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Rippon Lea

192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
+61 3 9523 6095
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192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
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"miss fisher"
in 33 reviews
"national trust"
in 31 reviews
"murder mysteries"
in 22 reviews
"old house"
in 13 reviews
"on display"
in 15 reviews
"tv series"
in 10 reviews
"swimming pool"
in 9 reviews
"lookout tower"
in 8 reviews
"step back in time"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful garden"
in 7 reviews
"devonshire tea"
in 7 reviews
"house tour"
in 6 reviews
"wedding venue"
in 6 reviews
"the kitchen"
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"sunny day"
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"guided tour"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent an enjoyable 3 hours walking round the gardens and touring through the house. The house your add-on was $5 and worth every cent of it. We bought a picnic lunch and ate on the central lawn just enjoying the charm of yester year. Will...More

Thank Graeme M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

loved it conjured up images of years if not eons gone by. Ground are beautiful, house is very well preserved.

Thank Sherrill W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the family to the Easter Event and had a wonderful day. We got there early to give ourselves enough time to do everything and lucky we did - we go every year and this year was the busiest by far. There were lots...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had two very big issues during my visit to Rippon Lea, the staff and the house itself. The staff: When we arrived to buy our tour tickets, the lady who served us was very rude and abrasive. Honestly, if we hadn't of traveled so...More

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited beautiful RipponLea with a National Seniors Tour. Magnificient gardens and wonderful home full of old world pieces. Right in the middle of surburbia but very peaceful and tranquil. Gave a glimse of times gone by.

Thank Lindyl0u54
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NatTrustVic, Manager at Rippon Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad that you had a good visit to Ripponlea. Both the house and the gardens are maintained by the National Trust Volunteers and staff who take great pride in presenting it to you the visitor. Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Ive toured this estate and historic mansion before so brought my sister here for a treat Internet says open until 5pm We arrive at 2.45pm and are turned away with other hopeful tourists being told no tours available... sold out at 10am...can't book ahead (and...More

Thank Clover M
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NatTrustVic, Manager at Rippon Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is only through feedback that we can review and improve our services to visitors. I do apologise that you had an misleading trip to Rippon Lea on what was a particularly busy day. We...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The house is very representative of its period,not over furnished,and the gardens are a delight to walk around on a bright sunny day,with plenty of shady dells.A great spot for a pcnic,with plenty of space for children to burn off excess energy!

Thank peter r
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NatTrustVic, Manager at Rippon Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Our gardens are a testament to the design and creativity of Mr Sargood over 150 years ago!

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We took a tour of this historic house and its surrounding gardens. The gardens are very nice, but the house is the really interesting part. We had a very good tour guide who really brought the house and its history to life. Well worth a...More

Thank Jozef O
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NatTrustVic, Manager at Rippon Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Our volunteer guides have a wealth of knowledge that brings the house to life, and what a history it has had! We hope that you return soon.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We were taken here by friends, would not have discovered this ourselves during our time in Melbourne. The gardens are just beautiful and meticulously maintained. Our guide for the house tour was enthusiastic and well informed and gave some good insights as to the time...More

Thank BostonTravelynn
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NatTrustVic, Manager at Rippon Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Rippon Lea is a gem well worth finding in Melbourne! I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit at the National Trust site. We do have many others in Melbourne and the state that you could visit when you return.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Unfortunately we arrived too late to go on a tour of the house but had time to explore the gardens. An excellently presented site with good botanical diversity and an amazing shade house. We are looking forward to returning and viewing the house.More

Thank MartyPN
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NatTrustVic, Manager at Rippon Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Our gardens are something to come back for as they are ever changing and developing! I am sorry you missed a tour but we are open throughout the year except for Good Friday and Christmas...More

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margaretjackson1609
14 September 2017|
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Response from NatTrustVic | Property representative |
Hi There, Guided tours of the beautiful mansion run throughout the day starting at 10.30am, subject to volunteer guide availability. From September 27, we will also be offering tours of the stunning 14 acre gardens every... More
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margaretjackson1609
14 September 2017|
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Response from Traveller88Melbourne | Reviewed this property |
Visit their website and click on 'Visit & Contact'. You will find tour details, opening hours, cost etc. It does say 'subject to volunteer availability'. So if you are travelling from afar - email or contact them first to be... More
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Warner10
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Response from Kay A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I certainly did not see any but there is no way they would be allowed in the house as it is full of beautiful displays and furniture. The grounds too are very well cared for so I doubt it. Not all dog owners would take... More
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