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.
You can join a guided group tour of the Dairy and Rangers Cottages and for a sneak preview, take a virtual tour courtesy of our partnership with Google Arts & Culture. Visit our tours page for details.
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.