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Old Government House

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Old Government House

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Parramatta Park, Pitt Street and Macquarie Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2004 Australia
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Serena Travasso wrote a review Nov 14
Parramatta, Australia9 contributions
The atmosphere and service is good. But the meals are quite expensive. It's great to just have a salad and a glass of wine or entree and a drink.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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UrbanPixel wrote a review Mar 2020
Horton-in-Ribblesdale, United Kingdom70 contributions6,640 helpful votes
The historicity of this building is in real peril of becoming irrelevant as the upkeep and beauty is not maintained. Trust must take all the gate intake and flush it down somewhere else.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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geographyguy_11 wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Queensland517 contributions278 helpful votes
Visiting Australia's oldest public building was a bucket list item for me and my visit to Old Government House was very nice. It is a bit confusing because you have to buy tickets at the back then walk around the front to enter. Nevertheless, inside is like walking back in time as you go through the dining room, drawing room, breakfast room and bedroom which feel like their 19th century occupants are going to come back in at any moment. Upstairs is an exhibition about the wives of the early NSW Governors and other women involved in the House's history which was OK. It is not a huge building but one of massive historical significance so I would heartily recommend making time to come out to Parramatta and see it. An hour is more than enough for a visit of the rooms that are open. My one issue was that I was not offered a discounted joint ticket to go and visit the Experiment Farm Cottage later on as this would have saved me a few dollars. It is also quite a walk from Parramatta station in hot weather so bring plenty of water.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Tp C wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia28 contributions20 helpful votes
For ambience with a difference The Government House is a nice setting for the baby shower we gave for a workmate. A bit pricey but the High Tea goodies as well as wine that was included was delightful.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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RonWamberal wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia13,470 contributions2,582 helpful votes
As others say, Parramatta is not a very pretty place so this is a highlight but what Parramatta has is history, one of the first settlements and this shows one of the better examples of that history. Easy to see, very close to the main streets.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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