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Government House

Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9931 5222
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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 4 days ago

Tours go on the half hour and last 45 mins. Very interesting to see and learn about the present and past Governors. Tied this in with the Botanic gardens visit as very close by. Excellent guide.

Thank nichos2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This must be on your to visit list. The guided tour was excellently presented by a very knowledgeable person, it was unusual as we expected to pay to enter but surprisingly not. The building for those with an interest in architecture, this is for you....More

Thank WayneAP
Reviewed 11 June 2017

If you like local history, you must visit the Government House with free entrance. But admission to house and gardens is depend on what functions are being held there. The Government House is in the Botanic Gardens just a short walk from the Opera House,...More

1  Thank Titus D
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Well worth visiting and it is free. Take your passport or some form of identification to enable you to join the tour. The house is lived in by the present Governor and his wife. Our tour leader was Todd who was very knowledgeable. Lovely gardens.

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Good looking building. Lots of history. Free and interesting tour by a keen and knowledgeable guide. Well worth a visit

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The Government House is located within the equally lovely Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney and is a short 5-10 minute walk from the Sydney Opera House. Visitors must avail of the free guided tours to this imperial mansion, which is the official home of the...More

1  Thank iammanish2015
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We were all exploring Sydney and walked around the Botanical gardens and came up to the Gov. House. We noticed they had free tours on that day (only on certain days since it's a working house for the NSW governor ) and decided to go....More

Thank Hannah L
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We visited in January. The first weekend we went there it was still closed for the Christmas and New Year holiday. We went back the next weekend on a Sunday - and they were not offering tours - but instead we were able to walk...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Government House is located within the Royal Botanical Gardens, before the city's most iconic landmark - Sydney Opera House. It is a historic castle-liked building in a large greenery compound and you will not miss it if you are in the area. There are...More

Thank ZfyEd
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Just chanced upon this great opportunity to have a guided tour through this wonderful home and building. Our cruise ship had parked for the day last Friday at Circular Quay and we took the opportunity to stroll through the Botanical Gardens. As we passed the...More

Thank Tripmode33
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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6 December 2016|
Response from Rowan W | 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.