Vaucluse Park is located in the eastern Sydney suburb of Vaucluse and incorporates the historic building, Vaucluse House. Both the suburb and the house were named after Fontaine de Vaucluse, the popular spring in South of France, which inspired Sir Henry Brown Hayes them first owner of Vaucluse House.
The Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales now manage and maintain the building, which used to include farmlands, orchards and livestock. Since that time, a city has grown around it, and only a small patch of area exists which has been converted into public parklands. Vaucluse House
itself is now a museum
, and if you are planning on visiting Vaucluse Park, you should definitely consider taking a look inside the historic house.
Vaucluse Park is well cared for, and you can stroll through the tranquil gardens and paths. Tearooms have been established in the park. You can dine here for an elegant meal with stunning decorations and attention to detail. The tea rooms also exist as a function centre, and it can hired out, along with other areas of Vaucluse Park, for weddings and special events that require a historic and romantic atmosphere.
Expect home baked scones, and fresh food grown on the premises. On some weekend afternoons you can enjoy jazz music, while you have a meal in the tea house, and stroll through the formal gardens afterwards.
Vaucluse Park is surrounded by Olola Avenue, and you can either take a bus or drive to the location. While the park is not right on the waterfront, it is very close, and a short stroll will get you near the harbour, ocean breezes and beautiful water views. You can also walk around to Nielsen Park and Shark Beach for a swim or coffee.