Rippon Lea House and Gardens
Rippon Lea House and Gardens

Rippon Lea House and Gardens

Address: 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Victoria 3185

Phone: 03 9523 6095  |  Fax: 03 9523 6921  


Rippon Lea House and Gardens is one of Australia's finest grand suburban estates and the first to achieve National Heritage Listing, recognising Rippon Lea House and Gardens unique significance. Admire the impressive architecture and the mansion's element 1930s interiors. Wander around the vast 14 acre pleasure garden, discover the ornamental lake, heritage orchard, extensive fernery or picnic on the sweeping picturesque lawns.

Located only 20 minutes from Melbourne's city centre, you will find the last of Australia's grand suburban estates, with a pleasure garden of sweeping lawns, magnificent trees, a tranquil lake, unique fernery, and an orchard with over one hundred varieties of heritage apples and pears. National Heritage listed, a visit to this treasure takes you on a journey back in time and offers a unique glimpse into the lifestyles of the wealthiest Australians of the era.

Come and spend an afternoon meandering through the mansion, relaxing with a book on the lawns, climbing the lookout tower, playing croquet on the Nursery lawn or enjoying a coffee in the Gate House.

Content: Rippon Lea Estate Experience The Wonders


TypeValid fromValid toEntry cost($)

Adult - House and Garden


Concession - House and Garden

With valid concession card


Child - House and Garden

15 years and under.


Family - House and Garden

Two Adults and up to two children.


Adult - Garden only


Concession - Garden only

Valid with concession card


Child - Garden only

15 years & under.


Family - Garden only

Two Adults and up to two children.


Cancellation and booking policy

Please contact Rippon Lea for the booking and cancellation policy.

Local directions

Public transport: train to Ripponlea station or tram 67 from Swanston Street to stop 42.


  • Catering
  • Coach parking

Opening hours

Group tours and hire of the property available by appointment. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Winter Hours: Thursday to Sunday
10:00am -4:00pm
Open form May to August. The last house tour leaves at 2.30pm and last entry to the Gardens is at 3.30pm.

Summer Hours: Daily
10:00am -5:00pm
Open Daily from September to April. The last house tour leaving at 3pm to 3.30pm and last entry to the garden is 4.30pm.


  • Cultural Tourism Industry Group
  • Museums Australia
  • National Trust
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria

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