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The Heights
The Heights : National Trust Property


The Heights Heritage House and Garden is on the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Register with a State Classification.

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.


The 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 Ibbotson, 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.

The Heights : Outbuildings
The Heights : Outbuildings



The 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public at the following times - PLEASE CONTACT The Heights (03) 5221 3510 for CURRENT opening times as these could be out-of-date :-

Sunday afternoons

1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Closed Christmas Day

Groups by appointment only : Ph 5221 3510


Admission Prices - PLEASE CONTACT The Heights (03) 5221 3510 for CURRENT prices as these could be out-of-date :-
Adults $   7.00
Children $   3.00
Concession $   5.00
Family [2 adults and 2 children] $ 14.00



The Heights, 140 Aphrasia Street, Newtown, Vic 3220

Phone :  (03) 5221 3510
Fax :  (03) 5222 4103
Email :  The Heights


The Heights :
The Heights : garden setting for weddings



The gift shop has small gifts and National Trust items for sale.


The Heights is an ideal location for your private function :-
  • Wedding receptions, services, photos, concerts & other private functions.

National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
ABN 61 004 356 192


Created by : Susie Zada
2000 Susie Zada, Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia, for The Heights
Last revised : January 19, 2010