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Government House

Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9931 5222
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like local history, you must visit the Government House with free entrance. But admission to house and gardens is depend on what functions are being held there. The Government House is in the Botanic Gardens just a short walk from the Opera House,...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Well worth visiting and it is free. Take your passport or some form of identification to enable you to join the tour. The house is lived in by the present Governor and his wife. Our tour leader was Todd who was very knowledgeable. Lovely gardens.

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Good looking building. Lots of history. Free and interesting tour by a keen and knowledgeable guide. Well worth a visit

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The Government House is located within the equally lovely Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney and is a short 5-10 minute walk from the Sydney Opera House. Visitors must avail of the free guided tours to this imperial mansion, which is the official home of the...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We were all exploring Sydney and walked around the Botanical gardens and came up to the Gov. House. We noticed they had free tours on that day (only on certain days since it's a working house for the NSW governor ) and decided to go....More

Thank Hannah L
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We visited in January. The first weekend we went there it was still closed for the Christmas and New Year holiday. We went back the next weekend on a Sunday - and they were not offering tours - but instead we were able to walk...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Government House is located within the Royal Botanical Gardens, before the city's most iconic landmark - Sydney Opera House. It is a historic castle-liked building in a large greenery compound and you will not miss it if you are in the area. There are...More

Thank ZfyEd
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Just chanced upon this great opportunity to have a guided tour through this wonderful home and building. Our cruise ship had parked for the day last Friday at Circular Quay and we took the opportunity to stroll through the Botanical Gardens. As we passed the...More

Thank Tripmode33
Reviewed 10 November 2016

A rare historic grand building in Australia located in a position that can't be bettered. I'd make it a must-see on a Sydney itinerary.

Thank Watcherdoon
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The site is accused by guided tour (bring photo id). Our guide was very informative and helpful and the rooms absolutely fantastically decorated and maintained. A good insight into the history and governance of NSW and some fascinating contrasts with properties and decor of similar...More

Thank Madalyn H
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
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buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Ndgrammy
Estimation of time it takes for self-guide tour.
6 December 2016|
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Response from Rowan W | 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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