Throsby Park Open Day

Throsby Park is one of the Southern Highlands’ most significant heritage properties.  Take this rare opportunity to tour through one of NSW’s best remaining colonial estates.


The Open Day shares the colourful history of this important historic home, while visitors can explore its’ main homestead, outhouses, stables (once Del Throsby’s famous riding school), extensive gardens and 74 hectares of estate grounds. A rare example of a colonial-era rural estate, the property has played a vital role in Sydney’s early history. Granted to Dr Charles Throsby by Governor Macquarie in 1819, it was the earliest land grant in the Southern Highlands.

Throsby Park House (c1834) was home to six generations of the Throsby family. This remarkable estate demonstrates the importance of heritage conservation work, to enable visitors to marvel at Sydney’s rich past. Throsby Park Estate is a jewel in the crown of NSW heritage: a living and breathing example of how the past and present can be enjoyed together. The HHT is currently seeking a long term lessee to share in the future care and preservation of the property.

Open Day 

  • Sunday 4 May 2014, 11.00am - 4.00pm  
  • Church Rd, Moss Vale, Southern Highlands (140 km from Sydney

Parking onsite from Church Rd entrance Includes

  • 11.00am: Throsby Park Estate and Market Stalls open
  • 12.30pm: Moss Vale High School Concert Band performance
  • 2.00pm: Highland Pipes and Drums performance
  • All day: Talks from heritage curators
  • All day: Coffee and lunch available on site
  • All day: Pony rides

When & Where

Sunday 4 May 2014 10AM–4PM

Throsby Park

Church Road, off Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale

Parking available on site from Church Road entrance

Free entry, no bookings required

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A comfortable residence

Colour photo of historic house with wide verandahs with visitors sitting on chairs under a large tree and inspecting the grounds.
Throsby Park open day, 2013 Photo © Paul K Robbins for Sydney Living Museums

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A house with wide verandah and white posts overlooks a grassy lawn and rolling hills in the distance
A splendid view from the verandah at Throsby Park, near Moss Vale, New South Wales. Photo Richard Taylor © Sydney Living Museums

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News from Throsby Park

Two keys sitting on top of white mould.

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Locking up at Throsby ParkTuesday 2 December 2014

View along fence with two people wearing PPE working on half-trimmed hedge with shed and ute in background.


Trimming the hedge at Throsby ParkFriday 25 July 2014

Watch the Sydney Living Museums' gardens team cutting the hedge lining the drive to the stables at Throsby Park.

Entrance to Throsby Park, with sandwich board and driveway in foreground.


Throsby Park Open Day successMonday 5 May 2014

Throsby Park opened its doors to visitors yesterday and by the end of the day we had shown over 350 people through the old house, stables and garden.