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“Beautiful gardens”

Werribee River Park
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Werribee
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Werribee Park is a truly unique property with many stories to share. From Aboriginal communities that are known to have wandered the area, to the arrival of Scottish immigrants making their fortune in the 19th century and subsequent use as a seminary by the Catholic Church, Werribee Park offers an authentic insight into three facets of history. Step into the Mansion and experience the opulence of the 1880's whilst listening to the chatter of the Chirnside family with an audio headset tour (fee for mansion entry applies). Take a stroll to the original farmyard where rustic bluestone outbuildings provide a stark contrast to the craftsmanship of Chirnside mansion. Wander through the unique riverine, journey through the contemporary Werribee Park Sculpture Walk or stroll through 10 hectares of beautiful formal gardens and open space park land. Only 30 minutes from Melbourne, take a walk at Werribee Park, today.
Southport, England, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

we visited for a cheese and cider festival which was great, the location is great and its so picturesque, the gardens are maintained beautiful and it has the lovely mansion, a really nice place to visit for a picnic or BBQ in the summer a very relaxing feel :)

Visited February 2014
Thank Sarah G
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Melbourne, Australia
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802 reviews
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“Fascinating look back through history”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Been wanting to visit the old Chirnside Mansion at Werribee for years and finally did so today. What a marvelous experience to wander through the almost 140 year old rooms and gain a sense of the life enjoyed by those who lived, slept and dined within this magnificent building and it's glorious gardens.
Compliments to all concerned on the wonderful presentation.

Visited May 2014
Thank PANTHER029
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Autumn in the park”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Families enjoying picnics and playing games. The gardens are beautiful anytime of year. There is now a winery outlet close by and local produce 1.5klm down the road.

Visited March 2014
Thank Ann P
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188 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Lovely House and Gardens”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

The whole layout of the Park is lovely. The house is set in beautiful, well tended gardens, and the State Rose Garden is right next to it. You can tour the house independently, and audio guides are available. Great place to visit,.

Visited March 2014
Thank Pasqualie
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Lilydale, Australia
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Loved the walk around the grounds, with all the large trees, well named and the garden beds were beautiful. Heaps of birds.

Visited March 2014
Thank Christine B
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