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Old Government House

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Address: Parramatta Park, Pitt Street and Macquarie Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2004, Australia
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+61 2 9635 8149
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 16:30

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Gorgeous food, beautifully presented, in an old world atmosphere.

Make an afternoon/evening of it. We don't go to Parramatta often, so decided to be tourists in our own town. We got the ferry in the afternoon from Circular Quay to Parramatta... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having not been to the Old Government house in Parramatta Park before and knowing a bit of the history of the building, we thought that the Ghost tour might be a bit of fun. One of the volunteers (I assume), gives a bit more historic background and then talks about visitor sightings on these tours down the years. Truly a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make an afternoon/evening of it. We don't go to Parramatta often, so decided to be tourists in our own town. We got the ferry in the afternoon from Circular Quay to Parramatta, then did the 20 minute easy walk to Old Government House. We were not disappointed. The food was tasty and beautifully presented. We loved dining in the officers... More 

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Thank Amanda L
Newcastle, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Would rate higher except I got a parking fine despite displaying a parking permit received from the restaurant at old government house. Ther is some stupid rule that a particular car park is not covered by the permit even though there is no signage, indication on the permit of this and no advice on this offered by the staff at... More 

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Thank Stephen C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this restaurant for a casual weekend lunch. Sit back and enjoy the experience. Good food and wine and a wonderful atmosphere in the grounds of old government house. It can get cool in winter and hot in summer so wear appropriate outfits for the session otherwise nothing to fault.

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Thank Keith G
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I am a life member of National Trust, currently visiting Australia. Today's experience at Old Government House was very disappointing. We raised these issues with a manager and saw that they were shared by others. Signage was very poor and we got lost en route. There was an exhibition on and there was an exorbitant charge to enter the house... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

One of the Oldest heritage places in Australia lot to see and learn. Nice cafe/ restaurant Lachlan's around there. Good food. The Guides are friendly and informative.

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Thank Raymen S
Dyers Crossing, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

What a great trip down australian history this visit was. Old government house surely is a place to inspire in and all with great guides to explain the history

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Thank Arthur D C
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Old Government House is an amazing old home with lots of history. We had 2 very knowledgeable guides to talk to us about the house. A peaceful big park in the middle of a bustling city.

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Thank Rhonda B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This destination is a must for anyone with an interest in the early history of NSW. Best approached by ferry from Circular Quay, from which it is then a short-ish walk to Parramatta Park. You can only explore the place while on a guided tour, but at least you get a very good idea of life in the early 1800s... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Beautiful house and grounds, I just love showing my children Australian history and being able to walk through the rooms that people mentioned in our history books did!

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