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Vaucluse House

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“high tea”(11 reviews)
“the kitchen”(11 reviews)
“guided tour”(9 reviews)
Vaucluse House is one of Sydney’s few 19th-century mansions still surrounded by its original gardens and wooded grounds. A visit to Vaucluse House makes for a perfect outing, be it strolling or picnicking in the grounds (accessible free of charge...more
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Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, Waverley, New South Wales 2030, Australia
+61 2 9388 7922
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All reviews high tea the kitchen guided tour tea room scones australian history step back in time devonshire tea vegetable garden few hours couple of hours overseas visitors living museums well worth the effort own pace great visit grounds are beautiful
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such an amazing place to visit. Well kept and peaceful. The audio tour is a great addition. Definitely visit Vaucluse House!

Thank sallyaustralia2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vaucluse House is part of Sydney's Living Museums and has limited opening times, Wednesday to Sunday, 10-00am to 4-00pm. Today only 9 hectares of the original 208 hectares survives. This was for a the home of the Wentworth family who very influential in Sydney's early...More

Thank Robert r
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit to this historic home. It is not just interesting but also very beautiful . We enjoyed the change fr om the hustle of town - the interior is very interesting and the gardens are so peaceful. If you have time to eat...More

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

What a delightful place. We enjoyed walking around this grand old home. The audio really added to the experience and is included in the ticket price.

1  Thank familyfrenzy
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely and informative tour of this beautiful house and gardens. We chose a good time to visit as there were very few people around for a Monday morning! Staff couldn’t have been more helpful and pleasant. Something for all the family including chickens...More

Thank Clive D
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is certainly one of the top historic houses in Sydney, showing its development over time, including under the famous Wentworth. They've made a good effort to furnish it as it was in 1853 and you can get a good understanding of the house through...More

1  Thank mrdom
Reviewed 27 May 2018

The Vaucluse tea room is amazing service was excellent thr tes is situated in the grounds of Vaucluse house .We had the High Tea with Champagne,tea and coffee for $55.00 per person the food was fine but very small portions it is not good value...More

2  Thank jimbomaca
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We recently visited Vaucluse House for the kids' holiday program. The kids made damper, butter and lemonade. The staff were wonderful and the program was so well run, we all had a great time. We then toured the house afterwards and had a lovely time....More

Thank SydneyBek
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Viewed Vaucluse House as part of the living museum series. Well worth the entry fee to see this beautiful historic home. Audio unit provided free of charge at the reception desk provided an extensive history of the house and its occupants. Tragic to hear the...More

Thank VicnJen67
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and well informed of the house's rich history. The experience was surreal - it was easy to imagine life back in the early 19th century. Well worth the visit and we will be back.

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Richard J
2 August 2016|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
Best to catch bus number 325 from the city. The nearest ferry stop is Watsons Bay, but that is a 30 minute walk away.
Margaret S
15 September 2015|
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Response from Linda_Chan | Reviewed this property |
Hi Margaret, the tours are run by volunteers so unsure of the time. Best to go to their website and contact them directly. You have to pay an entry fee.