- Educational Tourism
Enjoy a tour and high tea at Shene, an historic homestead and estate in Pontville, Tasmania. Shene will ignite your passion for Australia’s colonial history.
A hidden treasure. The door is now open to come and discover a piece of Tasmania’s past, and become a part of its future. Experience a private tour of this iconic Tasmanian estate.
From an initial land grant by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1819, Shene has been an important feature of the Tasmanian landscape and history ever since. You will experience a unique escorted tour of the Shene homestead which is a superb Georgian farmhouse, the nearby servant’s quarters, and the iconic Shene stables and barn.
Marvel at the skill involved in the construction of these magnificent buildings. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be invited to join us in the homestead for afternoon tea in the tradition of a bygone era.
Tours are available Friday to Monday from 2:00pm, and a limit 8-10 visitors per tour with 24 hours notice of booking. The tour runs for approximately 90 minutes and is by booking only. Please contact us for further details.
Pontville is a 29 minute drive (27 kilometres / 16 miles) North of Hobart.