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Vaucluse House

Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, Waverley, New South Wales 2030, Australia
+61 2 9388 8188
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Vaucluse House is one of Sydney’s few 19th-century mansions still surrounded by its original gardens and wooded grounds. A visit to Vaucluse House makes for a perfect outing, be it strolling or picnicking in the grounds (accessible free of charge), dining in the tearooms or experiencing the spectacular refurbishment inside the house. Staff led or self guided tours are also available.
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  • Average5%
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Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, Waverley, New South Wales 2030, Australia

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

A well-maintained and thoughtfully curated mid-nineteenth century family. Said to be one of the oldest buildings of its kind in Australia. Interesting architectural features which are thoroughly explained. Enthusiastic, well-informed staff. Easy to reach by public transport from central Sydney. Well worth a visit.

Thank C2E
Reviewed October 26, 2017

We had a couple of days in Sydney and decided to visit this beautiful old home. It was well worth the visit. The workers have good knowledge of the history and willingly answer any questions. They are obviously passionate about their jobs. The house itself...More

Thank NZBeachlover
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Take the time to visit this mansion once owned by the Wentworth family an incredible insight into early Australia and one of the great men in history, well worth the tour and the walk around the beautiful gardens.

Thank roldenburg
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Excellent colonial mansion owned by a founding father of Australia - Wentworth and his family. Ticket includes entry and tour of the house. The pleasure gardens and park is free. Even better - buy the fixed price colonial lunch at the adjoining tea rooms and...More

Thank KandKAustralia
Reviewed July 31, 2017

We were very fortunate to arrive when a tour guide was available to take us around the house. The rooms each had their own style and it was amazing to see how well preserved both the furniture and the dressings were - I was intrigued...More

Thank Stella-Dot
Reviewed July 17, 2017

You need to make an effort and get a bus to visit this lovely house. It is well worth the effort. Join a free guided tour and if you are lucky enough to get Cameron as your guide your day will be complete. My husband...More

Thank MarilynSouthsea
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Wonderful home. Beautiful gardens and great guides. The cafe is wonderful for morning Lunch or afternoon tea.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Enjoyed a couple of hours touring the home and the beautiful and tranquil grounds. The audio guide, which can be hit or miss, was exceptional. Very informative and presented in an engaging and interesting manner. If you're looking for a quiet outing and want to...More

Thank MMCSydney
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

This house is so beautiful I have said it before but the Sydney living museums are absolutely fantastic they have got everything right. The new audio guides are brilliantl and take you through the history of the house and the people who lived there. Maybe...More

2  Thank pspw1604
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Well worth a visit to this beautifully restored historical property. It was a step back in time and an absolutely wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

1  Thank Karyl Z
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August 2, 2016|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
Best to catch bus number 325 from the city. The nearest ferry stop is Watsons Bay, but that is a 30 minute walk away.
Margaret S
September 15, 2015|
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Response from Linda_Chan | Reviewed this property |
Hi Margaret, the tours are run by volunteers so unsure of the time. Best to go to their website and contact them directly. You have to pay an entry fee.