Frequently Asked Questions

When is Tieve Tara open?
In a precautionary measure, that considers the current public health situation with the spread of COVID-19, Tieve Tara is currently closed. We sincerely hope that Autumn ’21 sees the world in a much safer place and that we can invite you all back with open arms.
Tieve Tara is open for all of Spring (1 September – 30 November) and Autumn (1 March – 31 May).
We are open on weekdays from 10:00am – 4:00pm, and weekends & public holidays from 10:30am – 4:30pm.

How much does it cost to visit Tieve Tara?
Entry is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.
Please note that there are unfenced lakes in the garden so children must be supervised at all times.

Is there a maximum number of visitors allowed in the garden?
This is not usually an issue. There is plenty of space in the garden for visitors to enjoy themselves and find their own special spots. However, in 2019, over the Easter long weekend and Anzac Day – the visitor numbers were unprecedented. For this reason, in the interest of visitor enjoyment and safety, and for the garden’s protection, over the EASTER LONG WEEKEND and ANZAC DAY there will be a MAXIMUM NUMBER of 300 PAYING VISITORS given access to the garden at any one time (children 12 and under will continue to be permitted free entry to the garden without any restrictions, aside from the 1:4 minimum adult:child ratio always required at Tieve Tara due to safety and supervision requirements with unfenced lakes). We do hope you understand that this controlled entry is in everybody’s best interest. If you arrive over the Easter Weekend or Anzac Day and the garden is at capacity, we ask for your patience please. You are welcome to wait and enter as other visitors leave, or to visit other gardens and return later. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

I would like to bring my group to the garden, how do I make a group booking?
We would be delighted to welcome you and your group to visit our gardens in the Spring or Autumn! To make a booking please send an email to, or simply click on the group bookings tab in the menu to send us a message. In your message be sure to tell us the day and time that you plan to visit and the number of people in your group. If you would like a tour of the garden this can be arranged as well at an additional price.

Is there a carpark at Tieve Tara?
There is no carpark, however there is ample unrestricted street parking right outside the garden gates on Mount Macedon road.

Can I take professional photos at Tieve Tara?
We would be delighted to share the beauty of the gardens with you and are thrilled that you want to use the Gardens of Tieve Tara as your backdrop. Many people have used the garden to capture stunning debutante photos, wedding photos and portraits. We do charge a professional photography fee so please contact us at for further information and let us know the nature of your photography and the day that you are wanting to visit.

Do you host weddings at Tieve Tara?
Unfortunately, we do not host wedding ceremonies in the garden, however we would be delighted to provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs. If you are interested in using the garden to document your special day please contact us at

Can I use a drone at Tieve Tara?
Out of respect to our visitors, neighbours and feathered residents we do not allow drones to be used at Tieve Tara.

Can we have a BBQ at Tieve Tara?
We kindly ask that you do not bring any BBQ or related cooking equipment to the gardens. We do however encourage you to bring along a picnic or visit one of our fabulous local cafes for a hot lunch.

Where can I buy food nearby?
Just a short way down the road are two wonderful options:
Mount Macedon Trading Post – 686 Mt Macedon Rd, Mt Macedon Victoria 3441
Mount Macedon Hotel – 694 Mount Macedon Rd, Mt Macedon Victoria 3441
For more local options check out our ‘local area’ tab in the menu or if you feel like exploring a nearby town there are plenty of options in Gisborne, Woodend and Kineton.

Can I bring my dog to Tieve Tara?
Due to Tieve Tara having unfenced lakes on the property and free-roaming geese, ducks and chicken we unfortunately ask you to leave your dogs at home for your visit.

Can I smoke anywhere in the garden?
At Tieve Tara we like to provide all visitors with a clean and serene environment. We therefore ask that you please refrain from smoking anywhere on the property.

Are there any toilets on the property?
We have portaloos on the property for your convenience.