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Vaucluse House, Sydney

Located on Sydney Harbour, in one of Sydney's most exclusive areas, Vaucluse House is a stately mansion nestled in a l9th century leafy estate with a kitchen wing, stables and outbuildings and is surrounded by 27 acres of gardens and grounds. The home of William Charles Wentworth, father of the Australian Constitution, his wife Sarah and family from 1827-1853.

Vaucluse House depicts the social aspirations and lifestyles of the Wentworths and the servants who lived and worked there. There is a small store that sells contemporary gifts inspired by yesteryear. There is also the Vaucluse House Tearooms.

Vaucluse House, Sydney

Vaucluse House, Sydney

The mansion comprises three levels made up of 16 rooms. Most of the rooms are furnished in the style and opulence of the times. Many of the original fittings can be seen. There is even an small farm with livestock.

Allow at least an hour to 90 minutes to view the house and gardens.

Details

Location: Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
Telephone: +61 2 9388 7922
Opening Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:30am - 4.00pm, daily in January, NSW school holidays and public holidays. (Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday) Available for group bookings Monday to Friday
Amenities: Gift Shop & Tearooms.
Access: There is an admission fee; Wheelchair access - ground floor only.
Website: Vaucluse House

Getting There

325 bus from the east end of the bus terminus at Circular Quay stops. The bus travels past Hyde Park, through Kings Cross and Rose Bay as it meanders its way to Vaucluse. It stops at the front gate of Vaucluse House. The bus trip takes approximately 40 minutes.

Alternatively, a 20-minute drive from the city via New South Head Road and Vaucluse Road.

The Bondi Explorer bus service also takes in Vaucluse House.

Drawing Room Fireplace, Vaucluse House, Sydney

Drawing Room Fireplace, Vaucluse House, Sydney

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