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Government House

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Loved visiting Government House. Was here for an event and so was given guided tours and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Caloundra, Australia
A gem in the Royal Botanic Gardens

Tours of the house are offered on Friday through Sunday and are free. My tour guide Sue Ann was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9931 5222
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved visiting Government House. Was here for an event and so was given guided tours and information. The gardens would be beautiful but unfortunately they were being renovated. The view over the harbour is amazing.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank humbirdi18
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tours of the house are offered on Friday through Sunday and are free. My tour guide Sue Ann was a delightful hostess and was full of amusing anecdotes about the history of the house and its occupants. You can appreciate the tour on many levels...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nancy_from_CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm always amazed that places like this are open to the public so freely. And in this case, actually for free. You can wander the gardens whenever they're open (check the website for any closures while you're visiting Sydney) but if you register for a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lissel A
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

We happened to visit the government house over the weekend, and were lucky to enjoy a free 45 minute tour of the ceremonial areas of the building, by a very lively and informed guide, who took us a round. It is a beautiful building and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Seema1709
Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful house in a beautiful location. The free tour of the house was very informative and a wonderful look into some of Sydney’s history. The tour isn’t too long so easy to add into your exploration of the botanical gardens and short walk to the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ambertamaki
Reviewed June 30, 2019

Been going to Sydney for years and had never walked around this property. We were delighted to find free 45 minute tours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We joined the first tour at 10.30am on Saturday. Our guide greeted us enthusiastically and gave a bright...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Stewart E
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Really stunning building located in Sydney's botanical gardens. Unfortunately I did not have time to take a guided tour inside but the outside was beautiful from all angles.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cg2792
Reviewed May 31, 2019

Allan, our tour guide described and showed us details of the building, portraits, even the furnishing and the rooms that showed how much the building had been restored and preserved.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 674rod
Reviewed May 31, 2019

The building is beautiful so it is well worth visiting. The gardens are also worth walking around with gorgeous views of the harbour.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 271judyl
Reviewed May 8, 2019

This is very good. You get a guided tour and it doesn't cost anything. We found it interesting and the gardens are pretty.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Irene H
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
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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December 5, 2016|
Response from Erithacus-rubecula | 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.