Visit & Contact


Rippon Lea House & Gardens is located approximately 7kms from Melbourne’s CBD, in the bayside suburb of Elsternwick.

Opening Hours

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Open Daily, 10am – 5pm
Last entry 4:30pm

Entry to the house is by Guided Tour only, which can be booked upon arrival at the Gatehouse

Guided House Tours are subject to volunteer availability and run from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Come early as tours do sell out!

During your visit to Rippon Lea, why not make use of our wonderful coffee shop situated in the Gatehouse. A range of sandwiches, treats, hot and cold drinks are available at any time during your exploration of this beautiful mansion and gardens. All items purchased in the coffee shop help to preserve this stunning property.



House & Garden 
$15 Adult
$12 Concession
$9 Child (4-15 years)
$35 Family (2 adults + 2 children)

Garden Only : Mon – Sat
$10 Adult
$7 Concession
$4 Child (4-15 years)
$20 Family (2 adults + 2 children)

Summer Session Sundays
Includes house & garden and live entertainment
$15 Adult
$12 Concession
$9 Child (4-15 years)
$35 Family (2 adults + 2 children)

National Trust Members enjoy free entry to the mansion and gardens. Just show your valid membership card on entry to the property.

For more information please go to what’s on.

For groups of more than 10 people please contact our booking office or call 03 9656 9804 for discounted rates.

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Getting Here

By Train
The property is a five minute walk from Rippon Lea Station, on the Sandringham Line.

By Tram
Catch Tram Route 67 (to Carnegie) to stop number 42 – Tram Tracker ID 2042
Tracker Stop ID 1042 (to Melbourne University)

By Bus
The 216 or 219 Bus departs from Queen Street in the City on the south east corner of Queen and Collins Streets. Depending on traffic the journey takes 30 – 45 minutes. There is a stop directly outside Rippon Lea Estate. Ask the driver to set you down at the first stop after Glen Eira Road.

By Car
Parking is available locally should you wish to drive (Mel ref 67 F2) – please note that there is no onsite parking.

Should you have mobility issues where offsite parking is problematic please call the duty supervisor 9523 6095 to arrange suitable access. To accommodate requests we prefer 24 hours’ notice.

The Rippon Lea Gatehouse has disabled bathroom facilities and there is disabled access to the ground floor only of the Mansion.

Please note that the garden paths are gravel and can make wheelchair access difficult. Please speak to the staff in the Gatehouse for a map which highlights the more wheelchair friendly paths.

Note: Only trained Service Animals will be permitted on site.


Rippon Lea House & Gardens
192 Hotham Street
Elsternwick VIC 3185

Gatehouse phone: 03 9523 6095


Terms & Conditions

Each Member of the National Trust or visitor to any of the National Trust Properties acknowledges and agrees that attending these properties or attending an event at these properties may include the taking of promotional photographs. Each Member of the National Trust or visitor to any of the National Trust Properties agree that by attending these properties, the National Trust may use all photographs without restriction or compensation and without further recourse to the Member or attendee in its advertising and promotional materials and official communications, forever and in any media whatsoever.