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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
+61 3 9523 6095
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went with my family, husband,Father, daughter and granddaughters and was very disappointed with the visit. My daughter went on the Estate website to find the price which stated $20 per person $7 per concession. Tours of the house where an extra $5 per person...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rippon Lea is an interesting museum that includes an old country house and a landscape garden. Both have been preserved quite well but the outer parts of the original gardens have been turned into housing area and only the immediate part to the house remains....More

Thank NordicoHelsinki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a relaxing few hours wandering around the gardens, had a picnic lunch and then did a great guided tour (Lorraine was the guide) of the house. Very well preserved. I was a bit worried about parking as it is near Christmas and based...More

Thank Katie O
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

A stunning old home with beautiful surrounding gardens. If you want to dream about another time in history and what it was like to have money, do it here 😊

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday and it was not busy. We had a very interesting your of the house with a friendly and informative volunteer guide. Then we walked around the gardens which were beautiful. Its well worth crossing the lake to the Tower. Definitely...More

Thank kiwichick2012
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We had a bit of time to spare and wish it had been twice as long. Went on a Thursday and had the BEST guide...Lindy, who made what I thought would be ‘same ole same ole’ come alive and so interesting! We got so caught...More

Thank John b
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens and interesting tour of the house. National Trust should be more accommodating about repairs eg tiled "Lincrusta" ceiling (embossed wall covering made from a paste of gelled linseed oil and wood flour spread onto a paper base....it is then rolled between steel rollers).

Thank RobertsonsPerthAu
Reviewed 21 October 2017

A spontaneous decision led to a delightful experience wandering through Rippon Lea at the height of Spring. With the largest domestic fern house in Australia, orchard grove, Monet-Style lake draped in wisteria and blossom, inspiration was sure to happen. It was a free entry garden...More

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RipponLeaEstate, General Manager at Rippon Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The gardens team work very hard to maintain the wonderful landscape around the house and will appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had enjoyable spring day at the estate. Wandered through 14 acres of lovely garden which features a large lake, waterfall, fernery, fruit orchard & lookout tower. Suggest to pack picnic lunch as limited menu at cafe. Nice gift shop to buy souvenirs. Fees apply...More

Thank Arthur B
RipponLeaEstate, General Manager at Rippon Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We have taken your comments on board and are working on the menu within the tearooms to reflect a wide rage of tastes for the future.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

The gardens were superb in the spring sunshine; the informative introduction by co-ordinator Matt set the tone for our visit. Our guide on the tour of the mansion (Christine) was enthusiastic and erudite and brought the history to life; what a treasure are these volunteers!...More

Thank Eileen W
RipponLeaEstate, Manager at Rippon Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Rippon Lea. The volunteers of the National Trust of Victoria allow us to bring to life the amazing history of the the houses and properties in our care, allowing us to show and talk about these amazing...More

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14 September 2017|
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
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
25 February 2016|
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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