Fountaindale Grand Manor - inhouse to do
Fountaindale Grand Manor is located in Robertson (the Green Heart of the Highlands) in the Southern Highlands which is located just 1 hour 20 mins from the heart of Sydney City, 30 minutes from Wollongong, 20 mins from Bowral and 1.5 hours from Canberra. Get Directions Here
Fountaindale Grand Manor is the place to relax, unwind, and forget about the modern technologies that our busy lives revolve around. Borrow a book from our extensive library and read it by the fireplace, visit the local village and markets, take a stroll in the acres of gardens, and sleep late to the sound of the birds calling. Make the most of your 11am check-out!
Fountaindale Grand Manor's Old Fashioned Lolly Shop
· available for ordering wedding bonbonnieries and supplying and setting up wedding lolly buffets.
· Indulge in a sweet treat while you visit the manor
Visit Fountaindale Grand Manor's Bridal Wing - January 2013THINGS TO DO:
Emerald Pastures and Rich, Red Soils: Welcome to the breath-taking scenery, spectacular Waterfalls and Rainforest in National Parks. Robertson was first settled by small farmers well over 100 years ago and is still an authentic rural Village. A unique discovery so close to Sydney and Canberra.
In the Highlands and close to the Sea: Robertson truly is the best of both worlds. There's picturesque farmland with winding country lanes and dry-stone walls and fences. Rugged, Rainforest escarpments provide some of the best, natural scenery Australia's Great Dividing Range has to offer. Plus, the South Coast Beaches are just half an hour away.
Something for Every Taste: In the Village you will find an eclectic mix of fine local Craft, Antiques and Collectables, Gifts, Good Food and a wide range of services from Hair & Beauty, Accountants, Chemist, Butcher & Post Office to name a few. And when you say "Hello" here, you can be sure of a warm welcome.
The Illawarra Fly is a 500 metre long, 25 metre high elevated tree top walk ascending at a gentle grade and suitable for visitors of all mobilities. Nestled amongst the temperate rainforest of the Southern Highlands the treetop walk takes you along the picturesque Illawarra escarpment and offers inspiring views from Shellharbour to Bass Point, Lake Illawarra and the South Pacific Ocean.
Current as at June 2010: Open 9am-5pm 7 days. Children $9.50, Adults $22, Seniors $20, Family $55. For more information, go to www.illawarrafly.com
Our quiet byways are a Motorist's delight. Give yourself time to explore our many scenic side roads. Picturesque country lanes lead through green pastures and patchwork fields to Heritage Villages like Burrawang and Kangaloon. There are wonderful water views over Lakes Wingecarribbee and Fitzroy. Two spectacular passes link Robertson to the Coast - one through Jamberoo to Kiama and the other via Macquarie Pass to Albion Park. Both are spectacular scenic routes - descending through dense Rainforest to reveal sweeping views of Coast and Sea.
THREE GREAT WATERFALLS
Our three great Waterfalls are a "must see". They are all located within 15 minutes drive of Robertson, making the village an ideal base.
BELMORE FALLS: plunges first to a deep rock pool then onto the Valley floor. It is possibly the most striking of all. There are safe, cliff-top lookouts along a one-way circuit drive.
CARRINGTON FALLS: has cliff top walks, spectacular views of the Falls and gorges. Locals swim at Nellie's Glen (with care).
Nearby Barren Grounds is an important Nature Reserve with a profusion of Native Flora and Fauna and level walks to Coastal lookouts. Plus Robertson has it's own Rainforest in the Reserve very close to the Village Centre.
FITZROY FALLS: is fully developed for Visitors with a National Park Visitors Centre and Picnic areas.
JAMBEROO ACTION PARK: The family
waterpark is open from September to April each year. Located in
Jamberoo, it's only a 20 minute drive from Fountaindale Grand Manor.
For more information, go to www.jamberoo.net
The Southern Highlands is home to more than 15 wineries. Southern Highlands Chauffeur Cars (02) 4872 3038 conduct winery tours which will take you to the Cellar Door of each winery. The bus will pick you up from our door and take you on your tour, and return you here at the end of the day. Cost includes tastings at every winery. Contact Southern Highlands Chauffeur Cars for more information.
Trying to pinpoint why so many people are attracted to the Southern Highlands is all but impossible.
The scenery? Yes, but visitors are divided between the rolling green hills and the dramatic waterfalls in the true national park wilderness.
Shopping? Definitely, but is it the markets, the antiques, the books or the specialty shops. The sense of history is a big drawcard, some like the quaint villages, while others enjoy the sporting memorabilia.
While away a day or two, visiting cellardoors, treating the senses to a cool climate food and wine experience, play a round of golf, go sailing on the Wingecarribee Dam, play paintball, bushwalking, visit the local markets (Robertson Markets – 2nd Sunday of every month), go horseback riding, or simply relax in our gardens with a good book and a nice glass of wine.
No matter what brings you to the Southern Highlands, you’ll have something in common with everyone, and that’s trouble deciding what to do first.
Because of our 700 metre altitude, Robertson is cooler than the Coast and our Rainfall is higher too. We have many glorious sunny days, but occasionally a mist will roll in or sudden showers fall. It could even Snow in Winter. So bring a jacket or sweater - just in case!