Labassa, Caulfield

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  • Spent a couple hours at Labassa on Sunday. I was a little take back when I realised that the house I was looking at from across the road was the place that I had come to see. The house looked very big...  more »
  • Nice venue, good food spoiled by clumsy, overt security. I felt like ‘big brother’ was watching my every step. As wonderful as the surroundings are, I was made to feel uncomfortable and unwelcome by t...  more »
  • I have been to Labassa many times as I absolutely adore it. There are so many spectacular things to see in this beautiful old house - the grand staircase, incredible wallpapers and the ceiling in the ...  more »
  • Beautiful old building, however not a great place to have a party as you are not permitted to use flash photography inside.
  • Beautiful building, so glad the NT was able to save it. A shame it is so closely surrounded by modern box homes but worth a visit! The guides were great, definitely recommend joining a tour for more info, wonderful volunteers. Tea room was great for scones & sandwiches. Just a warning, we didn't know that entry is cash only. Enjoyable few hours on a Sunday afternoon.
  • Fantastic place for lunch
  • This one-time mansion is famously mentioned in Slessors "Five Bells" - arguably Australia's favourite poem. At that time the place had seen better days - and was more of a boarding house. (Hence the small rooms - "6 x 8") It was also home to Louise Lovely for a time - star of "Jewelled Nights" - actor, director, female (obviously) and Australian. Labassa then is a place of pilgrimage for devoteees of Australian poetry and cinema. Was once owned by Alexander William Robertson - founder of Cobb and Co. Transport. (A familiar name from Australias early days.) The architecture is grandiose, the gardens immaculate. Unfortunately the house is only opened to the public 10 days a year and not in December - so seeing inside was not an option. Find it in the back streets of Caulfield - and get your daydreaming on.
  • My favourite Trust property! Absolutely outstanding

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