Welcome to Fitzroy Inn, one of the finest country inns in the scenic Southern Highlands of New South Wales. 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 with a fine restaurant, 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 overlooking Alexandra Mountain.
The lavender-lined driveway, beautiful gardens and picturesque paths lead to the lovingly restored Inn where a warm welcome awaits. Courtyards, corridors, light, airy bedrooms and a basement so rich in yesteryear – you can almost hear the footsteps across the stone floors or the echo of whispers from the past. The Fitzroy is also home to the first tennis court in Australia, now restored as a popular all-weather tennis court.
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Beyond the quaint, rustic charm and astounding natural beauty, it is the regions wineries, cafés, and restaurants that have been at the centre of a transformation that’s seen the Highlands become a true food and wine lovers destination. Seeking to continue in this vein our menu pairs rustic charcuterie tasting boards and contemporary Australian cuisine with a showcase of some of the regions premier wines.