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Lanyon Homestead

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

Overview

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.

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Tharwa Drive, Tharwa, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 154 reviews

“Connecting with natural and cultural heritage at Lanyon”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Getaway522303

Love visiting Lanyon. Fascinating history, beautiful landscapes and buildings. Cafe with outdoor seating overlooking the lovely grounds and mountains beyond.

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“A great chance to see an interesting early dwelling still surrounded by open paddocks”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by Jim B

We visited Mugga Mugga Cottage, something that all Canberrans and visitors should do but is easily overlooked. It's a chance to see an interesting early dwelling still surrounded by open paddocks...

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“Well worth the visit”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3mos ago by Kay M

Love Lanyon Homestead. It's just a short drive..the food is great at the cafe..the gardens and the homestead are beautiful. Well worth a visit. Highly recommend a walk with Tim the Yowie Man if...

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  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop