lovers can enjoy a free tour of the Government House gardens. Tours start at
11am and are free but bookings are essential.
The gardens feature magnificent lawns, specimen trees surrounded by large
beds of trees and shrubs, and the Peace and Prosperity Kitchen Garden. The
gardens also feature ceremonial trees planted by members of the Royal Family
and previous Governors.
The tour goes for about
one hour and you will need a general level of fitness. There are some
steps, small hills and uneven surfaces.
While each tour
caters for up to 30 people, there are no group bookings available.
Bookings close at 12 noon the day before the tour, or when the tour is full.
Bookings can be made online through the
Wear casual clothes with
sensible footwear. Bring photo ID (passport, drivers licence, student ID
etc.,). Check in at the Government House Gatehouse 15 minutes before the
Entry will involve passing through a security checkpoint and
You are encouraged to take public transport: Flinders
Street Station is a 15 to 20-minute walk to Government House Take the St
Kilda Rd/Coventry St tram - routes 3/3a, 5, 6,16, 64, 67 and 72 - and get
off at the Grant Street - Police Memorial stop.
Parking is not
available at the House. If you drive, there is metered parking on Linlithgow
and Birdwood avenues.
Tours can be cancelled in extreme weather or for operational reasons.