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Bird Spotter Walks at Rippon Lea Estate

The varied landscape of Rippon Lea Estate provides a refuge to many of south-east Australia’s disappearing bird species. This tour offers birdwatching enthusiasts of all levels a new appreciation of the biodiversity of this magnificent 19th century Estate.

Stepping through the gates of Rippon Lea Estate is akin to stepping back several decades to a time when the bush was not so far away.

The ethereal tinkling of an Australian Grey Fantail has been forgotten by many long-time city-dwellers and is no longer learned by local children, but amazingly, it still floats through the trees every day at Rippon Lea.

It is a haven for birds and other wildlife. The varied landscape, from huge established trees to mid-storey plants, offer a rare safe haven for many birds.
On this tour you will explore the 14 acres of gardens with a volunteer guide and the aid of a new booklet “The Birds of Rippon Lea Estate Bird Spotter Guide”, searching out the diverse family of birds that call Rippon Lea home. (Ticket price includes a copy of the booklet). We encourage all participants to bring along a pair of binoculars. Suitable footwear should be worn for wet paths.

Adults: $22
Concession: $12
Children: $10
Member: $10
Local Council Pass: $10

Celebrating 50 years of the Victorian Heritage Register 

Event dates

Event Details

Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick, Victoria

Wednesdays 10:00am-11:00am
Thursdays 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 22, Children $ 10, Concession $ 12, Members $ 10
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bird-life-observation-walk-at-rippon-lea-estate-tickets-685408163267
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Disabled parking by prior appointment. Limited street parking. Paths may be slippery in wet weather and some ground is uneven. Please wear appropriate footwear.