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Rippon Lea Estate & 70's Classic Car Show - A Journey Back In Time
It's a public holiday!!!! So lets spend the afternoon at the magnificent Rippon Lea Mansion & Gardens (which are just starting to burst with spring colors). And as an added bonus there'll be a 70's classic car show with many significant vehicles on display from this decade in the Mansion driveway & lawn area. So if you're into gardens, cars or both then this is the perfect event for you. Check out this layout to appreciate how much there will be to photograph About Rippon Lea Estate Located only 20 minutes from Melbourne's CBD, Rippon Lea Estate is one of the last of Australia's grand suburban estates. National Heritage listed, a visit to this treasure takes you on a journey back in time and offers a unique glimpse into the lifestyles of the wealthiest Australians of the era. Rippon Lea Estate consists of an urban mansion (normal admittance is unavailable at the moment due to an exhibition), a large garden, orchard and associated outbuildings (including the stable complex, the lodge, the conservatory and glasshouses, the fernery, the porte-cochere, the 1930s swimming pool, and the 1930s ballroom). The place has integrity as an uncommonly large and intact suburban estate. Notes # There is a $10.00 entry fee to the gardens with the car show included in the price # There will also be a BBQ on the day where we can buy a snag or two as well as the Gatehouse Cafe if you want a coffee, cake and/or sandwich # Unfortunately tours of the mansion interior are not available at the moment as there is a "Super 70's" fashion exhibition on. If this interests you then purchase a ticket for $20 which will also include entry to the gardens and car show. # The Mansion exterior, outhouses and pool are still fully accessible Here's a link to their website

Rippon Lea House and Gardens

192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick · Melbourne


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Welcome! This group is for enthusiast photographers who want to:

a) meet other enthusiast photographers
b) explore Melbourne and surrounds
c) practice their photography

We are not a techie group. It's not about the size of your lens but about the joy of photography, spending time with other photographers, learning from each other. You can work in film, digital, mirrorless, smart phone. We've even had somebody come along with a sketch-pad and pencil once.

These outings are free and run by a stellar group of organisers on their free time. Venue entry fees (where applicable) are paid by you, and coffee & cake (or beers, as the case may be) which we often do after the outing is over.

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