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Join the Gruffalo Trail 2 at Rippon Lea Estate

vic 4 Nov 2020 - 1 Jul 2021
Pick up The Gruffalo Trail 2 throughout all 14 acres of Rippon Lea Estate. Journey through the winding paths and gardens into a deep dark wood, and spot your favourite characters using the new augmented reality app, with new features. The interactive trail is included with garden entry to Rippon
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Old Melbourne Gaol Cluedo Experience

vic 11 Nov 2020 - 28 Feb 2021
Step back in time to solve a mysterious murder, in this world-first event that brings the iconic board game Cluedo to life.
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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Exhibition

vic 3 Dec 2020 - 30 May 2021
Miss Fisher returns to Rippon Lea Estate
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These Shoes Were Made for Walking | Display & Floortalks

sa 9 Jan 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
This January and February as part of our display series we are showcasing Victorian shoes from the private Treloar Collection. The diverse collection will provide you with a glimpse into Victorian shoe fashions, and will showcase examples of both women’s and children’s footwear. On display January 9 – February 28, 2021
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The Estate Summer Series

vic 17 Jan 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
The Estate Summer Series is not your average summer afternoon and Rippon Lea Estate is not your average picnic spot – with 14 acres of sweeping heritage gardens, a picturesque lake and waterfall, an original 19th-century fruit orchard, and the largest fernery in the Southern Hemisphere. Make yourself at home and
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Bending the Bars Exhibition

vic 5 Feb 2021 - 16 May 2021
Bending the Bars commemorates the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Victoria.
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Springwood Cats Exhibition

nsw 3 Dec 2020 - 14 Mar 2021
Lindsay’s affinity with cats began with two handsome white cats which were a gift from a nearby neighbour. They turned out to be wonderful at keeping the snakes at bay and earned his gratitude many times over. Thereafter he always had a few special ‘studio cats’ to keep him company.
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Friday Night Music at The Heights

vic 12 Feb 2021 - 5 Mar 2021
Pull up a picnic rug and enjoy local musical talent for Friday Night at The Heights this February.
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Sample Mindfulness at Ahimsa (FULLY BOOKED)

nsw 27 Feb 2021
Celebrate an inspirational pioneering woman and her philosophy, property and legacy
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Enquiring Minds: exploration and discovery in colonial New South Wales

nsw 27 Feb 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
  This exhibition is on display from 27 February – 28 November 2021, Tuesdays – Sundays, 10am – 4pm (last entry 3:30pm) except public holidays.   As a government residence, Old Government House was at the centre of these discoveries. When Governor King arrived in 1800, he brought with him
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Open Days at Stangate Garden

sa 24 Jan 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
Discover Stangate Garden, one of the Hill’s best kept secrets. Bring along provisions for a picnic and spend the day enjoying the tranquil garden setting. The garden was designed by Elsie Cornish, a renowned garden designer who landscaped with a unique sense of colour and composition. Home to one of
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Teddy Bears’ BBQ & Market

vic 28 Feb 2021
Fetch your favourite ted and join us for an open-air market & BBQ at Rippon Lea Estate
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Nature Writing Workshop

sa 4 Mar 2021
a relaxed writing workshop in a stunning garden setting   Enjoy a morning of writing that will and help you tune into the living world.   Join storytelling and creative writing teacher Helen Lawry, as she guides you through a series of group and individual writing exercises designed to enhance
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Be Welcomed By Wildlife at the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary (FULLY BOOKED)

nsw 6 Mar 2021 - 7 Mar 2021
Open for the first time since the NSW bushfires destroyed the majority of the site, you’re invited to join us for this property’s special open weekend, home to many wildlife species whom you may spot while enjoying garden games such as giant lego and skipping ropes. We have plenty of activities
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Z Ward: Behind The Walls

sa 22 Aug 2020 - 24 Apr 2021
  ​​​Neither prison nor hospital, the “criminal ward” of the former Glenside Mental Hospital occupies a unique place in South Australia’s history. From the rare ‘Ha Ha Wall’ encircling the building to its striking 1880s polychromatic brickwork, explore the breathtaking architecture and sobering history of this important site.    
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Adelaide Tours: Somerton Man Mystery

sa 7 Mar 2021
On 1 December 1948 an unknown man was found dead on Somerton Beach, sparking international intrigue at the dawn of the Cold War. Over 70 years later, the ‘Somerton Man’ remains one of the state’s enduring mysteries. Retrace his final movements and revisit the clues that captured imaginations around the
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Enquiring Minds: members-only viewing

nsw 8 Mar 2021
Located in the upstairs rooms of this World Heritage listed property, Enquiring Minds delves into the eighteenth and nineteenth century voyages of discovery which combined the exploration of the great southern land with scientific advances in navigation, astronomy, mapping, and botanical collecting. It examines how these discoveries added to the
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Marvelous Marine Art Workshop

sa 11 Mar 2021
Did you know that South Australia has a great variety of interesting marine animals? From a humpback whale to a leafy sea dragon, the diversity in incredible! Local artist Zinia King will demonstrate using her unique pen and watercolour technique and you will have the choice to draw your own
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Lose yourself in Tasmania

nsw 12 Mar 2021 - 23 Mar 2021
Flying into Launceston and out of Hobart, ten days are spent exploring the state famous for its fine food and breathtaking landscapes. Launceston includes time spent in the Tamar Valley, together with the historic villages and homes of the Evandale and Longford area. The tour then heads west to the
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Sunrise to Sunset at Saumarez

nsw 13 Mar 2021
Visit this elegant, fully furnished Edwardian homestead, a glimpse into pastoral life including the cottage garden, the picking garden, and the heritage rose garden .
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Harvest to Heritage: Armidale Farmers Market at Saumarez Homestead

nsw 14 Feb 2021 - 13 Jun 2021
The hugely popular market is back for 2021, serving Armidale and the local area a mouth-watering selection of up to 30 stalls of fresh produce from local farmers, plant products plus some speciality food producers of the New England and Coffs Coast region. Following a successful season at Saumarez Homestead
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