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Elizabeth Bay House

Seven Onslow Avenue | Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
+61 2 9356 3022
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A beautiful colonial house

Furthering my quest to see as many colonial houses as I can, I finally made it to Elizabeth Bay... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
Therese N
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Wollongong
Good guide story telling

I live in Sydney and wanted to see some history of my own city. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2016
astrochichi
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sydney
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Seven Onslow Avenue | Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
City East
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Furthering my quest to see as many colonial houses as I can, I finally made it to Elizabeth Bay House. Built by Sydney's colonial secretary, Alexander McLeod, in the 1830s, I was only sorry I hadn't made the trip earlier. What a treat!. There is...More

1  Thank Therese N
Reviewed July 24, 2016

I live in Sydney and wanted to see some history of my own city. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit and found the guide entertaining and engaging. We walked to Elizabeth Bay Wharf nearby and passed Boomerang House which is one of the most expensive waterfront...More

1  Thank astrochichi
Reviewed July 12, 2016

A nice place to see, but I wouldn't suggest coming here if you're a tourist with not a lot of time on your hands. The architecture is lovely and the building has a lot of interesting history, there is even a lot of preserved furniture...More

Thank Rowan W
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Stopped here on a walk around the Harbour side. Reasonably well preserved with period furniture. Guided tour was well done, explaining some unique features as well as the family history. Take the trouble to find the grotto, its a little hidden treasure.

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Reviewed March 18, 2016

It would be well worth their while for tourists wishing to visit Elizabeth Bay House to check out its opening hours before planning their visit, as it's a bit out of the way and it can be potentially disappointing to make a lot of effort...More

1  Thank RonCathy2013
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

This lovely house is not easy to find as we travelled by train and had to ask several people en route for directions. We had visited 6 years before when we also had had problems finding this property. Lovely though the house is nothing had...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2016

A recent visit to Elizabeth Bay House was such a memorable experience. The opportunity to explore the history of the house and its occupants was enriched by the knowledge of our tour guide Karl. The presentation of historical facts and play with imagination to entertain...More

2  Thank Jenny M
Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Not really into Old Historic Houses bug I staying in Potts Point so it seemed rude not to cross the road and wander down into Elizabeth Bay, what a hidden gem of a little community and then spotted Elizabeth House, got chatting to a local...More

Thank Restless59
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...More

Thank LushOzTourist
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...More

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Tahlee02
August 15, 2016|
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Response from TrueBrit_10 | Reviewed this property |
Probably in the road outside plenty of room when we were there in February though it was midweek.
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Thisura W
August 2, 2016|
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Quite a choice Government House is very accessible in The Botanic Gardens but take ID to be allowed in and it is free. Vaucluse House is very interesting as is Elizabeth House though the latter is rather tired as the... More
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