Life with kids in Sydney's East
Meet their goats and chooks, then find out how food was made, stored, served and eaten in the past in a Farmyard to Table children’s tour.
Or take a family tour of the grand house and get to know the interesting lives of the Wentworths, who used to live here many, many years ago! Peak into all of the rooms, see inside the kitchen, go down into the cellar and explore the tasty kitchen garden – yum!
Daily in the holidays10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Vaucluse House is one of Sydney’s few 19th-century mansions still surrounded by its original gardens and wooded grounds. When the towering colonial explorer, barrister and politician William Charles Wentworth bought the house in 1827, it was a single-storey cottage in a secluded valley of partly cleared coastal scrub. In fits and starts over the next five decades, William and his wife Sarah developed Vaucluse into a large and picturesque estate. The grounds were extended and flourished to cover most of the present-day suburb of Vaucluse but the main house of the family’s dreams was left unfinished. In 1915 Vaucluse House became Australia’s first official house museum and continues to entice visitors to its lush and still secluded grounds.