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Old Government House

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Parramatta Park, Pitt Street and Macquarie Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 2 9635 8149
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High Tea 70th Birthday celebration

They gave us a private room with a gas fire, the staff consistently came in and ensured we had... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Graham C
,
Gosford, Australia
Hark back to the halcyon days of yesteryear

Three of us went out to dinner last night & the food was delectable. Old Government House is a... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Taveaholic
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Sydney
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Parramatta Park, Pitt Street and Macquarie Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2004, Australia
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

They gave us a private room with a gas fire, the staff consistently came in and ensured we had everything we wanted and replenished the drinks and food. The scones were sensational as they were freshly baked and warm and fluffy. The staff made the...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Three of us went out to dinner last night & the food was delectable. Old Government House is a staid beautiful colonial building within Parramatta park.We shared 3 entres between us.Southern fried chicken the calamari & the goats tart & our tastebuds sang. The mains...More

Thank Taveaholic
Reviewed 3 June 2017

One must appreciate this magnificent convict built building in the beautiful grounds of Parramatta Park and the residence of the first 10 Governors. It has been beautifully restored just as Mrs Macquarie would have enjoyed it. It was her favourite place to escape to a...More

Thank Joyful675
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This wonderful Goergian home should be compulsory for every new resident to Australia, and everyone else, to visit. After paying a most reasonable A$13 each, we were met by excellent volunteer tour guide Denise who took us to both stories of the Old Government House...More

Thank Victorianlad
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Sitting grandly on a hill close to the Parramatta river is the home occupied by Arthur Phillip and subsequent governors. It is an historical treasure. Elaine our guide provided us with a very informative narrative about the history of the house and the families who...More

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Very pleasant, very old fashioned and very English. Tea, cakes and more cakes. The outdoor veranda is the place to be on a warm day.

Thank BeggarsBanquets
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Old Government House is set in the middle of the beautiful Parramatta Park. The park is a beautiful setting and houses some great old buidlings of historic value to the Parramatta area. Old Government House is an excellant example and you can also do a...More

Thank bernice27
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
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Donna445
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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