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Government House

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This picture was taken from the front lawn of the Governors House. Ibis were all over the lawn, they seem to be the Sydney equivalent of the pigeon.


Government House - Sydney visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Government House' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from New South Wales.

Panorama of Government House which stands in the Royal Botanic Garden. Government House was constructed between 1837 and 1845 in the "Domain" and overlooks the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour. It is noted to be the most sophisticated example of a Gothic Revival building in New South Wales.

The ground floor State rooms include a ballroom, a dining room and a drawing room and have an outstanding collection of 19th and 20th century furnishings and decoration. The upstairs rooms have been used as the private quarters for the Governor, Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal family and visiting heads of State. The House remains the official residence and reception venue for the State Governor.

Government House reopened to the public in 2007 after a short period of restoration which included extensive renovation of the State drawing rooms. The public are admitted on guided tours of the downstairs rooms while the House is open to the public for a few hours each day. Tours of the upstairs rooms are not permitted as these residence rooms are regarded as private.


Government House,
Macquarie Street
Royal Botanic Gardens
New South Wales, 2000


Train to Circular Quay. There is a gate to the gardens by the Sydney Opera House and they are within walking distance of Hyde Park.

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