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“Grand house with beautiful gardens” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rippon Lea House & Gardens

Rippon Lea House & Gardens
192 Hotham St | Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria 3185, Australia
03 9523 6095
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Ranked #39 of 158 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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Melbourne
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Grand house with beautiful gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We went there a few years ago. The staff gave us a very detailed history about the original owner of the house and how the house was built and used. The garden is really beautiful and interesting. National Trust is doing a wonderful job to keep these histories of Melbourne alive.

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Noosaville, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A step back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

One of the jewels in the crown of the National Trust. The tour of the mansion is an interesting look at the way of life in a past era.

Visited March 2013
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BENALLA
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26 attraction reviews
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“Lovely old word charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I loved the history of the place, but felt it lacked in the way the tour we wee had pre-booked was messed up. My experience should have been more enjoyable. Hope things have changed for the better.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The gardens surrounding the mansion were very enjoyable and mansion itself was beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed the day exploring the gardens and went on a tour to view the mansion itself.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Ripponlea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The best part of Ripponlea is the gardens rather than the house, but it's a good package and a great place to visit if you're interested in (Australian) gardens, architecture and social history.

Visited September 2012
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