Government House, Sydney

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Government Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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Become one of nearly 10,000 annual visitors attending cultural events held at iconic Government House. This busy city landmark, serving as the official residence of the governor of New South Wales, was constructed between 1837 and 1843 of stone, cedar, and marble. Designed by the prominent royal architect Edward Blore, who also worked on the plans for London’s Buckingham Palace, the building overlooks Sydney Harbor and includes a large garden area, which is open to the public. Make this historic site, featuring oil portraits and coats of arms from its past occupants, a mandatory stop on your tour of the city. For Government House and beyond, use our Sydney trip planner to get the most from your Sydney vacation.
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  • This very grand building is near the Royal Botanical Gardens and also has an address of Conservatorium Road. It was built in 1837-1843 and is on the State Heritage Register.It is the vice regal... 
    This very grand building is near the Royal Botanical Gardens and also has an address of Conservatorium Road. It was built in 1837-1843 and is on the State Heritage Register.It is the vice regal...  more »
  • I happened to be here on one of the days that they were doing the free tours (Friday) and I would highly recommend it. The guide really knew his stuff and gave us all some great insights into the... 
    I happened to be here on one of the days that they were doing the free tours (Friday) and I would highly recommend it. The guide really knew his stuff and gave us all some great insights into the...  more »
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  • The Govenor was lovely and all the staff very helpful.
  • An amazing experience, toured by a volunteer, Pat, entirely on our own, Steeped in history and amazing detail in an incredible position set in stunning surounds with epic harbour views acros immaculate grounds, from the richest of carpets and portraits, to the most amazing exhibition of Aboriginal art, I would recommend to any that get the opportunity to take this tour

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