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Site Terms and Conditions


The Buildings & Site - These are heritage buildings dating from circa 1822.  Due to their age and heritage nature, floors, both timber and stone and steps within the buildings are worn and uneven in some areas.  Access to the loft is via an old staircase.  Some guests might experience difficulty in using these stairs. Care must be taken at all times when walking and you must be aware that doorways have low clearance heights. Shene Estate is a working property and guests visiting do so at their own risk. Guests are aware of their own personal limitations and are responsible for their personal safety whilst on site. Heritage Tourism Tasmania Pty Ltd are not liable for any injury, loss or damage, whether caused by negligence or otherwise arising out of or caused by the condition of any building or structure within the site, land, and natural or other hazard or by any activity on the site.

Clothing and footwear - You acknowledge and understand the requirement to wear suitable flat walking shoes. High heel shoes are not permitted.

Weather - Conditions can change rapidly – please wear appropriate clothing and have a coat on standby.

Children - We welcome families with children however full responsibility for behaviour and safety is the responsibility of parents.  When on site, strict parental supervision is required at all times.

Photography - Private photography (to be shared with family & friends)  is welcomed in any section of the property, externally and internally, except inside our private residence. Photography and recordings undertaken that are of a commercial nature, for financial gain or public display are strictly prohibited and can not be taken without the prior written consent of Heritage Tourism Tasmania Pty Ltd.

Smoking - Smoking is not permitted on site. 

Alcohol - Visitors who arrive under the influen of alcohol wil be asked to leave the site. 

Mary Morton Allport painting of Shene is supplied for use courtesy of The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts Hobart.

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Exclusion of Liability – Having agreed to undertake our tour, among other things, you do so on these conditions:

You acknowledge that you will be in places where the terrain is not paved, and where surfaces of all kinds may be uneven, earthen, and in some conditions, slippery due to the heritage nature of the buildings and surrounds.

Your entry onto the property is fundamentally conditional that you are doing so entirely at your own risk and peril.  That entry is also fundamentally conditional upon your agreement that you waive all your legal rights to sue or take legal or any other action against anyone or any entity on any and every basis at Law, both statutory and at common law.

You agree to save and hold harmless and indemnify everyone and every entity associated in any way, directly or indirectly with the property you are entering against all claims of any kind whatsoever arising as a result of any act, negligence or default of the property owners, tour conductors, their employees, agents or volunteers or any others in relating to your presence on the property.

The expression ‘you’ includes and binds your successors.


Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect

  • We may collect the following information:
  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security – We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies – A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites – Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information – You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us.
  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
  • If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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