Brickendon is one of Australia's UNESCO World Heritage convict sites, recognised for its extraordinary family and convict history. Settled by William Archer in 1824, this magnificent property is still owned and farmed by his descendants, now in their seventh generation.
Guests can stay in either the historic convict-built cottages, featuring open wood fires, deep old-fashioned baths and antique furnishings, or in the rustic recycled cottages which overlook the farm and are close to the friendly farm animals and Macquarie River, well known for its excellent trout fishing.
Day visitors and guests can explore the 1820s convict-built farm village, wander the extensive heritage gardens featuring 180-year-old European and exotic trees, or take a 2.8 kilometre stroll to discover the lives of the ‘assigned’ workers on the convict walk to Woolmers Estate. Brickendon is ideally located close to northern Tasmania's many attractions, and the airport is only 20 minutes away.
236 Wellington Street, Longford
(03) 63911383 or 0437525890
Open to day visitors 9.30am – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday
Wedding and conference venue enquiries welcome.
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