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Old Government House and Garden

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Address: Belair National Park, Adelaide, South Australia 2004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8278 5477

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Nice little spot to tour

The Government House is only open certain times. We managed to get in on a Sunday and toured the interior of the building for free. Very interesting history throughout the house... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 May 2015
StanleyandMarie
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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

interesting and varied, great to walk around and take your time to look and learn. well signposted and laid out

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

The Government House is only open certain times. We managed to get in on a Sunday and toured the interior of the building for free. Very interesting history throughout the house - lovely dining room and morning room that has entertained many heads of state from various countries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Great opportunity to see a unique piece of Australian history. It was built in 19th Century as the Governor's country retreat (with an indoor plunge pool!) with a separate cottage for his servants - now beautifully restored and maintained by volunteers. Spent a lovely hour here - it opens on Sunday afternoons - and we were shown around by one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Old Govt house in Belair National Park is a lovely little gem (albeit rather small), and the indoor swimming pool has to be the main surprise - just to see that over 100 years ago such a thing existed. Good if you like Victorian things and history. Doesn't take long to go round, but is quaint and the small garden... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

The gardens are beautiful & the house full of history. Watch for open days or events that are sometimes held in the grounds. Lovely gates at the front of the property.

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