Vaucluse House
Vaucluse House
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Vaucluse House is one of Sydney’s few 19th-century mansions still surrounded by its original gardens and wooded grounds. A visit to Vaucluse House makes for a perfect outing, be it strolling or picnicking in the grounds (accessible free of charge), dining in the tearooms or experiencing the spectacular refurbishment inside the house. Self guided tours are available. Regular opening days are Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Closed Christmas Day.
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,458 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Visited on Friday 26th May. My first visit here was over 50 years ago and doubt much has changed in that time. Of course, it has, it is being lovingly looked after for all to enjoy. The free audio tour is worth doing, allowing you to move around at your own place.
Written 23 June 2023
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ManchesterGremlin
United Kingdom12 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Beautiful gardens and lovely old building but note the opening times are not as stated on Trip Advisor. We called today, Wednesday, only to find the house is only open Thursday to Sunday which left us disappointed after travelling there especially to see inside. We nevertheless enjoyed coffee and cake in the delightful Tearoom.
Written 15 February 2023
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sydneysider48
Sydney, Australia1,090 contributions
Oct 2022
Vaucluse House and its delightful gardens offer an interesting glimpse into the history of early Sydney and the life and times of one of our earliest and master important colonial statesmen, William Charles Wentworth, and his family. Entry is free, the house is beautifully maintained and well presented and there is a very interesting and comprehensive audio tour available. Access is easy, with buses from the city, Rose Bay and Watsons Bay stopping at the door.
Written 30 October 2022
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Sharon K
Pendle Hill, Australia409 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
We decided to go to Vaucluse House for the day. Caught a ferry from Rydalmere to Circular Quay had a coffee at Rossini before catching the ferry to Watsons Bay then a bus to Vaucluse House. The house has a lot of bed rooms all upstairs.
There is a tea room but we didn’t eat there.
There is a vegetable garden and stables.
Also has a stream flowing through the grounds.
We caught the bus back to Watsons Bay and had take away seafood basket from Doyles.
Written 11 July 2022
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looshik
St. Ives, Australia13 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Visited with a 7 and 14 yo. This historical house is amazing. Everything kept as it was. Unique way to learn history of Sydney. Highly recommend to take the guided tour with Wendy - she is amazing!!
Written 17 April 2022
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Pallidan will travel
Tweed Heads South, Australia20 contributions
Mar 2022
A great historical experience. Seeing how the 'wealthy' lived in the 1800's.
The person on the reception was extremely knowledgeable and very helpful.
Written 2 April 2022
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Katherine S
Melbourne, Australia68 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
A window into life in the early part of Australian history. This marvellous house is set in beautiful gardens and is a peaceful haven in busy Sydney. The story of the Wentworth family is one of ambition, achievement and rejection. A great place to visit to understand aspects of Australian history. The staff were super helpful and knowledgeable.
Written 16 December 2021
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brockie14
Sydney, Australia139 contributions
Jan 2021
We had the high tea, which consisted of about 16 savoury and sweet treats and a huge scone each with cream and strawberry jam. The smooked salmon blini was great, as was the passionfruit macaroon. The wild mushroom tartlet was a bit lacking, wlthough pastry was good. Least impressive were the cucumber sandwiches. The lunch menu looked interesting, with lots of choices. It is worth a visit for the feeling of oen space, both indoors and out, and the lovely gardens to wander in. Even in a perfect summer's day, there was not a feeling of being crowded. The staff were efficient and friendly.
Written 14 January 2021
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CasandraTP
Sydney, Australia1,055 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
We came here during Sydney Festival to see a show and looked around the stunning gardens. You have to pay to see the house itself but the garden is free to walk around and have a picnic. The stables are also free to look in as well. Parking is easy or there is a bus stop just out the front as well.
Written 8 January 2021
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Nick M
Frenchs Forest, Australia875 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
This is well worth having a look around. The house is well preserved, and looked after. Staff were all very friendly, and more than happy to explain the history of the house.
It’s easier to get to than I thought, go on the ferry and then walk.
Written 28 November 2020
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