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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  • August 14, 2017
    This is a wonderful park to walk around in. There are multiple attractions in the park that are worth going to. 1) The first is an observatory which is basically a green house filled with flowers and ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Lovely park with the additional aspect of a minature village to see. Lovely space in the heart of the city to just relax and enjoy. Lovley indoor greenhouse filled with exotic plants.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    A beautiful place so close to the CBD with so many different sights to wander around and see. Just take your time and enjoy the feeling of space. And of course Cook's Cottage is a must see for Kiwis.  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

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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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