Clarendon

Australia’s grandest rural colonial estate

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; Australian Fly Fishing Museum with kids’ fish feeding pool and riverside access for anglers and picnickers; 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 house is accessible by guided tours or special events and is also available as a truly unique venue for hire (see below).

 

Address:

234 Clarendon Station Road
Nile, via Evandale 7212 TAS

Open:

Clarendon is open Thursday,, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm and by appointment for group bookings and events.
N.B. Clarendon is closed on Fridays from April - June 2017.
The grounds are available to explore daily.
Bookings for tours are essential and available via http://nationaltrusttas.rezdy.com.
Devonshire Teas available at our wonderful Tea House.

Closed:

Clarendon Estate is closed July, August, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and for major events or private hire.
Clarendon is closed on Fridays from April - June.

Phone:
(03) 6398 6220
Email:
clarendon@nationaltrusttas.org.au
Website:
https://nationaltrusttas.rezdy.com/catalog/49387/clarendon-estate
Entry Fees:

Entry: $15.00 Full, $10.00 Concession, Children U16 free
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What we offer:

"Stunning and stately old home ...so 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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School Tours

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

Cost: $5 per person.
For bookings and enquiries call 03 63446233 or email karin.eastoe@nationaltrusttas.org.au

Private Functions

Clarendon's gardens and buildings are also available for private events such as weddings and birthday parties.

Contact Karin Eastoe on 03 63446233 or email: karin.eastoe@nationaltrusttas.org.au for more details.

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