Heights Heritage House and Garden is on the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Register with a
It is located at 140 Aphrasia Street in Newton, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Melways map reference 227 F3 (pre 2000 edition), 451 E4 (current edition).
Visitors are most welcome.
house and "old world" garden at The Heights Heritage
House & Garden date back
to the 1850s - home to three generations of the one Geelong family. The house was erected in 1855 for Charles
who was a partner of Frederick Dalgety. The house is unique in that
it is the largest (14 rooms) German pre-fabricated timber dwelling in
Victoria. During the 1930s the building was extensively altered to
reflect modern taste. The extensive garden (on the National Estate
Register), stables, outbuildings
and water tower survive intact from the 19th century. The Heights
retains a small collection of fine Georgian furniture collected by the
last owners, Louis and Marnie Whyte, grandson of Charles Ibbotson.
Early 1860s plantings still dominate this beautiful Geelong garden today. The aged oaks, conifers and the 1930s plantings which surround the house provide great delight for visitors.
Heights Heritage House & Garden is open to the public at the following times
- PLEASE CONTACT The Heights (03) 5221 3510 for CURRENT opening times as
these could be out-of-date :-
1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Closed Christmas Day
Groups by appointment only : Ph 5221 3510
Prices - PLEASE CONTACT The Heights (03) 5221 3510 for
CURRENT prices as these could be out-of-date :-
The Heights, 140 Aphrasia Street, Newtown, Vic 3220
gift shop has small gifts and National Trust items for sale.
Heights is an ideal location for your private function :-
National Trust of Australia
Created by : Susie Zada
© 2000 Susie Zada, Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia, for The Heights
Last revised : January 19, 2010