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Address: Tharwa Drive, Canberra 2620, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 6237 6500
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Lanyon Homestead lies at the foot of the Brindabella Ranges and is one of...

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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Suburbia Is Encroaching - Almost

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Terrigal, Australia

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Terrigal, Australia
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 years back, thankfully, and the outbuildings have stood the test of time. The fruit, vegetable... More 

Thank Jimclevs
Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Port Adelaide, Australia
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129 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 have been looked after very nicely. We were glad that we went there.

Thank Ronald R
Dubbo, Australia
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92 reviews
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Reviewed 31 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 a function explained by guide. Outbuildings included convict built stone barn, stables, blacksmith, kitchen, cool... More 

Thank Sally F
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 us the interesting history of the house. We had a delightful lunch in a marquee... More 

Thank Audrey W
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 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
Canberra, Australia
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57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

What a pleasant place to sit and have a drink and a bite to eat. Quaint and interesting place with a lot to see. Beautiful location - feels like you are really in the bush. I loved the Welsh Rarebit for lunch. Love this place. Hidden gem.

Thank Krimson2014
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went here for a wedding. It was held in the gardens and it was an absolutely stunning venue. Highly recommended as a wedding venue.

Thank Mark K
Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Whats to see here .... a wonderful old homestead with outbuildings, rose gardens, a cafe and country surrounds. Take some memories home with you.

Thank Beverley D

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