SPECIAL NOTE: THE GARDEN ONLY WILL BE OPEN ON THURSDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER FROM 1 PM TO 4 PM. It is offered as a space of contemplation and reflection to celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. (The House will be closed and we will not be serving afternoon tea).
Monday 3rd October (Public Holiday)
(For full details, look at the Visit Us page). If you can’t book on-line, send a text to 0417 870 596 or email email@example.com. The kitchen closes for afternoon tea at approximately 3.30 pm. Free entry into the Park if you are visiting Old Government House. Please note that private tours are fully booked for the remainder of 2022. Bookings for 2023 will open on 21st November 2022.
Old Government House lies in the heart of Belair National Park and is the former Vice-regal summer residence of some of the early governors of South Australia. Fully restored during the 1970s and upgraded in 2001, the building stands as an excellent example of Victorian-style architecture and represents a significant period in the state of South Australia’s history.
Old Government House is located 11 kilometres south of Adelaide. It is looked after by a dedicated group of volunteers, the Friends of Old Government House, with the support of The Department of Environment and Water.
If there is a Severe, Extreme or Catastrophic level Total Fire Ban, or other severe weather warning in the Mt Lofty Ranges, announced after 4:30pm on the previous day, all events scheduled by the Friends of Old Government House will be cancelled, except for the AGM, which would be rescheduled for the following month. There will be no gardening or working bees if the forecast temperature is 35 degrees or over.