Visit Elizabeth Bay House

Getting to
Elizabeth Bay House

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7 Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011


+61 2 9356 3022


We are located about 4.5km east of the Sydney CBD.


The 311 bus will bring you to Greenknowe Avenue, a 10-minute walk from Elizabeth Bay House.

The bus runs from Railway Square to City - Millers Point via Darlinghurst, Kings Cross, Elizabeth Bay and Woolloomooloo.


Elizabeth Bay House is a 7-minute walk from Kings Cross train station, which is on the Eastern Suburbs/Illawarra line.

For up-to-date timetables or to find the quickest public transport routes visit the Transport Infoline or call 131500.


Onslow Avenue is a one-way street, so from Elizabeth Bay Road you need to turn into Ithaca Road.


The nearest reliable parking to Elizabeth Bay House is the Kings Cross Car Park, located on Ward Ave, approximately 500m walk from the house.

Rates vary depending on the time and day of your visit, but range from $8 for an hour to $15-$40 for up to 12 hours.

For full details and to book, please refer to the Kings Cross Car Park website.


We do not have secure parking for bikes at Elizabeth Bay House.



Open Today



Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10AM - 4PM

Admission charges apply
Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day


Adult  | $12 
Concession  | $8 
Family  | $30 
Members  | Free of charge
Children under 5 years  | Free of charge

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Explore the house on your own or ask our friendly staff for a guided tour. Note that if you are making a special trip for a guided tour, please call before to make sure a guide will be available at that time. Tours take about 45 minutes.

An introductory video (17 minutes, with subtitles) plays on a loop in the cellar.

Group bookings

Groups of 10 or more wanting a guided tour need to book. Group tours can also be arranged for other days (Mondays to Thursdays). For bookings and information call +61 9356 3022.

School bookings

Please note that we currently do not offer programs for school groups at this site.


Things to do

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Take a photo of Elizabeth Bay House’s famous elliptical domed saloon and share on your favourite social media #ElizabethBayHouse
View the butler’s pantry, and imagine the lavish feasts that were once served in the dining room.
Relax in the library, once the largest room of any Australian house, and learn about Macleay’s amazing natural history collection.
Visit the grotto, once part of the sweeping gardens that surrounded the house but now hidden between two apartment blocks.
Climb the magnificent mudstone stairs to the first floor and enjoy spectacular views across the harbour and out to Sydney Heads.

Children & families

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Experience how wealthy families lived in the 1830s. Ask a guide to take you up to the servants quarters and down to the cellars under the house. Admire the beautiful butterfly collection in the library, be the first to spot the lion hiding in the saloon and find the grotto that was once hidden in the gardens. While most of these gardens no longer exist, the house is across the road from McElhone Reserve and a short walk from Beare Park on the harbour’s edge.

During the school holidays, we also offer family friendly tours and activities.

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Things to remember

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  • All umbrellas, heavy coats, bags over handbag size and other large items must be cloaked.
  • Professional camera equipment, including tripods, lighting etc, must be left at reception unless you have organised permission beforehand.
  • Strollers are not allowed in the main house, but can be left at reception.
  • Bring a coat in winter – the sandstone house can get very cold with the breeze blowing in from the bay!


Please feel free to call before your visit or ask at the reception desk for any assistance you may need.
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There is one designated accessible parking space outside the southeast corner of the property. There are 9 steps into the house via the front entrance but for people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility we can open the back gate, which has level access into the house from the road. Please ask at reception or call beforehand to arrange.

Inside the house, only the ground floor is accessible to people with low mobility, and ground-floor only tours can be arranged on request. For visitors who are unable to access other areas directly, folders with captioned images are provided. Accessible toilets are located on the ground floor.


We are always happy to try and accommodate individual visitors with specific needs into our regular guided tours, but we are best able to do that if you call ahead to let us know about any particular requirements you have. For groups with specific needs, we can develop customised tours to support those needs. Please call ahead to arrange on +61 2 9356 3022.

Hearing and visual

The introductory video is subtitled. Bold-print maps of the house are available from the reception desk.



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Don’t miss our stylish range of gifts, cards and books inspired by Australian history, and house and garden design.


Venue Hire

Wedding party on steps at front of house.

Conveniently close to the city, Elizabeth Bay House is ideal venue for elegant business lunches, cocktail parties, dinners or events; its outstanding architecture and positioning also make it a highly desirable location for smaller, more intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions, including the increasingly popular cocktail-style wedding celebrations.



Contact the Venues Team today