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Phatt Duck Flies Into Fitzroy Inn

This news should come with a warning: once you’ve tasted Phatt Duck’s dishes, you’ll be craving more. And more. What is Phatt Duck? Phatt Duck team Stephen and Teena Crooks. They will cook mouthwatering dishes at the historic Fitzroy Inn restaurant. Phatt Duck is Bowral-based husband and wife team Stephen and Teena Crooks. Phatt Duck is fresh ingredients - usually organic [...]

November 24th, 2015|News|

6 Waterfalls You Want to Visit This Summer

It’s the sound that gets louder and louder as you approach, until it’s a thunderous rush. It’s the coolness of the water spray, bringing relief from the hot sun. It’s the spectacular view of water surging and plunging down steep drops. I’m talking about waterfalls. The best way to enjoy waterfalls is with a tasty picnic, good friends or family, and maybe a [...]

October 27th, 2015|Activities, News|

5 Excuses To Visit The Southern Highlands

You don’t need an excuse to visit the Southern Highlands. This region is easily accessible, the scenery is gorgeous, and the villages charming. However, between leisurely drives, energising walks, and lazy afternoons spent in historic villages, you may be looking for something different to do. Maybe you like to immerse yourself in history. Maybe it’s art that lifts your mood. Perhaps music is [...]

October 20th, 2015|Activities, News|

3 Short Walks That Will De-stress and Energise You

There’s something magical about walking. A walk will help you to de-stress. As you gently exercise, you soak in the scenery. You listen to bird songs and you hear the wind playing in the trees. You breathe in the rich smells of the forest. I like my walks best when paired with some interesting nature, a historic town, and a good meal. And [...]

October 13th, 2015|Activities|

Tulips at Corbett Gardens in Bowral

Every year, thousands flock to the Tulips at Corbett Gardens in Bowral. Over the years these gardens have become infamous for hosting a yearly tulip extravaganza! For guests at the Fitzroy Inn, a typical Tulip time day starts with a beautiful European continental breakfast, followed by a walk on the property. Then its in the car and around the corner to Bowral to [...]

September 23rd, 2015|News|

Wombeyan Caves

Only 1hr from The Fitzroy Inn, in the Western parts of the Southern Highlands you will find the magnificent Wombeyan Caves, the first area in Australia to be reserved for the protection of caves. Made up of five breathtaking caves namely; Fig Tree Cave, Junction Cave, Wollondilly Cave, Kooringa Cave and Mulwaree Cave. It is daunting to think what it must have been [...]

September 16th, 2015|Activities|

Steve Cheers, a Highlands Country Star

Cheers to Steve Cheers, a Highlands Country Star! We at the the Fitzroy Inn are always proud to share the achievements of our fellow highlanders! We first met Steve Cheers after finding out that he had shot a country music video at the Fitzroy Inn, if you haven’t seen it CHECK IT OUT HERE! After reaching 11 on the Australian Country Music Top 40, and [...]

September 4th, 2015|News|

Tulip Time in the Southern Highlands

Spring is near which means it is nearly Tulip Time in the Southern Highlands! This is a very festive time of the year for us at the Fitzroy Inn as the beauty of Bowral and the Southern Highlands is showcased to all. Corbett Plaza is the home of the tulips in every shade of colour imaginable, there are market stalls on the boundaries and entertainment [...]

September 1st, 2015|News|

Passport to the Southern Highlands discounts

The Fitzroy Inn is excited to announce the launch of its Passport to the Southern Highlands. Filled with great Southern highlands discounts and offers from businesses around the Southern Highlands, the Fitzroy Inn Passport experience ensures you get the best of what’s on offer. At the Fitzroy Inn, we highly recommend that our guests spend time enjoying the beautiful drives and viewpoints the Southern Highlands [...]

August 21st, 2015|Activities, News|

Erith Coal Mine – Bundanoon – Southern highlands

The Southern Highlands is steeped in tremendous history, and the Erith coal mine is a perfect example of times past. Only a few minutes walk from Gambits Rest in the Morton National Park, one reaches the main shaft of the Erith Coal Mine. It is quite eerie when you walk around the entrances to the shafts, a feeling of appreciation for what working conditions must [...]

August 21st, 2015|Activities|