SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS ACCOMMODATION
EXPLORE THE CLASSIC HISTORY AND CHARM OF THE FITZROY INN
Welcome to the historic Fitzroy Inn, one of the oldest and finest examples of Early Australian Settlers Establishments circa 1836 and still going strong.
Only one hour from the centre of Sydney by car and 2 hours by train.
Set on the edge of a rural town, this charming Victorian colonial building with its wrap-around verandah opened as the Fitzroy Inn in 1836 and was the first lodge or guest house in the State to provide rooms as well as liquor.
Today, the Fitzroy Inn continues that hospitable tradition and recently reopened as a country inn, set amidst five acres of tranquil, terraced gardens with a stream flowing through it. The estate is situated amongst the rolling hills of the Southern Highlands on an acreage dotted with century-old oaks nestled at the foot of Mount Gibraltar.
HISTORICAL WEDDING VENUE
Fitzroy Inn is a unique wedding destination in that it is a little bit country and a little bit established history. Located in the foothills of Mt Gibraltar, just one hour south of Sydney and set on 5 acres Fitzroy Inn is the perfect venue for your Southern Highlands Wedding. The feeling is old world charm yet with all the comforts and a modern venue…
HISTORICAL VENUE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
The original kitchen in the cellars has been described by some historians as ‘the finest example’ of a convict-era built kitchen remaining in Australia. The ‘water-well’ in the middle of the floor, hand-cut into the shale below the building, is a truly remarkable work of convict masonry and craftsmanship. The convict cell, used to hold prisoners on their way to Berrima Gaol, retains the original iron shackles…
Choose from one of eleven delightful bedrooms in the historic Inn, including four cosy attic accommodation rooms overlooking the gardens, or one of four spacious bedrooms in the restored School Master’s Cottage, two of which are upstairs. All rooms have queen-size or king size beds and some will accommodate an extra family member on a sofa bed whilst others may be converted into twin share…
JOIN US for our History Walk Tour!
When? Wednesdays to Sundays
children under 12 are free
Self guided for $10pp
Include Devonshire tea for $25pp (includes tour)
WHAT MAKES THE FITZROY INN SUCH A UNIQUE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS FUNCTION VENUE
The original kitchen in the cellars has been described by some historians as ‘the finest example’ of a convict-era built kitchen remaining in Australia. The ‘water-well’ in the middle of the floor, hand-cut into the shale below the building, is a truly remarkable work of convict masonry and craftsmanship. The convict cell used to hold prisoners on their way to Berrima Gaol retains the original iron shackles and hand-turned bars which securely restrained its hapless guests.
During its years as the Oakland’s School the Fitzroy Inn was an important educational centre. The very first tennis court in Australia was constructed in the grounds of the then, Oakland’s School by R W Fletcher in 1875.
Steep yourself in the history of the Fitzroy Inn. Relax in front of a roaring log fire in a cosy armchair, play cards and board games in the card room, enjoy a game of Billiards or find a quiet place in the Reading and Trophy rooms to catch up with your emails. Open fire places are in abundance and there is a great collection of interesting books and board games for your convenience.