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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 148 reviews

“1834 map gives glimpse of Lanyon's historic past.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2d ago by Heath M

The ACT Historic Places team delivered a very informative talk about some little-known details of this interesting and historic place. It was good to be able to eyeball an original 1834 map of the...

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“Legends of Lanyon with the legendary Tim the Yowie Man”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1w ago by Michelle G

A fantastic behind the scenes tour with stories of the people who have made Lanyon their home. Such a beautiful place accompanied by beautiful food.

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“A wonderful step back in time!”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Robyn C

Lanyon Homestead is a truly beautiful, historic ‘step back in time’, which feels a million miles from the city. Our house tour with Gina was exceptional. Her extensive historical knowledge was truly...

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