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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  • Government House is a grand Gothic Revival mansion which is the Office and Official Residence of the Governor of New South Wales. Government House dates from 1836, and is built alongside the Botanic.....  more
    Government House is a grand Gothic Revival mansion which is the Office and Official Residence of the Governor of New South Wales. Government House dates from 1836, and is built alongside the Botanic.....  more »
  • 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 »
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  • The guided tours (free) were fantastic. Our tour guide, Caitlin, was amazing - she was well spoken, articulate and made the tour very enjoyable. We had our 9 and 6 year old - who were equally enthralled with the information and the house decor and architecture. The gardens were beautiful and lovely to have a wonder through. Highly recommended!
  • Government House is always great, for those of us lucky enough to be invited. It has such a great history, and has absolutely brilliant British architecture, overlooking Sydney Harbour. Having a beer and entrees with Governor's and Premiers is pretty cool too 😎

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