Rippon Lea House and Gardens
Address: 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Victoria 3185
Phone: 03 9523 6095 | Fax: 03 9523 6921
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 CBD, 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.
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Price & booking
|Type||Valid from||Valid to||Entry cost($)|
House & Garden - Adult
House & Garden - Concession
With valid concession card
House & Garden - Child
15 years and under.
House & Garden - Family
Garden only - Adult
Garden only - Concession
Valid with concession card
Garden only - Child
15 years & under.
Garden only - Family
Cancellation and booking policy
Please contact Rippon Lea for the booking and cancellation policy.
Public transport: train to Ripponlea station or tram 67 from Swanston Street to stop 42.
Group tours and hire of the property by appointment at all times.
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Last entry at 4.30pm
- Cultural Tourism Industry Group
- Museums Australia
- National Trust
- Tourism Alliance Victoria
Activities and attractions