Fancy a picnic at one of the most picturesque settings with stunning gardens and a view of Sydney Harbour? Here's your chance.


12:00 PM - 06:00 PM

26 January 2024

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Grab your picnic basket, bring a blanket and bask in the splendour of Government House, the official residence of the Governor of New South Wales.

Located within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and just a stone's-throw from all the Australia Day action at Sydney Harbour, Government House is a great place to visit on our national day.

The gates are opened to the public on January 26, offering everyone the opportunity to explore the House and magnificent grounds, all free of charge.

Venture inside Sydney's 'Castle by the Harbour' to explore opulent state rooms, roll out your rug on the manicured lawns, eat a snag from the Normanhurst Scouts sausage sizzle, meet the Guide Dog NSW/ACT ‘Ambassador Dogs’ and NSW Mounted Police, view the vintage cars and St John Ambulance interactive demonstrations and kick back while enjoying live musical entertainment from the Corrective Services NSW Band and the Australian Army Band.

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