Government House & La Trobe’s Cottage Tour

Government House & La Trobe’s Cottage Tour

Thursday 7th June, 2018

9.45am – 12.15pm

Numbers must be finalised no later than Monday 21st May – NEXT WEEK – so be quick to register!  Only 30 places available!

Guided tours of Government House from La Trobe’s Cottage have returned but they are very limited!

The tours provide a tangible link between pre-gold rush (La Trobe’s Cottage) and Marvellous Melbourne (Government House), giving a fascinating insight into the contrast between the two properties and the eras they represent.

Access to Government House is extremely limited to the general public as it is still a working residence today. Government House tours may include the grand State Rooms, the Billiard Room and a visit ‘below stairs’ to the old kitchens and mews.

La Trobe’s Cottage was the original home of Victoria’s first Lt. Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe from 1839 to 1854.

Although described by a visitor in 1852 as small but elegantly furnished and standing in spacious grounds, La Trobe’s Cottage is now a vital part of Victoria’s history. The cottage was made from prefabricated materials brought from England to be the home of La Trobe, his wife Sophie and their children.

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

We are strictly limited to 30 places, so please register via the link above ASAP to secure your place.  Your booking will only be confirmed once payment is received to bank.  You will be notified by email when your place is confirmed along with further instructions for the day.  

Please note we cannot provide refunds for the tour should you withdraw, as per the booking conditions of National Trust.

Meeting Point:  Gates to Government House (Government House Drive)

When:   Thursday 7th June:  9.45am – 12.15pm

Cost:   $18 


To confirm and secure your booking, please make payment via EFT:

To:  PTGAA Inc.

BSB:  033-086

Account Number:  152048

Reference:  YourName GOVHOUSE

For credit card payment, please complete this credit card payment form and attach in your email when you register.


Monday 21st May is the last possible date for registration and payment.

With Great Thanks to Joy Vandoske for organising this famil.

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