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Published September 14th 2013
Get the real thing at this colonial homestead
Step back into Canberra's past and relive the bygone era in one of the well-preserved colonial homestead located on the southern edge of of the capital. Lanyon is set on the grounds of brilliant green, with its gravel path entrance leading to the historic house lined up with huge pine trees and captivating native plants.
Entrance to the estate
Built in 1859, this homestead has been beautifully restored and furnished with historical treasures, giving you an insight on how people lived during the 19th century. Knowledgeable guides are readily available to give you a grand tour of the house and an ordered account of the yesteryear. Unfortunately, taking photographs of any of the items inside the house is not allowed.
The property also contains a range of outbuildings that served many purposes, including a servants quarter, food storage and the kitchen.
The colonial kitchen
Wander through the gravel courtyards and you'll be taken to the estate's lovely well-kept gardens, with sweeping vistas over farmlands. Access to the gardens is free and the family can bring their own picnic and laze around the afternoon.
Before leaving, make sure to stop by their small cafe and have a taste of their delicious menu, which some of their ingredients freshly sourced from their own gardens. The cafe also serves good coffee and tea as well.