Vaucluse House, Vaucluse

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#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Greater Sydney
Historic Site Tourist Spot
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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  • July 31, 2017
    We were very fortunate to arrive when a tour guide was available to take us around the house. The rooms each had their own style and it was amazing to see how well preserved both the furniture and the...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    You need to make an effort and get a bus to visit this lovely house. It is well worth the effort. Join a free guided tour and if you are lucky enough to get Cameron as your guide your day will be comp...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Wonderful home. Beautiful gardens and great guides. The cafe is wonderful for morning Lunch or afternoon tea.  more »
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  • A nice afternoon stroll. As an English man, my idea of manor houses is somewhat grander than this. But the grounds are free to stroll in and there are some interesting information boards in the coach houses. The tea house looks nice although haven't tried it. A good place to combine with a visit to nearby Nielsen Beach.
  • Great place to have a peek at lifestyle of the previous generations. Recommend to follow the guided tour. Guide was fun and filled us in with interesting facts regarding the place and it's previous owners. Audio guide available for those that wants to self tour. Washrooms located away from the house, behind the stable. Clean. Parking available onsite. As there is a cafe next to the House, therefore parking might be a squeeze. Ample of nearby street parking though.
  • A snapshot of history and a fascinating story. The guides are really knowledgeable, the decor is beautiful and the architecture is quirky (ask the guides to show and tell). Also take a picnick - there are extensive well manicured gardens on which to spread out and enjoy the day. Lastly, if that sounds too much hassle, try a high tea in the tea rooms.
  • Beautiful historical site. Tour was informative and interesting. Guide knew his subject. Tea house is amazing in beautiful setting.
  • Beautifully restored. ..with interesting artefacts...very pleasant morning spent wandering the grounds and house

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