Join us for this unique experience of one of Australia’s most iconic locations. Take in the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin as you cruise to the historic Governor-General’s Official residence, where you will receive an exclusive tour of the grounds.
The tour is hosted by the volunteers from The Australiana Fund who will educate and enthral you as you wander the picturesque surroundings.
Departure: 1pm Thursday from the Yacht Club, Mariner Place, Yarralumla.
This cruise runs every Thursday during February, March, April, September, October and November.
Accessibility: Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access on this cruise.
Tea and coffee are available for purchase on board, along with a fully licensed bar.
Child (5-12 years) $17
Child (under 5) Free
*prices will increase from 1 March 2024.
Add an Afternoon Tea to your Government House cruise booking for just $30 when you book.
Your afternoon tea pack includes sandwiches, scones, pastries, slice or cake and a glass of sparkling.
Due to the exclusiveness of this tour, we require booking 48 hours in advance.
We are required to take the name and date of birth for all participants joining us, which will be forwarded to the AFP at the Governor General’s Residence.
Please note, this cruise consists of a 1 hour walking tour of Government House Gardens. Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access up into the grounds of Government House and the path the tour takes is quite uneven.
Upon arrival at Government Gardens, guests are advised to use the bathrooms before disembarking from the boat as there is no access to toilets during the tour.
All guests are required to provide ID.
We reserve the right to cancel this cruise in the event of bad weather or low booking numbers. Also being the residence of the Governor General, the AFP reserves the right to refuse access to Gardens at short notice due to security reasons.
For further information, please call 6273 1784 or email Yacht Club Reception.