Melbourne Hotels near Government House
The Government House in Melbourne, Australia is a beautiful 19th century Italianate structure that acts as the office and home of the governor of Victoria. The grand house was designed by architects William Wardell and J.J. Clark in the mid-Victorian period, so heavy emphasis was put on being pragmatic and efficient with the design. The austere white façade of the Government House gives way to a much more lavish interior, characterized by the extravagant State Ballroom. The stunning garden that surrounds the house is thought to be the best example of a 19th century mansion garden in the city. ... Read more »
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- Stroll the manicured grounds surrounding Government House and look up at the belvedere tower that rises 48 metres above.
- Come to Melbourne on Australia Day, when the Government House is usually open to the public. This will allow you to see the neoclassical design of the interior, including the long table of the State Dining Room, where the governor entertains important guests.
- Have a picnic on the lawns while listening to live music on the open day held each year on January 26th, when Melbourne citizens congregate in celebration of all things Australian.
The Government House is situated just a few kilometres from Melbourne’s central business district and is very easy to reach. The tram is the best way to get around the city and there is a stop near the Government House on Domain Road. Cycling is also very popular in the city and there is a dense network of trails that go near this stately mansion for those who like to get around on bike. From the Melbourne Airport just take a shuttle to the central business district where you can catch tram no. 8.« Hide