Vaucluse HouseCurrently Closed
- Address: Wentworth Rd Vaucluse NSW 2030, Australia, Sydney
- Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-293887922
- Ticket Price: 8 AUD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Vaucluse House - Review
Among the places of heritage and great historical significance in Australia, the Vaucluse House is a very important estate in Sydney which has gradually become a large visiting destination for tourists. It bears the design prevalent during the Gothic Revival era and comprises of large rooms, kitchen wing section, stable sheds and housing wings. As the detailed features of the interior, the kitchen wing section is adjoined and accessorized with a scullery, a dairy and larder, numerous cellars, a pantry room, the housekeeper’s room, the family history room, and a large drawing room. The rooms for having meals in are the breakfast room, the dining room, and the tea room. The first floor is comprised of the bedrooms for the Wentworths, and the second floor consists of the children’s bedrooms. Make Sure to visit the tearooms as they are a nice way to travel back in time.
Vaucluse House Information
- Access for wheelchair is through the Olola avenue gate.
- The Vaucluse House has been briefly renovated into a museum to be made open for the visitors.
Vaucluse House Ticket Prices
- Child (under 15) / Concession $4
- Family (two adults + two children) $17
- Members free
- Admission to gardens is free
Vaucluse House Opening and Closing Hours
- HOUSE: Open only from Friday to Sunday 11AM - 4PM
- Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day
- GARDENS: Open daily, 24 hours
- TEAROOMS: Open Wednesday to Friday
- 10am to 4.30pm
- NB During NSW school holidays, Tearooms are open every day.Open Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 4.30pm
How To reach Vaucluse House by Public Transport
- Nearest Bus Station: Wentworth Rd Opp Coolong Rd
Restaurants Near Vaucluse House
- Nielsen Park Cafe
- Dunbar House
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Vaucluse House, Sydney Reviews
Our son was married here in the gardens in April and we found it so beautiful that we had to come back a few months later to have a proper look around. We took the self-guided tour inside the house and stables, $30 for a family which is cheap when you think of the cost to keep a place like this maintained. We looked at it as more of a donation. The house itself is a very unusual design but beautifully preserved and it gives a wonderful insight into life in the 1800s. Would highly recommend a visit to a real gem of yesteryear Sydney.
Well preserved colonial era house with a fascinating history. Filled with antiques, many original or of the era. Guides are friendly, warm and knowledgeable of the grounds. If you're interested in early Sydney history, local to the area or just want a good day's activity in the eastern suburbs then Vaucluse house is a worthy trip.
Great time to spend a day. We used the audio guided tour and it was easy to navigate around the house/cottage. The house itself is well maintained. Had fun discovering the history of the place and the family that lived there. Had an amazing time with my husband. Try also to take the tour with a guide as you can always ask for more details on the history. But if you’re going to take selfies (a lot!) then just get the audio tour (it comes free with the entrance of $12pp). The 3 big kids who we saw with the guided tour seemed to appreciate the place, toddlers not so much but why not try? The place reminds me of the series Downton Abbey. No lifts in the area. Not sure how you can store prams? But you can move around the ground floor of the house if you like, then walk with your toddler/kids upstairs. Buy a postcard or two ($1 each) as a souvenir. Then, have tea in their tearoom nearby. Went on a Thursday, not sure if it gets packed on a weekend.
What an amazing place. I had never been to Vaucluse House before. It's hidden away from view near the edge of Sydney Harbour and set on a massive property. I took my young daughter who had been there just days before on a school excursion. She loved it. We were there for a couple of hours and still didn't see everything. We will go back again.
Lovely place with a lot of Australian History to learn. Was very interesting everyone in our group from kids to seniors. And was very nice to stay after the for a high tea.
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