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Barwon Park Mansion

Set in a sweeping rural landscape in Winchelsea, wander through Barwon Park, a majestic 42 room bluestone mansion which was built in 1871 and captures the glory of a Western District pastoral family.

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Old Melbourne Gaol

Immerse yourself in the dark atmosphere of the gaol. From its opening in 1842 to its closure in 1929, the gaol was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia’s most infamous citizen, the bushranger Ned Kelly.

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Rippon Lea Mansion

Rippon Lea is a large 19th century mansion, built for the Sargood family in 1868. It is listed on the National Heritage Register as one of the finest examples of original suburban estate in Australia.

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Labassa is an outstanding Victorian-era mansion with opulent architectural features. The interior features gilt embossed wallpapers, ornate stained glass and a rare trompe l’oeil ceiling. Renamed Labassa in 1904 it was home to Melbourne’s elite until 1920 when it was divided into flats.

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Rippon Lea Ballroom

Rippon Lea’s original ballroom stood where the swimming pool is currently located. Frederick Sargood’s billiard room was transformed into a ballroom during the late 1930s, after his daughters persuaded him that this was a necessity.

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Como House

This is Melbourne's iconic heritage landmark. Built in 1847, Como House and Garden is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture. Como offers a glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of former owners, the Armytage family, who lived there for nearly a century.

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Tasma Terrace

Visit the National Trust headquarters not usually open to the public. Built in the 1870s, Tasma Terrace is an exceptional example of a three storey Victorian Terrace and the focus of landmark heritage legislative change.

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Mulberry Hill

Home of Sir Daryl & Lady Joan Lindsay. The house and its contents, a collection of Australian art, Georgian furniture and glassware and Staffordshire ceramics, was bequeathed to the National Trust by Sir Daryl and Lady Joan Lindsay.

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Polly Woodside Tall Ship

Board the Polly Woodside and sail back to 1904 aboard a real tall ship - a 650 ton Barque from the Woodside fleet berthed at Southbank.

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