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Rippon Lea House & Gardens

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Address: 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9523 6095
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Can't believe it's taken so long.

It's often the case that one travels afar and seeks out the world's highlights, while neglecting one's own backyard. Well, Rippon Lea is not exactly our backyard, but like Puffing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Wayne H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's often the case that one travels afar and seeks out the world's highlights, while neglecting one's own backyard. Well, Rippon Lea is not exactly our backyard, but like Puffing Billy, it's one that you feel you can do anytime, and consequently don't get around to doing. It was simply beautiful, set in spacious grounds complete with pond, waterfall, lookout... More 

Thank Wayne H
Shanghai, China
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114 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we loved the experience and how this house is being maintained,its so lavish and showcases the rich life & heritage if Melbourne in early 1900 or even before.iT felt like visiting sets of a period drama Hollywood movie.The woodwork and the detailing of this project is great and shows what masterpieces were made during that era.Very sophisticated house and settings.The... More 

Thank davechinwan
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After years of driving past we finally visited Rippon Lea. We were amazed by the beautiful gardens and house. The tour of the house is highly recommended, as well as the unguided tour of the kitchens. The garden has huge lawns and a fernery, vegetable patches and a massive lake with waterfall (and eels). There's hidden walkways, a grotto and... More 

Thank CheltenhamVIC
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When u look outside of the house ,u will never expect what was it inside ,couldn't said it was a spectacular view but it will never let u forget u have been in this place

Thank lihao93
Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living local, i love to pack a picnic to Ripponlea. I first came to know this place whilst watching "Lady Chatterley's Lover" a couple of years ago and have come back to see the lush gardens with my family. Often there is something on, recently they had a Teddy Bears Picnic and currently there is Wind in the Willows. They... More 

Thank Daylan78
Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to Rippon Lea House and Gardens, which is only about 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD via tram and a short walk. It is an example of one of Australia’s finest homes and Heritage listed. It is on massive estate of over 14 acres with incredible lawns, a windmill, waterfall, lookout tower and an orchard. We arrive... More 

Thank Ruth T
Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get here from Melbourne was very easy. The tour is very interesting and our volunteer guide was so full of enthusiasm, which made it very enjoyable. We could take photo's, but no flash. The house is in the 1930's and talks about the people that lived there and some of the changes that were made to the home. There... More 

Thank Makingmemories13
Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably our 4th or 5th visit to this place. Pack your picnic gear and be prepared to spend the day if you are visiting this place. Get in early, book your Mansion tour. If you are travelling with a large group make sure to call in advance as only small group can go on the guided Mansion tour.... More 

Thank Manoj D
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were married in the grounds so our review is limited to the external rather than internal features. But the grounds are extensive and beautiful - a placid and settling place to stroll or sit and contemplate without the hustle and bustle of the World that surrounds it. It is a masterpiece of good design and maintenance - and the... More 

Thank Graham W
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91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The visit to the house was disappointing. Without the Miss Fisher Costumes on display, it looked tired and neglected. The person selling the over-priced tickets was rude, while the person showing us around appeared to be bored. The interesting parts of the house e.g. around the swimming pool, were out of bounds. One got the impression that this is a... More 

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