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Government House and La Trobe's Cottage Combined Group Tours

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Published April 29th 2017
Find (or pay) 9 friends to join you
Do you have 9 friends? Fancy doing something different whilst learning of Melbourne's rich history? Or maybe get a group of work colleagues together for a totally different kind of meeting on one of these combined Government House and La Trobe's Cottage tours.


 Government House and La Trobe's Cottage Combined Group Tours
Government House


 Government House and La Trobe's Cottage Combined Group Tours
La Trobe Cottage


These tours are running on selected dates until 30 November 2017 and are subject to availability with Government House and must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Discover Melbourne's rich heritage with a walk around the grand rooms of Government House including the state apartments, the grand ballroom, state dining room and the billiard room. The tours have been expanded to include the significant outbuildings such as the 19th-century kitchen and the Hopetoun stables. You'll also visit the simple yet elegant La Trobe's Cottage, the original home of Victoria's first Lt. Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe.

 Government House and La Trobe's Cottage Combined Group Tours
Government House


Upcoming tours are as follows:

Monday 1 May 2017 10:00 am — 12:15 pm
Thursday 4 May 2017 10:00 am — 12:15 pm
Monday 8 May 2017 10:00 am — 12:15 pm
Thursday 11 May 2017 10:00 am — 12:15 pm
Monday15 May 2017 10:00 am — 12:15 pm

For further dates in 2017, check the website.

Please note this tour is available for groups of 10 or more only.

Ticket prices are:
Adult $18
Concession $13
Child $10

To book email bookings@nattrust.com.au or phone (03) 9656 9889.

Don't have 9 friends? Don't worry, you can still visit both of these places.

Government House

You can explore the grounds of Government House during a monthly garden tour. However, this tour doesn't include access to the interior. Tours run on the third Thursday of every month at 11am and are free.

Government House gardens feature magnificent lawns, sparingly planted with specimen trees and surrounded by large beds of trees and shrubs, as well as a formal garden for the private use of the Governor and guests.

For further information and to register your attendance, click here.

Government House is located between the King's Domain and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

 Government House and La Trobe's Cottage Combined Group Tours
Government House


 Government House and La Trobe's Cottage Combined Group Tours
The Gardens at Government House


La Trobe's Cottage

This cottage is Melbourne's oldest surviving building and the restored cottage replicates the original structure and contains items belonging to La Trobe and other artefacts from the earliest time of Victoria's settlement.

 Government House and La Trobe's Cottage Combined Group Tours
La Trobe Cottage


For further information on La Trobe's Cottage and other tour details (open between October and April on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm), click here.

La Trobe Cottage is located on the corner of Birdwood Avenue and Dallas Brooks Drive, The Domain, Melbourne 3004.
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Why? 2 tours for the price of 1
When: Mondays and Thursdays throughout the year - check the website for details
Phone: (03) 9656 9889
Where: Government House and La Trobe Cottage
Cost: Adults $18 Conc $13 Child $10
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