• History & heritage

Rippon Lea Estate

192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick, Victoria, 3185

An intact example of 19th century suburban high life, the National Heritage Listed Rippon Lea Estate is like a suburb all to itself, an authentic Victorian mansion amidst 14 acres of breathtaking gardens.

Make yourself at home exploring over 20 rooms in the original estate, its sweeping heritage grounds, a picturesque lake and waterfall, an original 19th century fruit orchard and the largest fernery in the Southern Hemisphere.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Gruffalo’s latest hideout.

Open all year, Rippon Lea Estate is Victoria’s grandest backyard.

Content: National Trust (Victoria)
Type Entry cost
Indicative prices

$15 Adult $12 Concession $9 Children (4-15 years) $40 Family (2 adults + 2 children) FREE admission for National Trust members. Guided tours of the house and gardens run throughout the day from 10.30am to 3pm subject to volunteer availability.

$12.00 - $15.00

Children (4-15 years) From August 2019 to July 2020 general admission also includes The Gruffalo Trail.

  • Coach parking
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 10:00am - 4:00pm

25 Dec 2019

  • Closed

10 Apr 2020

  • Closed
  • National Trust
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick, Victoria, 3185

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