Just one kilometre from Elwood village, this historic mansion is worth a visit. Built in 1868, it's beautiful gardens and gand house is really impressive. They host different events throughout the year (from teddy bear picnics, to live concerts, to art shows), so check out what's on while you are in…
Rippon Lea Estate is an iconic property in metropolitan Melbourne, which houses the largest and oldest fernery in Australia, a tranquil oasis in the middle of suburbia! The vast gardens are gorgeous to stroll around as well.
Rippon Lea is a large nineteenth century mansion surrounded by 14 acres of Victorian pleasure gardens. It is listed on the National Heritage Register because it is one of the finest examples of an original suburban estate in Australia.
Historic mansion now owned by a trust welcoming walk-throughs and garden parties. Check website for special events through out the year such as teddy bear picnics, holiday parties for Christmas, Easter, Alison & Wonderland garden party and more.
“Excellent food and drinks in a nice setting. Tuesday night negronis are a must! ”
“Great cinema with a new rooftop cinema for the summertime and a couple of bars”
“Great local cafe in Ripponlea - friendly staff & a great selection of Shashushka. ”
“In the main st of ripponlea, this cafe does amazing salads, deli meals, cakes, treats and breakfasts! Freshly squeezed juices, coffees etc are also available. Ripponlea style food. ”