Visit & Contact

Location

Rippon Lea Estate is located at 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick, Victoria

 

Visit

Open daily, 10am – 5pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Mansion tours operate throughout the day subject to guide availability, with the last tour is at 2pm.

Please note that Rippon Lea Estate will be closed on Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 December for filming.

All visitors must please adhere to our updated COVID Conditions of Entry.

 

 

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Conditions of Entry

The safety of our visitors and staff remains our top priority.  We have put measures in place to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone. For more information on your visit click here.  

Please be aware COVID-19 double vaccination status will be required for all visitors (over 12), staff, volunteers and contractors to National Trust of Australia (Victoria) propertiesNote: this does not apply to those with a valid medical exemption.  A copy of our COVID-19 Safe Plan can be found HERE

 

What’s On

Come and witness the beauty of nature. Wander around acres of green space, enjoy a picnic on the lawn, or bring the kids along to explore the Gruffalo Trail with new features.

Shop lovingly handmade art and design on the sprawling lawns of Rippon Lea Estate at The Trust Makers’ Market on select Sundays each month.

To hear some amazing stories about the mansion and the people who made it come to life, join one of our guides on a tour. Mansion tours operate throughout the day subject to guide availability. Maximum group size of 15 people.

Admission

General Admission
Admission tickets are available for purchase from the ticket box. Please note tickets are not available to purchase online.

$15 Adult
$12 Concession
$9 Children (3-15 years)
$40 Family (2 adults + 2 children)
FREE admission for National Trust members.
FREE garden admission for Glen Eira and Port Phillip residents. Please see below for details.

Glen Eira residents – Garden Entry
City of Glen Eira residents have free access to the gardens at Rippon Lea Estate.
Download application form here, complete form and present on entry to the property with photo ID.
Guided tours of the mansion and gardens are an additional $5 per person, per tour.

Port Phillip Residents – Garden Entry
City of Port Phillip residents have free access to the gardens at Rippon Lea Estate.
Download application form here, complete form and present on entry to the property with photo ID.
Guided tours of the mansion and gardens are an additional $5 per person, per tour.

To obtain an entry card, residents must show acceptable forms of ID with proof of residency and have completed an application form (available via the link above or at the Rippon Lea gatehouse entry).

Please note: It is a condition of entry that the Garden Entry card must be presented each visit. Without the card, general admission fees apply. 

See terms and conditions here

 

Group Bookings

For groups of more than 10 people please contact our booking office for discounted rates
Phone: (03) 9656 9889
Email: bookings@nattrust.com.au
Online: Submit an online inquiry here

Read about our recent Visitor Experiences.

Amenities

Tea Room
Please note that the Tea Rooms are open for takeaway hot and cold drinks, ice cream, and biscuits. Sandwiches and cakes will be on offer when available. Takeaway drinks and food can be enjoyed on the main mansion veranda where tables and chairs will be provided to soak up the beautiful views of the garden.

The Gatehouse Gift Shop
There is a lovely selection of gifts and homewares to suit everyone’s taste.
Shop with the National Trust and you’ll be supporting our valuable work.
National Trust Members receive 10% off all purchases on the presentation of their membership card.

The Gatehouse Nursery
Here you will find a wonderful variety of plants for sale.
National Trust Members receive 10% off all purchases on the presentation of their membership card.

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 southeast 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.

Accessibility

Parking
Should you have mobility issues where offsite parking is problematic please email ripponlea@nattrust.com.au  to arrange suitable access.
To accommodate requests we prefer 48 hours’ notice.

Bathrooms
Toilets are located near the stables complex at the eastern end of the property. A child change table is located within the ambulant toilet cubicle.

Mansion
There is disabled access to the ground floor only of the Mansion. There is an iPad available for people doing a guided tour with pictures of what is located on the upper floor. Please speak to the guide. Prams can not be taken through the mansion. They can be left on the step at the front door.

Grounds
Please note that the garden paths are gravel and can make wheelchair access difficult. Please speak to the staff upon entry for a map that highlights the more wheelchair-friendly paths.

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

Terms & Conditions
The general Rippon Lea Conditions of Entry can be found here

Contact

Rippon Lea Estate
192 Hotham Street
Elsternwick VIC 3185

Phone: 9523 6095
Email: ripponlea@nattrust.com.au

 

Photography
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.

Note: If you are a professional photographer, or wish to have professional photos taken at the Estate, click here . Fees and charges apply