Rippon Lea House & Garden, Elsternwick

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Just 20 minutes from the central business district, Rippon Lea House & Garden 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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Elsternwick holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rippon Lea House & Garden and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Visited this beautiful mansion on a Friday morning. Only a short drive from central Melbourne ($20 with Uber) very friendly people at the ticket office. My guide Brian was excellent with a brilliant k...  read more »
  • On a rainy January morning we set off to RipponLea. Our Gps had fun misdirecting us but we did eventually reach our destination. Parking is at a premium but we did find street parking not too far away...  read more »
  • Visited here recently when a costume exhibition from the movie. "The Dressmaker" was held within the house. Whilst a truly impressive exhibition I think it detracted from the historical character of t...  read more »
  • Great landscape and scenery!! Every corner of the garden have its own story, 2 hours quick walk and relax seat in the garden will be a good plan to do.. Have a nice cup of tea from the café in the back of the mansion..
  • What an amazing period of time this estate represents. From the manicured gardens to the amazing lake; from the banister staircase to the art hanging on the walls. Although this place is beginning to show some disrepair, the place is lovingly displayed to show respect to a long gone era in our history.
  • A gem amongst the Melbourne Eastern suburbs, beautiful lush gardens and original building, a great outing for the family, they also have a small lake and a viewing tower. There is also a small cafe serving yummy food
  • Interesting house set on 14 acres of beautiful gardens. Lovely lake setting at the bottom of the gardens.
  • Great park and beautiful mansion. Well worth a visit.
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