward Curr, chief agent of the Van Diemen’s Land Company, the house represents an important part of Tasmanian historic heritage. The history of the north-west region of Tasmania is inextricably bound up with the story of the Van Diemen’s Land Company. In 1982 the Tasmanian Government acquired the Highfield property with funds from the National Estate and has carried out extensive restoration works.
We were the only visitors there at Highfield House on this particular day. It was blowing a gale so umbrella’s were useless as they just blew inside out. Needless to say we got a bit wet when exploring the outdoors but I was more preoccupied with keeping my camera dry than myself which is why there are less outdoor photo’s than indoor!
Here are a few
zillion shots I took around the place. I haven’t added camera settings but if anyone would like me to, just let me know and I’ll update with them. I’ve captioned some of the images but not all, because to be honest I can’t remember which room all of them were taken in!
Next Tassie Trip post we will be at Cradle Mountain!
Meanwhile, here’s where you can catch up on our Tassie trip so far:
Day 1 – Hobart
Day 2 – MONA – Hobart
Day 3 – Richmond
Day 4 – Port Arthur
Day 5 – Bicheno, Day 5 – Wineglass Bay, Day 5 – Sleepy Bay, Day 5 – Cape Tourville, Day 5 – St Mary’s,
Day 6 – Bay of Fires: Binalong Bay, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: The Gardens, Day 6 – Pyengana Cows, Day 6 – St Columba Falls,
Day 7 – Launceston – where we Stayed, Day 7 – City of Launceston, Day 7 – Launceston’s Cataract Gorge
Day 8 – Deloraine and Devonport, Day 8 – Penguin and Wynyard, and Day 8 – Stanley.
Ciao for now,