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.
Government House Reviews
If in Sydney, don’t miss Government House adjoining the Botanical Gardens. It is beautiful with wonderful views over the Sydney waterfront but best of all in the major rooms there are guides. These fo... more »
I didn't go inside, but the building was nice from the outside and the grounds were lovely for a wander next to the Botanic Gardens. more »
Went on the free tour that has 20 people in a group at a time. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and eloquent. The house inside is beautiful and plush and exudes opulence. You get the same feeling at Government House as you do in stately homes in England. The gardens are immaculate and so serene and peaceful and the view is impressive. Visit when you get chance: you won't be disappointed.
This is quite unique; the Government House Sydney is on the property of the Royal Botanic Gardens. They were quite old and it attracted people to admire them. We can walk to the fence and take pictures of the Governor's House. Visitors are welcomed to visit it at designated times.
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