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A trip back in time

Time travel is not really possible using technology. However, this place is frozen in time since... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Peter L
Singapore, Singapore
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History, elegance and scones

Volunteers who are stationed around the house are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Time travel is not really possible using technology. However, this place is frozen in time since 200 years ago. It is well worth a visit to realise the extent of globalisation even back in the 1800s. Many treasures from the past are preserved throughout the...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Volunteers who are stationed around the house are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It really added to the enjoyment. There is an exhibition on at the moment which for me didn't add much to the experience but was interesting never the less. Steep stairs to the...More

Thank jenny1961
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Parramatta from Sydney, got there by SeaCat ferry and had a wonderful trip from Circular Quay. Walked across the city center to the park and the Old Government House at the top of the hill. The day was wonderful and the place fantastic. Very...More

Thank corrysp
Reviewed 10 May 2018

I did a walking tour of the house with Clare, and recommend it highly. She had an autodidact's eye for history interspersed with personal tales, and it brought the house to life. As a Melburnian, I have struggled to comprehend Australia's colonial history before 1835....More

Thank pauldaffey27
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We took a ferry all around the harbour (45 mins) until we arrived at Parramatta where we walked to Old Government House accompanied by the many white cockatoos which flew around us ( non threatening). On advice of friend had a wonderful lunch under the...More

Thank marmadukelondon
Reviewed 4 March 2018

So easily you can be taken back to this period of time. Loved it. Well kept place and we got to see the cellar as well.

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

This is a little visited gem: the house is a simple, elegant, unpretentious Georgian country house - really unexpected. Take the rivercat from Circular Quay to Paramatta, then the free bus to the park. Tell the driver where you want to go. Then a pleasant...More

Thank Justin Y
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Seven friends out for High Tea. Served at 10am which I first thought was too early but the time was great, staying til 1pm giving you all afternoon free. Food was lovely and fresh. Our waiter was very attentive.

Thank Positano15
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The tour of old Governmemt House is well worth it if you like a little of the old Australian History - it is genuine history with the add ons to the venue & lunch can be had there as well

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Old Government House is the oldest surviving public building in Australia. Built by convicts back in colonial times, around 1800, it is an impressive place indeed. Australia does not really have too many such European historical places, and so this is one of the few....More

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2 October 2016|
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