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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This Gothic Revival style house is the home of the Governor of the state of New South Wales. It is a lovely building situated in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It is easy to get to this building from Circular Quay. Walk past Ferry Wharf #2...More

Thank JuneTL
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Take ID to be scanned for your free ticket to tour this beautiful building and learn some of its history. It’s a nice tour and the price is right.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a private function hosted by The Governor, great music, fabulous food and given the run of the lower floor, invited to try the furniture, look around, enjoy the place. Absolutely beautiful grounds and building, furnishings and art. Enjoyed every minute of my visit.

Thank FilBee
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the Government House during the Open Sydney event. We were able to visit the rooms and take pictures inside. There are usually guided tours, but on this day it was self guided, but plenty of knowledge staff on hand to answer any questions....More

Thank nickss1
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

The 45 minute guided tour at Government House is a real gem. Learn a little about the history of all of the Governors, see their portraits and coats of arms. A lovely Australian Heritage building in daily use, not a museum.

Thank RG02
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit Government House as part of a delegation. A magnificent building housing some of the vice regal history of NSW set in beautiful grounds overlooking the harbour - what's not to like! Highly recommended!

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Did not know what lay behind the gates of Government House. Was completely blown away by the majestic natives that adorn the harbour.

Thank Seedygirl
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were not sure what to expect, but came away very impressed. It helped that the Governor drove past as we arrived and gave us a wave! And we were there when the one o'clock gun went off. We were able to join the 1...More

1  Thank Howarth S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This is the formal residence of the Governor of New South Wales (NSW) and is adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens. It would be easy to miss this site and even easier to be deterred by the fences that surround the residence. There are tours...More

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Government House, located at royal botanic gardens, near sydney opera house, even CBD. Surrounding by gardens, hugh green areas in the heart of sydney city centre.

Thank Reception498
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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5 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.