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
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 »
I was lucky enough to go inside on an Open Day held to make Australia Day. There was a sausage sizzle and a band playing in the garden, which had lovely views of the back of the Opera House and of... 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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