Government House, Sydney

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Become one of nearly 10,000 annual visitors attending cultural events held at iconic Government House. This busy city landmark, serving as the official residence of the governor of New South Wales, was constructed between 1837 and 1843 of stone, cedar, and marble. Designed by the prominent royal architect Edward Blore, who also worked on the plans for London’s Buckingham Palace, the building overlooks Sydney Harbor and includes a large garden area, which is open to the public. Make this historic site, featuring oil portraits and coats of arms from its past occupants, a mandatory stop on your tour of the city. For Government House and beyond, use our Sydney trip planner to get the most from your Sydney vacation.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 a...  more »
  • 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 ac...  more »
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  • Great place. The building is absolutely great and the inside of the building truly amazing full of history. We enjoyed the self paced tour we did and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The griund surrounding the building is also worth exploring with a great view of the harbour.
  • Beautiful place situated in the Royal Botanical Gardens. Has its own beautiful gardens as well. Guided historical tours are available.
  • The guided tour is really interesting- thanks Todd . It’s such a beautiful home.
  • Great building and great garden! the staff is very friendly and would love to give you some information about the history of government house!
  • Beautiful place. Feel comfortable to walk around.

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