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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  • Government house was open on Australia day and is well worth the visit as it is so historical and rarely open. It is in beautiful condition and is a look into the past how the establishment lived.  more »
  • We asked a gardener but apparently it wasn't open. The gardens are spectacular and the manicured lawns are like bowling greens but the building shows the early style oif grand sandstone architecture.  more »
  • 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 can...  more »
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