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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.