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Explore an historical landmark home and gardens
Open Day at Government House, historic home of Queensland Governors since 1910, working residence, historical landmark, special event, Saturday 1 June 2019, FREE entry, guided tours of house and gardens, BYO food and drink, picnic, Gavel, Vice-Regal dog present
Open Day at Government House is FREE entry


Fernberg, also known as Government House, has been the historic home of Queensland Governors since 1910 and is the working residence of the Governor of Queensland. This historical landmark is not usually open to the public so the Open Day at Government House is a very special event, giving members of the public a unique opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of the Governor's official working residence and to explore this vast estate's majestic, heritage-listed gardens.

On Saturday the 1 June, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC and Mrs Kaye de Jersey will open the gates of their residence, to the public for an Open Day between the hours of 12.00noon and 4.00pm.

Open Day at Government House, historic home of Queensland Governors since 1910, working residence, historical landmark, special event, Saturday 1 June 2019, FREE entry, guided tours of house and gardens, BYO food and drink, picnic, Gavel, Vice-Regal dog present
Impressive by day, captivating by night


Entry to this fantastic excursion is totally FREE, with guided tours of Government House and the gardens running throughout the day.

The name Fernberg is derived from the German words 'distant mountain' and was named by its first owner and resident in 1864, MP Johann Heussler. Fernberg is a premier heritage home, with a story that is entangled within the history and people of Queensland.

Visitors to Government House are permitted to take photos and videos around the Estate, with limited photography (no flash) being permitted inside Government House - staff will be on hand to give further photographic do's and dont's advice to Open Day visitors.

Open Day at Government House, historic home of Queensland Governors since 1910, working residence, historical landmark, special event, Saturday 1 June 2019, FREE entry, guided tours of house and gardens, BYO food and drink, picnic, Gavel, Vice-Regal dog present
Enjoy a picnic under the trees


Guests are encouraged to BYO food and drink - NO alcohol - as Fernberg's exquisite grounds provide a tempting reason to have a family picnic. There will be a few food and drink vendors on site selling refreshments.

Gavel, the Vice-Regal dog, will be on duty, so our pooches will need to stay at home, unless they are assistance dogs.

An Important note for visitors: Entry to Government House is via the main gates at 168 Fernberg Road in Paddington, or via the gates near Norman Buchan Park on Baroona Road. Parking is available on the streets surrounding the Estate - off Fernberg Road, Paddington.

Open Day at Government House, historic home of Queensland Governors since 1910, working residence, historical landmark, special event, Saturday 1 June 2019, FREE entry, guided tours of house and gardens, BYO food and drink, picnic, Gavel, Vice-Regal dog present
Look out for Gavel - he would love to say 'hello'


All images courtesy of Governor of Queensland FB
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Why? An opportunity to explore a historical landmark home and gardens
When: Saturday 1 June 2019 | 12.00noon to 4.00pm
Where: Government House, 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington, QLD 4064
Cost: FREE Event
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Thanks for sharing. Definitely worth a visit.
by Barry (score: 3|1117) 46 days ago
This is always a great day. Thanks for sharing.
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