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Rippon Lea Estate Gardens and Grounds Tour

An intact example of 19th century suburban high life, the National Heritage Listed Rippon Lea Estate is like a suburb all to itself, an authentic Victorian mansion amidst 14 acres of breathtaking gardens.

Make yourself at home exploring over 20 rooms in the original estate, its sweeping heritage grounds, a picturesque lake and waterfall, an original 19th century fruit orchard and the largest fernery in the Southern Hemisphere.

Plus, keep your eyes peeled for the Gruffalo’s latest hideout. Open all year, Rippon Lea Estate is Victoria’s grandest backyard.

Adult $15.00
Child $9.00 (4-15yrs)
Family $40.00 (2 Adult + 2 Children)

What's included

  • Entry to Rippon Lea Estate´s grounds and gardens


  • 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick VIC 3185, Australia: Parking is available locally should you wish to drive (Mel ref 67 F2) – please note that there is no onsite parking. Via Train: The property is a five-minute walk from Rippon Lea Station, on the Sandringham Line. Via tram: Route 67 (to Carnegie) to stop number 42.Via Bus:The 216 or 219 Bus: There is a stop directly outside Rippon Lea Estate.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Open Daily:

    May to August: 10am – 4pm (Last entry 3.30pm)

    September to April: 10am – 5pm (Last entry 4.30pm)

  • Child age range: 4-15 years

    Family is 2 Adults and 2 Children

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wendyl2 from Australia wrote on 12 January 2020

Excellent family day

Gorgeous scenery. Pack a picnic!

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kaceym1 from Australia wrote on 18 November 2019

Great family day out

We packed a picnic and had a wonderful day with our girls (10 and 12) I overheard a few families talking about the price and felt very lucky to have used BookMe to get cheaper entry.

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Ana Giorlando from Australia wrote on 30 September 2019

Great day out!

Great day out with the kids! Beautiful gardens and lots to see.

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