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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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Best wedding venue in Melboune

We just had a family wedding at this beautifully maintained mansion. The setting is unbeatable for photographic opportunities,the food by Peter Rowland is of the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We just had a family wedding at this beautifully maintained mansion. The setting is unbeatable for photographic opportunities,the food by Peter Rowland is of the best presentation I have ever seen, considering they are catering for a large number of guests. As far as costs goes, yes it is expensive, but no more than what a lot of top quality... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We took the train from the city, easy trip & not too hard to find. We had a look around the gardens while we waited for our tour to start. Ken was our guide & we had a large group of around 15 but this was fine. A very detailed tour & lovely to be able to see & photograph... More 

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Dandenong, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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258 reviews 258 reviews
110 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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43 helpful votes 43 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 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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