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Vaucluse House, Vaucluse

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 120+ 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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  • I love the food and friendly staff. Every detail counts. We enjoyed everything. The entree and mains, good wine and coffee and desserts, particularly the Panacota. The price is a bit expensive but it ...  read more »
  • In Sydney's Watsons Bay sits Vaucluse House , a stunning 19th century mansion and gardens property. Now managed by Australia's Historic Trust - a must see icon. VH is the original home built by Willia...  read more »
  • For anyone interested in the past and particularlyAustralian Colonial history this is a great place. Set in delightful gardens, with Tea Rooms close by, this is well worth a visit. Rooms in this mansi...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spent a great day with friends at this well presented beautiful historic house. A knowledgeable guide took us on a tour of the house; it gives you a good glimpse into the way the other half lived in those days. I also greatly enjoyed the freedom to wander through the gardens and picnic there and enjoy the beauty of the place. very well worth a visit.
  • Historic house surrounded by beautiful garden, big park with stables.....tea room just next door..... having home made scones, so delicious......
  • My wife said "it's just like downton abbey". It's a private house with a bunch of period furniture. The staff are fabulously friendly, though and the gardens are really well kept. The animals are quaint. Going here makes me feel like the peon that I am. I will never own 240 acres of land in valcluse, so in that way, I'm much worse off than an 18th century exconvict.
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