Rippon Lea Estate

Rippon Lea is a large 19th century mansion surrounded by 7 hectares of Victorian pleasure gardens. It is listed on the National Heritage Register as one of the finest examples of original suburban estate in Australia.

 

 

Planning your visit

Address:

192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick 3185 VIC

Open:

May to August 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)
September to April 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
Visit ripponleaestate.com.au for details.
Entry to the house is by guided tour only, which can be booked upon arrival at the property.
Guided house tours are subject to volunteer availability and run half hourly from 10.30am to 3.00pm.
Please note: On May 2 and May 23, the last tour of the day will be 1.30pm due to fundraising events being held in the mansion. 
Garden tours run on select days at 11am and 2pm.

Closed:

Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Phone:
Bookings Office (03) 9656 9889 Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm.
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
http://www.ripponleaestate.com.au/
Entry Fees:

General Admission- Adult: $10, Concession: $7, Child (4-15 years): $4. Family (2 adults + 2 children): $20.
Tours- Mansion: $5*, Garden:$5*. *per person with general admission. Family tickets $35 for general admission + mansion OR garden tour
Glen Eira Residents - Garden Entry
From Monday 22 January 2018, residents of Glen Eira will have free access to the gardens at Rippon Lea Estate.
To obtain an entry card, residents must show acceptable forms of ID with proof of residency and complete an application form available in the Gatehouse on entry to the property. Please see Rippon Lea Estate's website for more information, plus terms and conditions - www.ripponleaestate.com.au/visit-and-contact/

A Virtual Reality headset is available for mobility impaired visitors courtesy of the State Trustees Australia Foundation.

For school bookings or group bookings, please contact our Bookings Office on (03) 9656 9889 Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm.

What we offer:

"A score of years ago Rippon Lea was a flat, sandy waste; now it is a model landscape garden, showing nature idealised and full of delightful surprises..."

The Sydney Mail, 13 September 1902

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Rippon Lea has two schools programs that are great for lower primary student levels with either a science focus or a Then and Now experience.
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Weddings

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This classic venue is home to picturesque gardens including an ornamental lake, orchard, fernery and sweeping lawns where elegance and magnificence combine creating the perfect surroundings for your special occasion.

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Venue Hire

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With a magnificent ballroom leading out onto an impressive pool and over 14 acres of gardens, Rippon Lea House & Gardens is the perfect venue for your next function. Garden birthday parties and picnics or family gatherings. The Ballroom is an impressive venue for receptions, corporate entertaining and gala dinners.

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Photography and Filming

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Rippon Lea is a unique location for filming and photography. For information on location fees or photography, video and film - please enquire.

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Children's Birthday Parties

Children's Birthday Parties

Gather your friends and class mates for an Old Fashioned themed birthday party at Rippon Lea. Parties are designed for children aged between 5 - 12 years and can be organised on any weekend. 
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Weddings and Functions at Rippon Lea

For Garden Hire and Wedding enquiries contact the National Trust team at [email protected] or (03) 9656 9845

 

More information can also be found in the following brochures:

Download The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Wedding Brochure

Download The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Functions and Venue Hire Brochure

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