The Heights

Prefabricated in Hamburg, Germany, the Heights was erected in 1854 and is the largest dwelling of its kind in Victoria.

Made to order in Germany then exported to Australia where it was assembled in 1854 for businessman Charles Ibbotson. The Heights is the largest prefabricated house in Victoria. Owned by three generations of the one family it was bequeathed by the last owner to the National Trust in 1975. Explore this unique property which still retains many of its mid-nineteenth century charms. The stables, water tower, groom’s cottage and dovecote are all in original condition.

Planning your visit

The Heights


140 Aphrasia Street
Newtown 3220 VIC


The Heights is currently operating on a winter schedule, with open days on select Sundays from 11am to 4pm.
Next open days: Sunday 26 June, Sunday 31 July & Sunday 28 August.


Public Holidays

03 9656 9800 (Monday to Friday)
Entry Fees:

House Tour and Garden entry
National Trust members: Free
Adult: $10
Concession: $7
Children: $4
Family (2 Adults+ 2 Children): $20

What we offer:

Weddings and Functions at The Heights

For weddings and function enquiries, please visit The Heights Venue Hire webpage or contact our National Trust team.

Email – or phone (03) 9656 9889.

More information can also be found in the following brochures:

Download The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Wedding Brochure.

Download The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Functions and Venue Hire Brochure.

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