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Old Government House

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This is an excellent place to bring a group of friends or a club group as it has something for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary F
Thirlmere, Australia
A visit to old Government House Parramatta

This house is a fine example showing the lifestyle of that period. Gardens are well kept... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Adelaide, Australia
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Parramatta Park, Pitt Street and Macquarie Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2004, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are "into" British Colonial occupation of Australia then you may enjoy this attraction. To the rest of us, it is just another old house filled will old stuff. The surrounding gardens, however, are real nice.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to bring a group of friends or a club group as it has something for everybody. It is our history which has been preserved and we should be encouraging all to follow the history trail to learn about Australia's past.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gary F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house is a fine example showing the lifestyle of that period. Gardens are well kept. Furnishing in the house restored beautifully and you can learn a heap on the history of the Hous3 and who live there too. An Cafe with outdoor seating as...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank charris436
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as a family of 5 comprising Grandparents, Daughter and Grandchildren, we where welcomed at the entrance by the Volunteer team one of them named Michael Brock them took us on a tour of the Old Government house, he was a superb guide taking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John M
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

The guided tour of the Governor's House took 1h20m and cost $12.50. The guide explained when and why the house was built and extended, the purpose of the rooms, and some of the special features of the house. Also where the furniture and other things...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simon C
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

This was so interesting. Our guide Fred was very knowledgeable and we were fortunate to have him all to ourselves. I think the tours normally take around an hour but I guess depends how many questions you ask - we were there around 1 hr...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Easy walk from ferry , train or bus as well as closer when you catch free bus. There are periodic exhibitions which I have seen several of. Always great. Beautiful "old " (for Australia) building . Gives you an insight into our early wealthy settlers.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Helen a
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The old house is magnificently sited on the top of the hill overlooking the river and surrounded by sweeping grass and large trees, a brief walk from Parramatta railway station. It is wonderfully restored and has some spectacular pieces of old Australian furniture. The guided...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sydneysider48
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Unfortunately we had time restraints and our tour of Old Government House was a bit rushed but we enjoyed it all the same. The High Tea with a great quantity and variety of tasty food was a highlight of our few days spent in Parramatta.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cherrol W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A beautiful early cottage converted to restaurant, the food was very nice and the staff were great. We had a birthday function here and enjoyed everything

Date of experience: November 2017
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2 December 2018|
Response from Jasmine38Chichester | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking in the park itself at Parramatta very close to Old Government House.
2 October 2016|
Response from alis0n29 | Reviewed this property |
It might be too late for you Donna, sorry, but may help someone else. Parramatta Park is about a 15 minute walk from Parramatta Station. Or there are buses from Parramatta Interchange, outside the station, Stand B4 Bus... More