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The Dairy and Rangers Cottages

One of Australia’s oldest colonial sites

The Dairy Precinct is one of Australia’s oldest colonial sites – and one of the 11 Australian Convict Sites listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Register.

Bound by timber fencing, the precinct features the historic Dairy and Rangers Cottages and grounds. The Dairy Cottage was constructed between 1796 and 1805 by ex-convict George Salter. The adjacent Rangers Cottage was built around 1870.

The Dairy Cottage is one of the oldest intact cottages still standing in Australia today. As both buildings are very fragile, visitor numbers are limited.

The Dairy Precinct is located to the north of Old Government House, overlooking the Parramatta River. 

Self-guided tours

You can take yourself on a self-guided group tour of the Dairy and Rangers Cottages via our the Google Arts & Culture platform or, take a virtual tour

Wedding ceremonies

Surrounding the Dairy and Rangers Cottages is the beautiful Dairy Cottage Garden, featuring manicured lawns, sandstone paths, a majestic fig and elegant jacaranda trees. The garden and its many historical features make a timeless backdrop for a wedding ceremony.

See wedding ceremonies on the bookings page for details.




Discover The Dairy in this virtual tour with 360 degree views.

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