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Old Government House

Parramatta Park, Pitt Street and Macquarie Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 2 9635 8149
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Take a step back in time

A very interesting visit to see how early settlement of Australia was governed and those involved... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
markmW8037NB
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Sydney Australia
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Great guided tour

Visited as in the area. Took the guided tour which is a necessity since there are no information... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
quarryhouse99
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Parramatta Park, Pitt Street and Macquarie Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2004, Australia
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

A very interesting visit to see how early settlement of Australia was governed and those involved lived their lives. Interesting stories and the ghosts that roam the house and surrounding buildings.

Thank markmW8037NB
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Visited as in the area. Took the guided tour which is a necessity since there are no information boards. Our guide just took our party which was very nice and felt very personal. He also showed us things and explained things very well. The total...More

1  Thank quarryhouse99
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Spent an afternoon being chaperoned by a guide around this interesting building. We were given an excellent introduction to the early history of the NSW colony. I would recommend this visit to anyone interested in the early history of Australia.

Thank Brookyswanhill
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This place was ok. It is cool looking around a house where the governors of our country lived a hundred years ago. When going with young children I suggest not going for too long but otherwise stay longer.

Thank Swarzlone
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Having not been to the Old Government house in Parramatta Park before and knowing a bit of the history of the building, we thought that the Ghost tour might be a bit of fun. One of the volunteers (I assume), gives a bit more historic...More

Thank Ray P
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Make an afternoon/evening of it. We don't go to Parramatta often, so decided to be tourists in our own town. We got the ferry in the afternoon from Circular Quay to Parramatta, then did the 20 minute easy walk to Old Government House. We were...More

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Would rate higher except I got a parking fine despite displaying a parking permit received from the restaurant at old government house. Ther is some stupid rule that a particular car park is not covered by the permit even though there is no signage, indication...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love this restaurant for a casual weekend lunch. Sit back and enjoy the experience. Good food and wine and a wonderful atmosphere in the grounds of old government house. It can get cool in winter and hot in summer so wear appropriate outfits for...More

Thank Keith G
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I am a life member of National Trust, currently visiting Australia. Today's experience at Old Government House was very disappointing. We raised these issues with a manager and saw that they were shared by others. Signage was very poor and we got lost en route....More

1  Thank Max B
Reviewed 2 December 2016

One of the Oldest heritage places in Australia lot to see and learn. Nice cafe/ restaurant Lachlan's around there. Good food. The Guides are friendly and informative.

Thank Raymen S
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Donna445
How do I get there by public transport
2 October 2016|
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Response from alis0n29 | Reviewed this property |
It might be too late for you Donna, sorry, but may help someone else. Parramatta Park is about a 15 minute walk from Parramatta Station. Or there are buses from Parramatta Interchange, outside the station, Stand B4 Bus... More
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