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Government House

Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9931 5222
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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"free tour"
in 18 reviews
"new south wales"
in 13 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 18 reviews
"photo id"
in 6 reviews
"past governors"
in 4 reviews
"guided tour"
in 13 reviews
"tours start"
in 3 reviews
"tours run"
in 3 reviews
"guard house"
in 2 reviews
"governor's office"
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"state rooms"
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"small castle"
in 2 reviews
"moreton bay fig tree"
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"tour takes about minutes"
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"short walk from the opera house"
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"beautiful building"
in 10 reviews
"magnificent place"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered Government house which is in the Botanical Gardens in Sydney. Although the Tour Guide was rambling the rooms are very impressive & the tour is free. It's only open certain days & you cannot book ahead. You'll also need driving licenses or passports...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Government House is the residence of the Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd). The building was designed by an architect in the UK. The volunteer guide was a kind lady and introduced us to several rooms...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Government House is best approached from the entry gate at the Conservatory of Music building in the Royal Botanic Gardens along Macquarie Street. The property is fenced off from the Royal Botanic Grounds and there is no way to approach the Opera House from inside...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

At the tip of Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney is the Royal Governor's House. We spotted it as we walked over from Circular Quay. What a beautiful little bit of Royal England. Take the free guided tour through the ground floor rooms that are still...More

Thank Ted D
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A wonderful tour of this magnificent building in a superb location overlooking the Derwent River. They offer tours but you need to book online you can’t just turn up on the day. Fantastic value and a rare opportunity to see inside this historic building. They...More

Thank LadyTravelPerth
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

What a gem. Highly recommend seeing this if history/ antiques/ museums are your thing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and clearly loved the opportunity to work there.

Thank flick_2018
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I intended to visit here on my visit last year but didn't realise you need to show ID so don't make the same mistake! You have to take the free guided tour. You can't walk around on your own. You get tickets from the office....More

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. It is by guided tour only and is both interesting and informative. Afterwards enjoy a walk in the gardens.

Thank Paul A
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This is quite unique; the Government House Sydney is on the property of the Royal Botanic Gardens. While we were walking towards that mansion, we saw some humongous trees. They were quite old and it attracted people to admire them. We can walk to the...More

1  Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The Government house is a great place to see while in Sydney. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun. We enjoyed walking around the building and leaning about the history. It was a nice free activity and something fun to do on the weekend.

Thank reneek22
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energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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Ndgrammy
6 December 2016|
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Response from Rowan W | Reviewed this property |
There is no self guided tour, you have to go on the organised tour which from memory takes about an hour or two.
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