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Vaucluse House, Vaucluse

(4.4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Go to the time of lawn parties at the 19th-century estate of Vaucluse House. Explore the Gothic-style house that is now a museum with period furniture. Photography fans will be delighted with the 9 hectares (27 acres) of natural bush and landscaped gardens. You can visit the stables, the carriage drives, and the gardens surrounding the mansion. Before you head to Vaucluse, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Vaucluse trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Vaucluse has to offer, including Vaucluse House.
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  • Remarkable that it survived really. Delightful grounds to picnic in. Nice staff. The house itself is nicely preserved and a real step back in time. Make you sure you don't miss the Wentworth Mausoleum...  more »
  • The story of this house is the story of early Australia.I learnt more about early Australia visually and from the commentary of our guide Bendoguz than any book could do.It was an example of how any n...  more »
  • I took the guided tour of Vaucluse House (home of William Wentworth) and it was very informative. The house is well maintained and is currently undergoing further restoration. The drawing room is very...  more »
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  • So beautiful! Dianne, our tour guide was wonderful and so knowledgable :) We utterly enjoyed our visit and our high tea at the Tearooms was lovely! A bit of escapism for me - loved it!
  • Is perfectly located on Sydney's Harbour and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. You can have breakfast, lunch or high tea. Good service and nice food.
  • Great set up, beautiful house, lovely gardens and close to the beach. Nice place for a picnic whilst taking in a bit of history.
  • I agree that a guided tour really provides the best experience of this historic home. Built by William Charles Wentworth, one of the great men of early colonial Australia, a visit here will get you a true idea of how the elite lived back then. If thinking of visiting during School Holidays, aim for the end of the final week when the crowds tend to have vanished. We did so and only shared the tour with one couple. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and our hour-long tour was expanded to almost double. It only cost us $17 for a family. So excellent value.
  • Great place to visit whilst in Sydney. One of the Sydney living museums and definitely recommend visiting all of them. Staff is really friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.