National Trust of Australia (NSW)

Harper's Mansion, Berrima


Due to the Current Health Crisis, the National Trust has Closed Harper's Mansion until the end of June.

We apologise for any inconvenience. 


Harper's Mansion is a National Trust (NSW) property in Berrima in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.  Berrima is easy to get to by car or coach as it is about 3kms off the Hume Highway (Moss Vale exit)  about 125kms south of Sydney.

Harper's Mansion is listed on the NSW Government Heritage Register as a property of State heritage significance. The circa 1835 house is a fine example of a colonial Georgian residence and is furnished in period style. 

The house overlooks the village and is set is set in two acres of garden. Wide grass pathways lead the visitor past heritage roses, a fruit and herb garden and through hazelnut and woodland walks.

The house was built by James and Mary Harper just after Berrima was gazetted in 1831 and presents an inspiring story of a proud early Australian family.  The ownership of the property by the Catholic Church is remembered in the Chapel, upstairs in the house. 

There is a National Trust Shop in the house, with a range of gifts - something for everyone.

Harper's Mansion is open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 10.30am until 4.00pm. Harper's Mansion is open at other times for tour groups by appointment. Closed Good Friday and over Christmas and New Year.
Harper's welcomes enquiries from schools and invites teachers and students to participate in our Education Program.  The Garden and Maze can be hired for events including  weddings and is an ideal location for period photography and filming with the maze and Georgian house as a backdrop.

Harper's Mansion is a participant in the Companion Card programs

General Information

9 Wilkinson Street
Berrima NSW 2577
Ph 0421 924 333


Every Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am to 4.00pm

Easter Monday: 10.30am to 4.00pm

Anzac Day: 10.30am to 4.00pm

Monday of the June and October long weekends: 10.30am to 4.00pm

Closed. Good Friday and from mid December to early January

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