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Vaucluse House
Vaucluse House

Vaucluse House

Vaucluse House is one of the few 19th-century mansions still in its original state in Sydney. It is a spectacular combination of excellent architectural style and lush gardens.

This historic house boasts a unique Gothic revival style, which, to date, is one of the most enchanting aspects of this mansion.

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The Vaucluse House is tucked away in the harbourside suburb of Vaucluse (the suburb is named after the house). The expansive mansion is surrounded by 28 acres of gardens and wooded grounds.

Its history can be traced back to 1802 when Sir Henry Brown Hayes constructed the original house. Hayes named the house after a famous spring town in France. The property was sold at an auction and bought by William Charles Wentworth in the following years.

Charles carried out an extensive refurbishment of the property during his 25-year-long occupancy of the building -this includes the addition of stables, a coach-house and other outbuildings. The death of Charles Wentworth led to the acquisition of the property as a public park before opening in 1920. Sixty-one years later, the Historic Houses Trust of NSW carried out restoration works to reproduce the original setting of the house, including its unique interior works.

The opulent mansion boasts expansive rooms and aptly paints an accurate picture of the life the Wentworth family led. Walking the hallways of Vaucluse House immerses oneself in this fantastic family’s stories and life. The best way to do this is to take a self-guided audio tour of the house. Start at the orientation room and experience an outstanding storytelling session from the house’s humble beginnings.

The drawing room reflects excellent interiors that befit traditional materials. This tour perfectly brings the house to life, making it a great place to retreat. For nature lovers, paddling in the beach paddock or enjoying solitude as you watch the eels in the creek.

Vaucluse House is located on Wentworth Road and is accessible by bus route 325 or by car, with free parking available.

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Wed - Sun: 10am - 4pm

Open daily during NSW school holidays
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

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Adult: $12
Concession: $8
Child (Under 5yrs): Free
Family: $30

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