Step back in time to the once remote outpost of the New South Wales Colony and experience a spectacular landscape on the Murrumbidgee River. Explore buildings that were built by convicts in the early 1800’s, stunning gardens and Homestead that were added as the property—and lifestyles— changed over time.

From the Convict-era outbuildings, to the Victorian family home and the vintage gardens, Lanyon Homestead offers a fascinating window into the past. The Ngunnawal people lived in this area for over 20,000 years—the Brindabella Ranges and the Murrumbidgee River provided important resources and hold important spiritual significance.

During the early 1800’s, Lanyon was at the very limits of European occupation—it was an isolated, but self-sufficient and busy place. Many of Lanyon’s buildings date back to this time, some of them built by convicts assigned to the property. When planning your visit, allow a couple of hours to enjoy a tour of the Homestead, stroll through the outbuildings and gardens that made the home and property function, and enjoy a meal at The Barracks.

Open: Wednesday to Sunday 10am-4pm


Located in one of the historic Outbuildings at Lanyon, The Barracks offers modern colonial cuisine in the picturesque surrounds of Lanyon. The Barracks is open for breakfast and lunch with wonderful food in a delightful setting at Lanyon Wednesday to Friday from 10am–4pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8.30am–4pm.

Tharwa Drive, Tharwa, ACT, 2620

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