Peter Rowland at Rippon Lea, Elsternwick

Just 20 minutes from the central business district, Peter Rowland at Rippon Lea offers visitors a rare look inside a 19th century grand suburban estate. With a garden area of over 5.7 hectares (14 acres), the site features manicured lawns and Southern Hemisphere’s largest collection of native ferns. The estate also includes a large orchard, with more than 100 varieties of heritage apples and pears. Bring a book and a light picnic lunch and enjoy some relaxing time on the grass, or roam through the sprawling estate to see what life in the 19th was like for wealthy Australians. Don’t forget to climb the mansion’s lookout tower, which offers panoramic views of the area. To visit Peter Rowland at Rippon Lea on your trip to Elsternwick, use our Elsternwick journey planner .
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  • I spent a relaxing few hours wandering around the gardens, had a picnic lunch and then did a great guided tour (Lorraine was the guide) of the house. Very well preserved. I was a bit worried about par...  more »
  • A stunning old home with beautiful surrounding gardens. If you want to dream about another time in history and what it was like to have money, do it here  more »
  • We visited on a Saturday and it was not busy. We had a very interesting your of the house with a friendly and informative volunteer guide. Then we walked around the gardens which were beautiful. Its w...  more »
  • Spectacular mansion. Gardens amazing and kids loved it exploring it.

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