Australia’s grandest rural colonial estate

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all of our heritage properties are currently closed to the public until further notice. 

We thank all of our members for their continued support at this time and look forward to welcoming you all to share in our unique heritage again as soon as it is safe to do so.

Set in 7 hectares of parklands on the banks of the South Esk River, this magnificent three-storey Georgian house has servants’ quarters, a heritage walled garden, several farm buildings and a rare avenue of elms.

It was built in 1838 as an extraordinary statement of achievement for wealthy wool grower and merchant, James Cox, who was born in Wiltshire, England.

Although Clarendon was built with convict labour, Mr Cox was known to treat his convicts well and he later played a major role in the abolition of transportation and convict labour.

Entry to Clarendon Estate includes the gardens; Clarendon Fashion Collection with precious gowns from the 1830’s to 1960’s; and the Norfolk Plains Heritage Centre, offering photo collections together with family history records and advice.

The Australian Fly Fishing Museum is now located in their new building in the grounds of Clarendon, with a vast collection of fly fishing paraphernalia the museum is well worth a visit.

The house is accessible by guided tour, the last tour of the day at 3:15pm allowing ample time to enjoy the property prior to the gate closure at 4pm.  Twilight Tours are also available, please contact us or check our Facebook page for tour times.

Clarendon is the perfect location for weddings, corporate functions and specialty events.  Please contact us for further information.

Opening times may vary as Clarendon closes its gates for private events from time to time. Closures are posted to our Facebook page.





234 Clarendon Station Road
Nile, via Evandale 7212 TAS


CLARENDON ESTATE open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Tour groups by appointment.
For weddings please email:


Clarendon Estate is closed July, August, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Australia Day and for major events or private hire.

(03) 6398 6220
Entry Fees:

Entry: $20.00 Full
$15.00Concession, Children U16 free

Price includes tea or coffee with complimentary Tasmanian shortbread, served in the main house.

What we offer:

"Stunning and stately old home pleasing to know it is with the National Trust and will be preserved for future generations."

5 star review from the Clarendon Facebook page

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Stunning venue and private location for a cocktail function, dinner, or incentive package, only 15 minutes from Launceston airport.


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1 hour tour of house, outbuilding, gardens and parkland - an fascinating insight into colonial life at Australia's grandest estate.

For bookings and enquiries call 03 63446233 or email

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