Panorama Garden Estate
Panorama Garden Estate
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Nature & Wildlife AreasGardens
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
Panorama Wildlife Sanctuary & Secret Gardens is a privately owned 55 acre garden and wildlife reserve. The property includes over 25 acres of gardens with panoramic views for over 100 kilometres looking out across both, Bass Strait & Port Phillip Bay. Over 20,000 plants have been introduced as well as over 8,000 tonnes of rock with 18 separate garden areas including lakes, streams & waterfalls, it is an oasis of tranquility with native & botanical collections. In addition, there are many animals including some rare albino kangaroos, wallabies, alpacas, miniature goats, cows and sheep as well as many native & pet birds such as peacocks, emus, geese & parrots. Panorama Wildlife Sanctuary & Secret Gardens offers you a unique & unforgettable garden and wildlife experience that you will have never seen before. - Sanctuary and Garden Tour
Duration: 2-3 hours
Meets animal welfare guidelines
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  • Mandy B
    51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience
    What a fantastic place, we were welcomed by one of the lovely owners who introduced us to all her rescued animals who were gorgeous and very happy. Then we did the tour of the property. We were blown away by the scale and work involved with building these gardens. The immense rock work that has been laid down and paths let alone the planting. The ponds and little decks and sitting areas were stunning and to think of the work involved in digging out the crater and rock walks around it are incredible to imagine. 26 years of work by a wonderful Australian couple. We loved it, thank you.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 3, 2023
  • Fiona T
    Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views and gardens
    We enjoyed our visit to the Panorama Garden Estate. The bonus was being greeted by Anne-marie when we arrived and meeting all of the animal rescues. They were adorable! The 1 1/2 hour walk through the estate was interesting and at times overwhelming! It's amazing to think that these gardesn were designed by the team at Panorama Estate. We did have the added value of a perfect day for walking. All round this is a great thing to do!
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 13, 2023
  • h20182018
    Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extraordinary Gardens
    Just an incredible experience. Beginning with a guided introduction to the rescued animals and an opportunity to pat and interact with them, we then had an opportunity to explore the grounds. And what magical grounds they are. The thought, planning and execution that have gone into the creation of the gardens is just mind blowing and on an incredible scale. Well worth a visit!
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 28, 2023
  • H5418HNruthb
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit with teenage granddaughter
    I have been wanting to visit for a long time and decided to take my 13yr old granddaughter with me. She absolutely loved the animals and the beautiful gardens and bronze sculptures. Most of the animals have been hand raised after either being rejected at birth or mistreated and are very friendly to humans. We spent 2 hours walking around today and even though there was light rain we still really enjoyed our visit. Granddaughter said more people should visit here
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 12, 2023
  • Kate P
    Melbourne, Australia37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Indescribable Beauty
    I had been following Panorama Garden Estate online for several years before finally visiting last weekend during the school holidays. *Entry by appointment only via booking a tour on the website. This is a private estate, wildlife sanctuary and private home. *Recommend coming appropriately dressed, Rug up in the cooler months, *Wear comfortable sturdy shoes as you will be navigating lots of steps and uneven stone, gravel paths and natural ground for approx 2hrs. * Perfect for all ages with reasonable fitness and mobility. * Gentle, Calm & Respectful kids will love interacting with the animals prior to touring the gardens. Nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking landscapes that await you here. A vast expanse of exquisite gardens and stunning views over both Port Phillip and the ocean. Winding paths with a surprise around every bend and offering plenty of colour even in winter. We particularly enjoyed Pete’s Lookout as a rest stop along the way. Spectacular! A definite labour of love. The sheer amount of work that has gone into creating this paradise in indescribable and it’s a must to immerse yourself in it’s beauty at least once. It was so lovely to finally meet Anne Maree and ALL of her rescue animals who kept us laughing through the long Victorian lockdowns with their antics. Silvie you are an absolutely gorgeous pig with so much personality. We love you and promise to bring cake next time. We look forward to introducing more of our family to the delights Panorama offers and will definitely be directing our guests to head to your website to book a tour when asking for local recommendations. Thank you so much for having us. Loved every second!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Getaway477675
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical Gardens
    I visited over the weekend and absolutely enjoyed the gardens. Firstly the hosts were lovely and very helpful. They were there to ask any questions. I personally was amazed by how much passion and love they have for the fauna and flora. They must put so much time and love to make it such a beautiful paradise. The animals were adorable. We got to pet and take pics with them. The gardens themselves were well kept and as you walked it felt like you were walking into a different park as each area had its unique essence and beauty. I highly recommend anyone to visit to enjoy nature at your own pace.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 20, 2023
  • westyjesse
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow!
    Panorama Garden Estate WOW….and wow! What am enchanted experience. Right from the booking stage, to our arrival, and at the end, we felt welcome. Through the walk you can see all the labour of love in the gardens, the amazing rocks and walkways, the amazing natives and flowers. Our favourite was Palm Lake where we got up and close to the water birds and gorgeous friendly swans….just beautiful. Thank you, we really enjoyed the go at your own pace walk. Hope to go again. Thank you for our special feathers 🦚
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 9, 2023
  • susanjujuly9
    Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional
    A rare opportunity to have the whole garden estate for ourselves. Loved the interaction with the animals and the walk around the garden estate was a delight at every different section. It was magical. The owners are hard working, (they love what they do best that is caring/adopting animals of all sorts and maintaining a well established garden), down to earth, pleasant and friendly. Highly recommended. Thank you for opening your private estate.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 25, 2023
  • Jenny H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply Amazing
    We had a group of 12 visiting the property and from the moment we parked our cars, Anne Marie was very welcoming. After meeting the menagerie (all rescues), we were left to explore the extensive gardens and walk ways. We enjoyed meandering at our own pace, up the steps, along the paths, wandering what may be beyond the next bend. We were amazed at the attention to detail with the pathways and stone walls. There were vegie gardens, ponds, cactus, ferns, native plants, huge trees and even kangaroos - it was a smorgasbord of everything we love about nature and the great outdoors.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written January 15, 2024
  • theadventuretraveler
    Taos, New Mexico12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience!
    I had a fantastic time touring the beautiful gardens. There were many spots to sit in quiet reflection. In addition, I enjoyed spending time with all the rescued animals. I absolutely recommend Panorama to all those who love animals and love being outside in beautiful spots.
    Visited January 2024
    Written January 30, 2024
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Allan
Texas5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The lady that owns the property is so lovely and down to earth. Can tell she loves her animals which is great. Don’t expect some kind of commercial operation . This is basically her private garden that she opens up to the public. It’s wonderful.
Written February 27, 2024
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431debram
Echuca, Australia1 contribution
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Feb 2024
This garden completely surprised us on the diversity and scope of plants and size. We took 4 hours to meander around the secret gardens . When you thought you saw everything you took another track and was delighted with a different range of plants and beauty. It was a culinary delight of plant species, views , garden features. We did not see all there was to see but enjoyed the wildlife around the garden and the beauty which greeted you at every turn. It was admirable around their home they nurture rescue animals that are full of personalities that you can greet, meet and pat. We loved it and if we had taken a bite of lunch with us , I expect 6 hours could of elapsed
Written February 16, 2024
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evelynschuetz
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024
A joy to walk the gardens of this estate. An enjoyable peaceful beautiful place to visit. We walked about 2 hours at a leisurly pace enjoying the plants, the scenery, the views and the animals. Walking shoes recommened. We have already recommended to many friends and will be back. Thankyou for hosting us..
Written February 6, 2024
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shane b
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
What a great day! From the farm animals to the native wildlife to the gardens; will most definitely be back to visit this little oasis on the Mornington Peninsula
Written February 4, 2024
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theadventuretraveler
Taos, NM12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
I had a fantastic time touring the beautiful gardens. There were many spots to sit in quiet reflection. In addition, I enjoyed spending time with all the rescued animals. I absolutely recommend Panorama to all those who love animals and love being outside in beautiful spots.
Written January 30, 2024
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Jenny H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
We had a group of 12 visiting the property and from the moment we parked our cars, Anne Marie was very welcoming. After meeting the menagerie (all rescues), we were left to explore the extensive gardens and walk ways. We enjoyed meandering at our own pace, up the steps, along the paths, wandering what may be beyond the next bend. We were amazed at the attention to detail with the pathways and stone walls. There were vegie gardens, ponds, cactus, ferns, native plants, huge trees and even kangaroos - it was a smorgasbord of everything we love about nature and the great outdoors.
Written January 16, 2024
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susanjujuly9
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A rare opportunity to have the whole garden estate for ourselves. Loved the interaction with the animals and the walk around the garden estate was a delight at every different section.

It was magical. The owners are hard working, (they love what they do best that is caring/adopting animals of all sorts and maintaining a well established garden), down to earth, pleasant and friendly. Highly recommended. Thank you for opening your private estate.
Written December 26, 2023
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Shawn S
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Our visit to Panorama Gardens Estate was a one-two punch (and not by the resident 'roos), of welcome peacefulness from the gardens and sincere appreciation for the sanctuary.

It was just more on every level.

More authentic hospitality than typical for an "attraction." More specific information about the former plights of the rescued animals, to help better understand how to approach them (or not). More variety -- and sheer acreage -- of the grounds than expected. . . it went on and on with yet another surprise around each section.

We almost missed "Top Seat" coming around the corner near the end, but fortunately, Annemaree asked us about it and sent us back up to see the stunning views from that spot.

Being from the States, we were of course delighted to meet both albino and brown kangaroos, who patiently posed for us, even flirted a bit with some over-the-shoulder looks. Not to say that the alpacas, chickens, cockatoos, dogs, donkeys, ducks, miniature horses, sheep and swans weren't perfectly photogenic.

The Estate is a little bit of Eden that should be high on any visitor's list when traveling to the Mornington Peninsula.
Written December 18, 2023
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M8316XCmichelle
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023
We just loved this beautiful piece of the Mornington Peninsular. The work that has gone into this property is unbelievable.
Written November 27, 2023
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westyjesse
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Panorama Garden Estate

WOW….and wow! What am enchanted experience. Right from the booking stage, to our arrival, and at the end, we felt welcome. Through the walk you can see all the labour of love in the gardens, the amazing rocks and walkways, the amazing natives and flowers. Our favourite was Palm Lake where we got up and close to the water birds and gorgeous friendly swans….just beautiful. Thank you, we really enjoyed the go at your own pace walk. Hope to go again. Thank you for our special feathers 🦚
Written November 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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