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Rippon Lea House & Gardens

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Address: 192 Hotham St | Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria 3185, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9523 6095
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Relaxing family afternoon

We took our baby here for a Teddy Bear Picnic. It was a very hot day but inside the gardens it didn't feel so hot. The gardens were lovely to walk around and explore them. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Dandenong, Australia
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Dandenong, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We took our baby here for a Teddy Bear Picnic. It was a very hot day but inside the gardens it didn't feel so hot. The gardens were lovely to walk around and explore them. We were doing a treasure hunt and even though we had a pram we still managed to get around everywhere that we wanted. The house... More 

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Adelaide
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Three ladies with a few spare hours in Melbourne! Hmm, what to choose? We decided to visit the house Rippon Lea. We caught a train and arrived about fifteen minutes later at the Rippon Lea station from there we walked for about 6 minutes to the Historic House. The extensive, well maintained gardens are cool, elegant and quite delightful l.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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81 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Gardens are lovely go & take children or grandchildren for the Easter Egg Hunt. There is a petting zoo, lots of food & music for these occasions and if its raining go & visit the beautiful historic & lovingly preserved house.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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47 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The gardens alone are beautiful, tons of varieties and lots to explore. Loved the tour of the home though. Lots of history and so much to see, it's definitely worth doing the tour.

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Brisbane
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a grand old lady of a residence of yesteryear with plenty of grace from the original construction and glamour from a Hollywood style renovation in the 1930's. It's set in wonderful gardens which were lovely even though I went during a Melbourne heatwave. It tickled me that the original owner, who was a merchant, had a tower in... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It is a beautiful mansion built in the Gold Rush era by the Sargood family. It is now in the hands of the National Trust. I had the pleasure of showing an elderly friend from England the property. as growing up he had been friends of the Sargoods..He was delighted that the house was just as he remembered. It is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I like to think I have a keen eye for good architecture and, mostly leaning towards contemporary works, I do appreciate the detail in classic works. The house by itself is astounding and simply beautiful, the design and construction in my books is unmatchable and could rival any grand estate in Australia. The grounds are open, expansive and give a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The garden was lovely, and a great spot for a picnic with plenty of room for our little one to run around. The house was also beautiful on the outside, but the inside was less impressive. There is little original furniture and a lot of the rooms need maintenance. I thought it was a little overpriced for what is it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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240 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This fine old house and its grounds are worth a visit for themselves alone. And if you keep up with the "what's on" guides you may spot one of the special events or exhibits that Rippon Lea hosts. The first time I was taken to Rippon Lea, it was for a food fair in the grounds. Another time I saw... More 

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Sydney,Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is an amazing survivor in the heart of Melbourne, a genuine "estate" which gives a glimpse of how the wealthy lived from the Victorian boom times, right up to the 30's (fabulous pool and pool house like a Hollywood set). The house itself is magnificent and an appropriate setting for historic costumes, in this case a fascinating display of... More 

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