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Lanyon Homestead

Tharwa Drive, Canberra 2620, Australia
+61 2 6237 6500
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Beautiful afternoon lunch and history of the homestead

On the weekend my wife and I had visitors from NSW. We all decided to venture out to Lanyon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zarby
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Canberra
Very yummy in a beautiful setting

At the end of a long formal drive is a beautifully set historic homestead set in exquisite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KirstyZee
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UK
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good51%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Tharwa Drive, Canberra 2620, Australia
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+61 2 6237 6500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the weekend my wife and I had visitors from NSW. We all decided to venture out to Lanyon homestead. The homestead is run by the ACT Government and they receive very little funding for the up keep. As there was two disable persons we...More

Thank Zarby
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of a long formal drive is a beautifully set historic homestead set in exquisite surrounds. The meal is a bonus. We had breakfast here and I struggled to choose what to have as it all looked good. I ended up with the...More

Thank KirstyZee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The children and I had a great time exploring the various convict built buildings. The main house and many of the buildings have been maintained in 1800's style. There are numerous buildings scattered throughout the property that contain displays of artefacts and tools, with explanation...More

Thank Canberrascooter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little look into a bit of Australia's pastoral past. Good spot for lunch and a quick walk through the homestead.

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 27 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 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...More

Thank Ronald R
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SueDF3847UT
1 April 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
1 April 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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