Lanyon Homestead is approximately 30km from the city centre. Access is from Tharwa Drive, via an unsealed road.
Due to its rural setting we recommend that you travel by vehicle, to enjoy Lanyon Homestead.
Public transport from the city centre is from the City Bus Station, route numbers 18 or 19. The closest bus stop is on Pockett Ave, approximately a 1 hour walk to the homestead gate.
Lanyon Homestead is set in a beautiful rural landscape. Here are a few tips to make your visit more enjoyable:
Guided tours are available in the homestead, and are included in the price of admission.
Group tours are available if booked in advance. Contact us on 02 6257 6500 to enquire.
Lanyon Homestead runs education programs for primary students.
Accessible parking is available via the same road as the main visitor car park, taking a left turn before the main carpark. Following this road around will take you behind the cafe, where you can access all of Lanyon’s facilities more easily.
There is wheelchair access to the homestead and cafe, speak to our staff for more details.
A range of hot and cold dishes, beverages and sweet treats are available from the Barracks Espresso Bar and Eating House which is, open 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Picnic baskets can also be purchased through the cafe, for visitors who would like to enjoy a picnic in the garden.
With the mountains so close, the weather is changeable. It’s best to wear practical clothing and footwear and be prepared sunshine, rain and wind. Sunscreen, hats and rain jackets are recommended together with an extra jacket if visiting in the cooler months.
Lanyon remains a working rural property in and cattle and stock are a common sight on approach to the homestead. To ensure your safety please do not approach them. Dogs and other pets are not permitted on site.
Lanyon Homestead sits within the Murrumbidgee River corridor and is home to a variety of native wildlife. Keep an eye out for snakes, stinging insects and swooping birds and if you have any concerns please see staff.
Drinking water is available from the cafe. All other water is not potable.