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Government House
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were not sure what to expect, but came away very impressed. It helped that the Governor drove past as we arrived and gave us a wave! And we were there when the one o'clock gun went off. We were able to join the 1 pm tour with only a few minutes to spare, so no waiting around. Note - you need photo id to get in. Our tour guide (Sue) was interesting and knowledgeable. Some of the furniture, fittings and the hand-blocked painted walls are impressive. The gardens are delightful and the views from the windows just lovely. The tour takes about 45 minutes and is free.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This is the formal residence of the Governor of New South Wales (NSW) and is adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens. It would be easy to miss this site and even easier to be deterred by the fences that surround the residence.

There are tours of the house on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The tours last about 45 minutes and are free, but you will need a ticket. Tickets are obtained by showing a government issues ID card at the security station on a weekend day. It should be noted that taking pictures is not allowed inside the residence.

In addition to the tour of the house, the public is free to roam the grounds, and you do not need a ticket to do this. The grounds are open everyday.

If you enjoy history, and want to learn more about the history of NSW, this location should be a must see on your itinerary.

Thank Craig R
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Government House, located at royal botanic gardens, near sydney opera house, even CBD.
Surrounding by gardens, hugh green areas in the heart of sydney city centre.

Thank Reception498
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Government House is situated on Macquarie St in the city overlooking the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney Harbour.
The grounds are are well kept and the trees are timeless.
The castle like sandstone structure is well maintained and the interior id first class and befitting of the Governor General.
We visited for the OAM ceremony and enjoyed the canapés and drinks on the lorn overlooking the harbour.

Thank T G
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

On man, another amazing old building, just breathtakingly beautiful. Not that I would want to live there but oh so nice. We did not time our visit for the free tour but cruised about checking out what we could from the outside. It is awesome, don't miss it.

Thank Nunngo
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