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Vaucluse House

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“the kitchen”(12 reviews)
“high tea”(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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 October 2015

An interesting house and garden to spend a few hours visiting. The regular and free tour from Living History guides is well worth it.Catch the ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay, walk through the pleasant streets, take a shortcut through Parsley Bay and stop...More

3  Thank AnnWebb2014
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 April 2014

After the visit to the Vaucluse house around late morning we needed to have lunch. We were two adults and a six year old child. There was plenty of seating available but we were pointed towards the indoor area. Being tourists we just occupied a...More

4  Thank Shahida Q
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely spot to visit. Beautiful tea-rooms surrounded by lush gardens and only a short walk from the main house and stables. You have to try the rosella jam on scones! It is to die for and they won't sell their jars. Enjoy...More

Thank Kazawary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous house museum this is!! We have been to many (dragging the children along) but this one was exceptional. The many areas of the house still intact, illustrating life as it was in Colonial times for a wealthy and influential family. Our minds...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Congratulations to Sydney Museums for the excellent museography and displays in this magnificent house. The garden is also splendid. Together with Elizabeth Bay house, Susanna’s Place and Rose Seidler house they offer a great overview of art and architecture in Sydney.

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

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

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Reviewed 22 September 2018 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

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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 886clived
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 26 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

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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.