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Elizabeth Bay House

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Address: Seven Onslow Avenue | Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9356 3022
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Lion of Sydney

Almost 200 years ago a stern old Scot called Alexander Macleay, the first administrative chief of the colony, decided to build a Greek revival mansion on his 54-acre harbour side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Almost 200 years ago a stern old Scot called Alexander Macleay, the first administrative chief of the colony, decided to build a Greek revival mansion on his 54-acre harbour side land grant to show off his wealth and status. It was the grandest house in the colony and was dubbed the Lion of Sydney. Ask the well-informed staff to walk... More 

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Temora, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Unfortunately the cellar area is closed off at the moment for repairs, which effectively removes a third of the attraction. The house itself is quite spectacular, and gives a great insight into early Sydney. We were told that there would be a guided tour at 12.00. Great! We waited at the meeting point for 15 minutes, but no tour. Upon... More 

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Manila
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Because parking is quite difficult in the city, my friend parked quite a distance from the Mansion. We had to ask directions along the way. People and police around were helpful. We arrived 15 minutes before their closing time and we were not allowed to enter anymore. I pleaded with the Curator and he said it takes time for him... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

A great peice of history and the house itself looks awesome. The introductory video gave a complete history of the place which was very interesting. The house really gives you a feel of the old British colony and much information is given about each room and the best part is the fantastic view of the bay from the master bedroom.... More 

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My husband and I are really pleased we made the effort to see Elizabeth Bay House when we were in Sydney recently. The architecture was amazing, but what really interested us was the story surrounding the original owners of the house, and the financial factors behind both the building and eventual selling of the house. Our tour guide, Monica, was... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

we picked this as our wedding reception venue. The staff were very helpful and put us on to fresh catering who are the approved providors. we paid a fee to arrange all our own wines etc which they were initially reluctant to do. Food was well presented and cooked and the setting just superb for a classy but not ridiculously... More 

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

From the outside Elizabeth Bay House looks quite plain and I wondered if it had been worth the 30 minute walk through the beautiful botanical gardens of Sydney. Walk inside though and you are mesmerised by the stunning architecture and the magnificent views over Sydney Harbour. We took a good hour to look through the house as there is so... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This attractive 1830s house originally stood in spacious harbour-side grounds. These days it is fronted by a public roadway and has other residences standing close to it. Nonetheless, the interiors are well worth seeing, and the harbour views from inside are splendid. It's worth periodically revisiting as it hosts occasional exhibitions (eg artworks, natural history or curios) and special events.... More 

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

With its domed saloon regarded as the finest interior in Australian colonial architecture and its mysterious cellars, this beautiful Elizabeth Bay House is worth a visit.

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Bungendore, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I am not very mobile, but was able to walk down hill to it from Kings Cross and even able to get back up slowly!!. The walk is interesting as well which helps. The house is an absolute treasure. It is small Georgian Mansion at its finest. It is the sort of house you could imagine living in, unlike the... More 

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Address: Address: Seven Onslow Avenue | Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9356 3022
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > City East
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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