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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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  • a historic house, former property of the Wentworth family. When acquired in 1827, William Wentworth, turned it into a Gothic Revival mansion. The House was bought in 1911 by the federal Government. The Interior can be visited and is fully furnished. The surrounding garden is beautiful. The atmosphere is very british with essential camellias which here are trees. Major difference with England: here they are filled with lorikeets! Really interesting. (Entrance 12AUD but can ticket coupled with other sites - small issue in french).
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  • The old house is open for public. Not only the rooms in the house, but you can walk around the stable, the flower gardens, the vegetables beds, the chicken coop, and the small woodland surrounding the...  more »
  • Located on a hillside overlooking the Harbour, notable Museum. Stored is recalled at that time of life. Also on the bench, not many people come slowly around the room, overlooking the garden peacefully. Tea restaurant on site, just visit the local people like staying.
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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.