Old Government House

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The summer residence of South Australia’s early governors, Old Government House, sits in the heart of Belair National Park. The house is an excellent example of Victorian architecture and is set amongst magnificent gardens. It was built on the Government farm as the former summer residence of several early Governors of South Australia.

The cottage is an excellent example of Victorian-style architecture. It is looked after by a dedicated group of volunteers and the Friends of Old Government House in conjunction with DEWNR.

You can take a guided tour of the buildings and surrounding heritage gardens. Tours are run by the Friends of old Government house on Sundays by gold coin donation and by appointment. Phone: (+61 8) 8278 5477

If you are interested in volunteer at Old Government House please see the ‘Volunteering’ tab below for more information.

Old Government House opening hours:
Open the first Sunday of every month and public holidays.


Barbeque Carpark Coach Parking History & Heritage National Trust Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Walk



Entry via gold coin donation

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