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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  • 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 »
  • We had a couple of days in Sydney and decided to visit this beautiful old home. It was well worth the visit. The workers have good knowledge of the history and willingly answer any questions. They are...  more »
  • Take the time to visit this mansion once owned by the Wentworth family an incredible insight into early Australia and one of the great men in history, well worth the tour and the walk around the beaut...  more »
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  • Vaucluse House Is beautifully located with panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and surrounded by stunning gardens. This makes it the perfect spot for High Tea. Such a lovely way to spend the afternoon eating delicious cakes and savouries, sipping on champagne and tea served in fine China cups. A little bit of escapism in a busy life. Wouldn't hesitate to do it again. Well worth it.
  • Very disappointed with the service. It started off ok, we came for my mums birthday. I asked if we could arrange something special. Well they gave us something special alright... charged us $125 for an average chocolate cake which was NOT nut free! They did not even bother asking if we had anyone with nut allergy which we had!!! I will not be returning.
  • 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.
  • Lovely place, especially on a sunny day. Beautiful surroundings and warm atmosphere. The coffee could be stronger, that's all.

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