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Rippon Lea House & Gardens

192 Hotham St | Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria 3185, Australia
03 9523 6095
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Ranked #29 of 190 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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English first
Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had a very knowledgeable guide who did not rush us too much. Overall though the house and gardens seemed very tired and sad. In urgent need of some good gardeners. A seating alcove at the edge of the swimming pool had many paper towels on the ground, despite a function about to commence around it. Have always wanted to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I took my nieces to the Sunday afternoon music event. It was a beautiful day and the staff were lovely! We went to the back lawn and had a picnic, listened to some live music (Justine Jones and the hamond B band). The girls and I had fun trying to play the game croquet that was provided free by the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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48 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We came to this destination and found it to be very hidden, theres a small entry fee but you can wonder around this house and garden, enter the mansion and the land around it. Runningman filmed here so we went, but it is a good place to explore as there is a creek in there as well, but it was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I have never been to Rippon Lea before and didn't know it existed, it is a lovely gardens what a great place to have lived. The house is worth the tour and the tour guides are very knowledgable - I would recommend and would suggest on a nice day taking a lovely picnic and enjoying the grounds.

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Melbourne, Australia
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95 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is a beautiful building with beautiful interior decoration and furnishings. It is a great example of Melbourne's historical tapestry and worth a visit to get an insight of what it was like over 100 years ago. Easy to combine with a trip to Como House nearby.

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Wamberal
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1,848 reviews 1,848 reviews
614 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Ripponlea has always had a special emotional feeling for me - was born near here and lived close by when I was young and so Rippon Lea was the first historical house of any significance I had ever seen. Incredible gardens, building and architecture and so much historical significance. So much more beauty than the suburbs we are now building.

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São Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful!! Creative arts, alternative, different. Save your time to take some pictures. I believe that they change the arts frequently.

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Geelong Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

As the second season of 'Miss Fisher' came to it's end I needed little persuading by my daughter to go to the exhibition at Rippon Lea house. Even though I have lived in and around Melbourne for nearly 50 years I had never visited this beautiful mansion before. After entering through the gatehouse the driveway up to the main house... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We have been to Rippon Lea many times over the years and never tire of the elegance and grace of the home or gardens and somehow we always seem to find something "new" that we've not come across on previous visits. Great for young and old alike, do yourself a favour.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Unfortunately, the day we visited it was drizzling with rain. As we were visitors to the city, were unaware that there was a display of costumes from the Miss Fisher's Mysteries TV series. Disappointed that we were unable to look at all the rooms as many were overtaken by the exhibition posters and the inability to view the grounds from... More

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