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Old Government House

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Delightful historical experience

The old house is magnificently sited on the top of the hill overlooking the river and surrounded by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
A bit rushed

Unfortunately we had time restraints and our tour of Old Government House was a bit rushed but we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cherrol W
South Australia, Australia
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Parramatta Park, Pitt Street and Macquarie Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2004, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Autokat
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The site is well signposted with lots of chronological information. Not much about side events in the new Colony, but enough to wet an historical appetite. Take the tour and be better informed. Whilst I have a personal relationship with this time and place, I...More

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 21 July 2018

A very impressive historical building with much significance to the colonial history of Australia. Like many buildings, it has had a variety of uses, including as part of The Kings School, which add to its historical interest. There are guides in various rooms of whom...More

Thank bratsche1980
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Time travel is not really possible using technology. However, this place is frozen in time since 200 years ago. It is well worth a visit to realise the extent of globalisation even back in the 1800s. Many treasures from the past are preserved throughout the...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Volunteers who are stationed around the house are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It really added to the enjoyment. There is an exhibition on at the moment which for me didn't add much to the experience but was interesting never the less. Steep stairs to the...More

Thank jenny1961
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Visited Parramatta from Sydney, got there by SeaCat ferry and had a wonderful trip from Circular Quay. Walked across the city center to the park and the Old Government House at the top of the hill. The day was wonderful and the place fantastic. Very...More

Thank corrysp
Reviewed 10 May 2018

I did a walking tour of the house with Clare, and recommend it highly. She had an autodidact's eye for history interspersed with personal tales, and it brought the house to life. As a Melburnian, I have struggled to comprehend Australia's colonial history before 1835....More

Thank pauldaffey27
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We took a ferry all around the harbour (45 mins) until we arrived at Parramatta where we walked to Old Government House accompanied by the many white cockatoos which flew around us ( non threatening). On advice of friend had a wonderful lunch under the...More

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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