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Old Government House

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Interesting historical information and a impressive mansion

This was so interesting. Our guide Fred was very knowledgeable and we were fortunate to have him... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A must see for local and overseas tourists

Easy walk from ferry , train or bus as well as closer when you catch free bus. There are periodic... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
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Parramatta Park, Pitt Street and Macquarie Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2004, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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
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
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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
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank iank673
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank peterlF9382HG
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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