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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  • Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and well informed of the house's rich history. The experience was surreal - it was easy to imagine life back in the early 19th century. Well worth the visit a...  more »
  • I went on the free guided tour. Leila gave a very informative tour and plenty of insight into the way of life of the Wentworth family. Thoroughly enjoyable. Grounds, gardens are gorgeous.  more »
  • As an out of towner found this to be a lovely venue for a summer day out to Vaucluse House, lovely piece of Australian history well preserved. Lunch was excellent, notice that they do use the home gro...  more »
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  • Not enough staff to provide quality service. Waited for an extended period of time without any service where making a booking proved to be irrelevant. I had to verbally ask a waiteress to clear the dirty table and provide menus as this didn’t seem to be part of their protocol once we were seated? Ended up having to retrieve my own menu anyway. Definitely wouldn’t come back again.
  • 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.
  • I came here with some girlfriends for high tea. I enjoyed the service and food at this place, however the seating was not quite what I expected. Old Christian don't sit quite right on the never timing outside, rusty and dirty umbrellas. In saying this, it does have a really good vibe to the place, I would just prefer a high tea elsewhere.
  • 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.
  • Much more, than it is expected, when you look from outside. Very interesting exhibition, friendly stuff and tons of eye catching details. Park and buildings are in wonderfully ideal condition. Thank you for the experience!

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