Cruise, learn and experience Aboriginal culture and history on this two-hour boat trip, stopping at Clark Island for a traditional...
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens was established in 1816 as the colony’s veggie patch. The attitude is relaxed – signs say: ‘Please walk on the...
Dendy Opera Quays
When the harbour glare and squawking seagulls get too much, follow the scent of popcorn into the dark folds of this plush cinema....
Aria is a star in Sydney’s fine-dining firmament, an award-winning combination of chef Matt Moran’s stellar dishes, awesome Opera House...
Macquarie St · interesting places nearby
Government House information
Encased in English-style grounds within the Royal Botanic Gardens , this Gothic sandstone mansion served as the home of NSW's governors from 1846 to 1996. The governor, who now resides in Admiralty House , still uses it for weekly meetings and hosting visiting heads of state and royalty. Unless there’s a bigwig in town, you can tour through the fussy furnishings – look for paintings by Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Russell Drysdale. Disabled access is OK, but it’s best to call in advance.