Lanyon Homestead

Lanyon Homestead

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Lanyon Homestead is one of Australia’s premier historic properties. Set at the foot of the Brindabella Ranges on the banks of the magnificent Murrumbidgee River; you will enjoy gorgeous views of the Australian countryside during your visit. The precinct’s centrepiece, the 1859 Homestead, has been beautifully restored and furnished.

Enjoy a guided tour of the homestead and explore the outbuildings that made this pastoral property a showpiece in the region. Picnic in the garden with a view to the hills beyond the Murrumbidgee River or take a leisurely stroll through the rambling gardens surrounding the homestead. Share a meal or light snack at the Barracks Espresso Bar and Eating House.

School and other groups are also catered for with special packages available that include a guided tour with morning/afternoon tea, or lunch included. Function rooms and outdoor spaces are available for hire.

Lanyon Homestead is easily accessible and is only a twenty minute drive from Canberra's city centre.

  • Family in front of the historic homestead
    A family enjoying the beautiful Lanyon Homestead
  • Family enjoying the country views from the veranda of the historic Lanyon Homestead near Canberra
    Looking out to the hills
  • The beautiful historic gardens are perfect for a picnic
    Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful historic gardens at Lanyon Homestead
  • image of a mother and two children looking at furniture inside lanyon homestead
    Inside lanyon
  • image of master bedroom at lanyon
    Lanyon bedroom
  • lady walking with child in Lanyon courtyard surrounded by heritage buildings
    Lanyon courtyard
  • Internal image of wooden flooring and hallway  inside Lanyon Homestead
    Lanyon hallway



Wednesday to Sunday: 10am - 4pm.


Between $5.00 and $7.00
Includes a guided homestead tour.
Adults $7, seniors and students $5, children under 5 are free.


Disabled access available, contact operator for details


Lanyon Homestead

Tharwa Drive, Tharwa, Australian Capital Territory, Australia




Family Friendly


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Ranked #28 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“A piece of history”

Reviewed on 20/10/2020

What a beautiful area! We had a guided tour of the property, including all the outbuildings and their functions. Our guide was knowledgeable and explained the history of the area. The cafe food was...

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“Beautiful and peaceful country outing”

Reviewed on 11/10/2020

I visited the Lanyon homestead during Floriade reimagined for the early morning photography workshops and it was just wonderful. The property is a wonderful historic venue to explore with manicured...

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“A greater Canberra must visit!”

Reviewed on 27/09/2020

Can highly recommend an outing to the historic Lanyon Homestead and its beautiful grounds by the Murrumbidgee River. Pre-booking a (very affordable) tour is a good idea (the website says 30 mins but...

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