never tire of visiting this stately 60-room Italianate mansion, just a 30-minute drive along the Princes Freeway from Melbourne. Dubbed “the palace in the paddock,” it was built in 1877 and is surrounded by 132 hectares (326 acres) of magnificent formal gardens and bushland. You can wander around the house alone, hire an audio tour, or take a guided tour. Guided tours run at 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm weekdays or 11:30am and 2pm on weekends. It also has an interesting and extensive contemporary sculpture garden to wander in, which you shouldn’t miss, and a cafe.
The Mansion at Werribee Park
K Rd., Werribee
Our Rating Hours Mon–Fri 10am–4pm Sat–Sun and public holidays 10am–4pm (Apr–Sep), daily 10am–5pm (Oct–Mar) Transportation Train from Flinders St. station to Werribee; then bus no Phone 03/9748 5094; www.werribeeparkshuttle.com.au) leaves the National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Prices Admission A$8.10 adults, A$5.80 children 4–15, A$25 family of 4. Guided tours cost A$8.50 per person. 439 or a A$13 taxi ride. Kilda Rd., daily at 9:30am and costs A$25 adults, A$20 children 10–14, A$15 children 4–10 (bookings essential) Web site The Mansion at Werribee Park
MapK Rd., Werribee Melbourne
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.