Rippon Lea House & Gardens is located approximately 7kms from Melbourne’s CBD, in the bayside suburb of Elsternwick.
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Open Daily, 10am – 4pm
Last entry 3:30pm
The mansion will close to the public on Tuesday 18th April to set up for our next exciting exhibition, Night Life opening 5th May! During this time the beautiful gardens will still be open.
The Gatehouse will be closed to the public from 26th April to set up for our latest exhibition, Night Life opening 5th May! During this time the beautiful gardens will still be open.
Prices range from $7.50 – $45
Please see the Night Life Page for more information
During the Night Life exhibition, the gardens will be free to enjoy
For groups of more than 10 people please contact our booking office for discounted rates
Phone: 03 9656 9804
For more information please see what’s on
Read about our recent Visitor Experiences.
The property is a five minute walk from Rippon Lea Station, on the Sandringham Line.
Catch Tram Route 67 (to Carnegie) to stop number 42 – Tram Tracker ID 2042
Tracker Stop ID 1042 (to Melbourne University)
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.
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.