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Government House

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can highly recommend joining the complimentary guided tour, and a wander around the private garden. Something to remember is that photo identification needs to be shown at the gatehouse, before entering the grounds. All handbags, backpacks etc are to be stored in the gatehouse cloakroom...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 587wendyz
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This magnificent sandstone mansion from the 1800’s is slightly off the beaten track. It is surrounded by lovely gardens, with lawns, trees, shrub, flower beds, fountains etc. Based on previous reviews we decided to give the interior tour a miss. Worth the detour for a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank top-trippers
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We visited the House on a Sunday morning. It is a grand old place - set in the Botanical Gardens. Commanding awesome views of the Harbour and Gardens. If you like seeing older buildings this would suit you well. It is also FREE ! As...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the Government House and tour provided by Allan. Helpful to hear the history Australia and organization of it's government. Not often you get to enter the residence of the Governor General.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mudrunner2016
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Really enjoyed getting to see the inside of this beautiful old house among a wonderful garden. Great historical information about the NSW Governor and the Monarchy included. A great visit and doesn't take very long to see either.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank krish248
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The house and gardens are just beautiful! The visit itself is a little desappointing, with too much talking and little visit. Since it is free, it is worth it!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alexandre C
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Is inside the botanical gardens, building is pretty nice but nothing amazing. This stop can be skipped

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank gatocanada
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Government house was open on Australia day and is well worth the visit as it is so historical and rarely open. It is in beautiful condition and is a look into the past how the establishment lived.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank RossCSydney
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We asked a gardener but apparently it wasn't open. The gardens are spectacular and the manicured lawns are like bowling greens but the building shows the early style oif grand sandstone architecture.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We discovered Government house which is in the Botanical Gardens in Sydney. Although the Tour Guide was rambling the rooms are very impressive & the tour is free. It's only open certain days & you cannot book ahead. You'll also need driving licenses or passports...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank thegees1
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shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
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dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
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reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Ndgrammy
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Response from Erithacus-rubecula | Reviewed this property |
There is no self guided tour, you have to go on the organised tour which from memory takes about an hour or two.
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