|Macquarie Arms Hotel built
1815 is the oldest pub standing still being used for it's
Australia's oldest church built 1809.
|Tizzana winery built 1887
by Dr Thomas Fiaschi
Historic Hot Spots Tours
This tour visits sites and buildings that are part of early Australian
History. The Hawkesbury is the third Australian settlement.
The buildings date back to the early 1800. The Oldest
is Australia's Oldest Church c1809. Others include Windsor Court House 1822, St Matthews
Anglican Church c1817 and Macquarie Arms Hotel c1815.
The Macquarie Arms Hotel was built in 1815. It is the oldest purpose built Inn still standing. It was built by Richard Fitzgerald on land given to him by Governor Macquarie. There has been additions to the building but the cedar woodwork inside can still be seen. The bricks used on the outside wall of the hotel were rejected by those building St Matthews Church.
Ebenezer Church was built in 1809. It was built and paid for by the free settlers at Portland Head on land donated by Tomas Cavanaugh. It was the first Presbyterian Church erected and is the oldest church still standing in Australia.
Tizzana vineyard was originally planted in 1882 by Dr Fiaschi. He originally planted 50 acres as an experiment from cutting he bought from Italy and France. He then
increased the planting up to 230 acres.
To book a historic hot spots bus tour you will
first need to organise your bus then go to the
contact page to
book in the date for the guide.
Why not buy a voucher for a gift so the
recipient can choose their own tour.