Berrima is located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales on the old Hume highway. This charming colonial town has many historical buildings that have remained intact, with a lot of the inns dating back to the 1830s and founded by the Surveyor General Sir Thomas Mitchell. It is considered the best remaining example of a nineteenth century small Australian town.
Jellore Cottage and The Settlers Hut
These two buildings built in 1860 and 1840 show how life once was for the early Australian Settler.They have undergone restoration and now operate as guesthouses.
Surveyor General Inn
Built in 1835 and is the longest serving licensed premises in Australian and still operating in the original building.
This golden sandstone building conducted it's first Jury trial in 1841. The visitor information centre of Berrima is located here as well as daily tours of the museum. Wiltshire & Argyle Street.
Berrima Court House (Berrima)
A historical foundation in the Southern Highlands is the Berrima Court House erected in the 1830’s. The prominent façade at the front of the building is characterised by classic Greek columns. It is a site for historical and cultural resonance which can be further researched in The Petty Jury Bookshop located adjunct to the Court House. It’s also worth taking a walk by the Berrima Correctional Centre for women. The Court House is open daily from 10.00 to 4.00pm.
Harper’s Mansion (Berrima)
Listed on the Heritage Register with the NSW Government, is Harper’s Mansion and two acre garden estate. An amazing maze has been created on the grounds which stands at over three metres tall and is 350 metres long. The National Trust Shop, adjunct to the Mansion offers delicious Christmas and Brandy Butter puddings for order. The shop and mansion are open on weekends.
Berkelouw Book Barn (Berrima)
The Berkelouw Berrima Book Barn is home to over 300,000 second hand books on every subject available. The huge barn is surrounded by paddocks and cattle. There’s even a fireplace to curl up by in winter once you’ve chosen your perfect read! There’s also a café on site that serves coffee and food. Open 9:30am-5:00pm daily and entry is free.