Hydro Majestic and Gatekeepers Cottage Visit

Join an engaging guided tour of the iconic Hydro Majestic Hotel, and enjoy the splendor of a delicious afternoon tea at the historic Railway Gatekeeper’s Cottage.

In 1904 the Sydney retail magnate, Mark Foy built his ‘majestic’ hotel on a clifftop overlooking the beautiful Megalong Valley at Medlow Bath, part of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park.

Comprised of 16 individual buildings spanning over a kilometer, the historic Hydro Majestic offers Art Deco and Edwardian architectural style, and is dominated by an impressive Casino dome. Learn of its diverse history, beginning as a health resort visited by well-known personalities including Dame Nellie Melba and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, then entering a period as a ‘convalescent’ home for returned soldiers, before developing a slightly risqué reputation that is sure to entertain.

Following the tour, we will adjourn to the Railway Gatekeeper’s Cottage, built in 1867 to manage one of the railway crossings for the newly built railway. Here we will enjoy a delicious afternoon tea of savory treats and scrumptious cakes served with tea and coffee, before taking a short tour of the modest original rooms.


Images (L-R): Hydro Majestic. Image by Liz Reyswood; Railway Gatekeepers Cottage. Image by Rhona Leach.


How to book your tickets

Tickets: National Trust members $50, adults $55, concession $55

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Hydro Majestic Hotel

Hydro Majestic and Gatekeepers Cottage Visit


Great Western Highway, Medlow Bath, NSW, 2785