Book a Public Tour
Immerse yourself in the rich history of the people’s house
Each week the doors of Fernberg are opened and guests are warmly welcomed to experience a treasured piece of Queensland history, with free guided tours available to members of the public.
- Tours run for 90 minutes and are led by a knowledgeable guide
- All tours include light refreshments
- Bookings are dependent on the Governor's program and may, on occasion, require re-scheduling, or parts of the House to be closed to tours
Running from February – December
Go behind-the-scenes at Government House and explore rooms including the Drawing Room, State Dining Room, Investiture Room, and Billiard Room.
You will also learn about the history of the House and the Constitutional, Ceremonial and Community roles of the Governor.
Note: this tour involves walking, comfortable shoes are recommended! These tours are also wheelchair accessible.
Running from May – September (2.00pm to 3.30pm)
Our free guided garden tours involve extensive outdoor walking, including up and down steep hills. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat are highly recommended.
Upcoming Garden Tours
Free guided tours of the Government House gardens will be back in May 2023.
The Governor should be addressed as 'Your Excellency' and will endeavour to greet each visiting group, schedule permitting.
All volunteer guides are registered Blue Card holders.
Yes, please advise staff prior to your visit if there are members of your group who have walking difficulties or if wheelchair access is required.
Limited parking is available on-site for private vehicles and buses.