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Lanyon Homestead

Tharwa Drive, Canberra 2620, Australia
+61 2 6237 6500
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used to be a nice venue

we used to like visiting this place , but the care taker Andrew g is a nasty piece of work , backed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
roystravels
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canberra
Interesting old house

This homestead is interesting as it shows what it was like 100 years ago. It has interesting period... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kevin36
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Porirua
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Lanyon Homestead lies at the foot of the Brindabella Ranges and is one of Australia’s premier historic properties. The Precinct’s centrepiece, the 1850's Homestead, has been beautifully restored and furnished. Set within superb gardens the Lanyon includes an historic homestead and outbuildings sited within a working rural property. Sheep and cattle still graze on the timbered hills and fertile banks of the Murrumbidgee river. Admission includes a guided tour of the Homestead. Lanyon also offers a range of exciting community and learning programs and special events. We also provide unique venues for weddings, anniversaries and other celebrations. The enticing Lanyon Cafe has spectacular views and is a popular destination for week day luncheons and a weekend breakfast.
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  • Average6%
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Tharwa Drive, Canberra 2620, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

we used to like visiting this place , but the care taker Andrew g is a nasty piece of work , backed up by previous workers he has had , we were neighbours and he murdered. our dogs & other neighbours dogs to , hope...More

Thank roystravels
Reviewed 2 days ago

This homestead is interesting as it shows what it was like 100 years ago. It has interesting period furniture. The cafe is a great place for lunch.

Thank kevin36
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice sunny afternoon strolling around at the homestead, breathing in the fresh country air. This place gives you an idea how early settlers were living. There is a cafe to pause with a hot drink and cake.

Thank ozitis
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Took a trip out to this homestead - about 40 minutes from the centre of Canberra. It is situated up a gravel road from the main road and is no problem for any vehicle in the dry. Much in the house is as it was...More

Thank Jimclevs
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A guide showed around the house - well only part of the house for a nominal charge. She was well versed in the life style of its prior inhabitants and made the short tour interesting

Thank Kidman1
Reviewed 26 April 2017

What a great visit! Started in the cafe, excellent food and service. The house was beautiful with knowledgeable guides. I'll be back

Thank melc1151
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We made a point of going to this attraction because of the history attached to it. The restoration work of the main house and the surrounds outhouses has been well done. The ladys at reception were most informative and helpful. The garden areas and courtyards...More

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Short drive from Kingston a step back to the colonial era at this homestead & outbuildings owned by ACT Government - saved from developers by Tom Uren. Need at least two hours to explore the house with friendly guide - small charge- each room had...More

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Out of the way, so you need transport. We were traveling on a Denes coach with driver Col who was a very good driver and very friendly. As there were 36 of us, we were split up into groups on arrival and our guides told...More

Thank Audrey W
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Historic well maintained and interesting property showing a furnished gentry home of 1834. Informative guides to show you around. Enjoy a relaxing coffee in coffee shop after visiting .

Thank travqan
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SueDF3847UT
31 March 2017|
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Response from CBRMuseumandGallery | Property representative |
Hi again SueDF3847UT, Unfortunately as Lanyon is a rural property, there is no public transport available to the site. Perhaps the best option if you wish to utilise public transport as much as possible would be to catch a... More
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SueDF3847UT
31 March 2017|
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Response from CBRMuseumandGallery | Property representative |
Hi SueDF3847UT, Admission to Lanyon Homestead is $7 for an adult, $5 for a concession and $15 for a family. Thanks, Michael
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