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Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne

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Located in the heart of Melbourne, Fitzroy Gardens add to the city’s claim to being the Garden City of Australia. Within 26 hectares (64 acres) of the gardens, you will find Victorian-era landscaped lawns and avenues lined with English elms, unusual fountains, and flowers. Visit Captain Cook’s Cottage, the former Yorkshire home of the English captain who discovered Australia. The cottage was shipped and reconstructed stone by stone in 1934. Nearby is quirky carved Fairies’ Tree, a 300-year-old stump embellished with pixies and kangaroos. As you stroll through the gardens, stop at a replica Tudor village. Walk the People’s Path, a loop walkway paved with 10,000 engraved bricks. Keep your eyes open for possums and ducks. Use our Melbourne travel itinerary maker to add Fitzroy Gardens and other attractions to your Melbourne vacation plans.
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The hub of tourist and commercial activity, the center of Melbourne remains the best place to stay if you're looking to splurge and enjoy every possible modern amenity during your visit. Travelers on a limited budget can search for cozy yet less expensive rooms in the seaside suburb of St Kilda or the bohemian neighborhood of Fitzroy. Though the city center offers more than a fair share of mid-range lodging options, you'll also find plenty of rooms in this price bracket in the quieter suburbs.
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  • Located on the south-eastern extent of the CBD the Fitzroy Gardens is a well established and maintained green public space. Lovely to walk through with beautiful trees and sealed pathways providing fu...  more »
  • Immersed in this beautiful garden, feel the nature and serene that surround you (although sometime the peace can be broken by those tour group). A great place to spend your day admiring the flowers, t...  more »
  • There's plenty to see and do here, from botanical to social history to art and good cafe. Especially on the weekend, there were lots of different groups using the garden for different purposes. I part...  more »
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  • Lovely beautiful gardens. I just wished the playground had a few more things for toddlers. I love spinning time here.
  • Fitzroy Gardens in East Melbourne, Australia takes on an ethereal quality in the light of a streetlamp, emanating deep hues of jade and emerald. It reminds me of somewhere magical out of a fairy-tale story, a small piece of tranquility in the middle of a bustling city. Named after Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy, the gardens receive over two million visitors each year.
  • I enjoy walking around Fitzroy Gardens, especially at dusk when the path lights come on. Great place to take scenic photos or have a nice stroll.
  • Huge gardens with so many places to sit on the grass, either amongst the trees or in the sunshine. Perfect for picnics. Sometimes there are fun events with live music and food trucks.
  • Beautiful park. Great on a sunny day with a picnic, a few drinks and friends