Book a 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 tours available to members of the public, and to School and Community groups.
- 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
Public Tours and School and Community Group Tours
Running from February – December
During the tour guests will go behind-the-scenes at Government House and explore rooms including the Drawing Room, State Dining Room, Fernberg Library and Investiture Room.
Guests 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.
School and Community Group Tours / Garden Tours
Available on request every Wednesday and Thursday;
10:30am – midday and 2:00 – 3:30pm
The Thursday 2:00pm timeslot is not available on the first Thursday of each month.
Free Christmas Lights display from 10 - 16 December 2021. Click here for more information.
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.
Please ensure bookings are made directly by the organiser. Government House will not accept bookings from bus company representatives.