Frequently Asked Questions

When is Tieve Tara open?
Tieve Tara is open for all of Spring (1 September – 30 November) and Autumn (1 March – 31 May).
We are open on weekdays 10am – 4pm, 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.

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.