Vaucluse House, Vaucluse

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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. Add Vaucluse House to your Vaucluse travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Vaucluse trip itinerary tool .
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  • My elderly mother received a gift of a high tea for Christmas - so 7 of us accompanied her and a booking was made for 1:00 pm for 8 people. The service was very disappointing - the table was only half...  more »
  • We waited half an hour for the 3pm guided tour and it was well worth our wait. The guide was very knowledgeable regarding the Wentworth family home and he brought the rooms to life.Although I found th...  more »
  • A well-maintained and thoughtfully curated mid-nineteenth century family. Said to be one of the oldest buildings of its kind in Australia. Interesting architectural features which are thoroughly expla...  more »
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  • Wonderful building set in pretty gardens. Would highly recommend the included guided tour; our guide Helen's enthusiasm and passion for the history of the house shone trough and made the place come alive. Unfortunately we didn't get to sample the tearoom, as we just missed the kitchen closing at 4. The nearby Nielsen Park kiosk was still open, so no need to miss out on tea and cake if you're a little Hank Marvin. You could even enjoy a little afternoon swim too like we did.
  • Fine historic house. It’s the gardens which really standout. Take a picnic to the top paddock for a country house feel in the middle of the city. They’ve also made great effort to develop a market garden with goats and chickens.
  • Picturesque garden in the heart of the Vaucluse area. One of the most beautiful gardens I've visited in Sydney. Vaucluse House is one the few well preserved mansions of the colonial times. Established by the former convict by the way. Now the museum of course. I haven't been myself, but looking forward to.
  • Beautiful historic buildings and luscious gardens for a family day out. A fantastic insight into how the affluent Wentworth family lived in the early 1800's with nuances of their life on show for visitors. A great lesson for the kids of today to see the contrast to the digitised age we now live in. Highly recommended.
  • It's great to have a piece of Sydney's history on display. It is preserved very well. Vaucluse House provides a nice insight into life of the period.

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