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Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
Melbourne’s oldest park is Flagstaff Gardens, originally established in 1862. Located in an area steeped in history, the park includes a memorial marking the graves of the city’s first European settlers. The sprawling gardens form an important ecological area, which includes mature Morton Bay figs, elms, and eucalyptus trees. Extensive lawns and well-maintained rose and shrub beds are lined by these old trees, which shade long pathways enjoyed by picnickers, walkers, and cyclists. Get some exercise at the park’s tennis courts, which can be used for a number of sports, such as volleyball, handball, and netball. Electric barbecues are available to visitors all year long. See Flagstaff Gardens and all Melbourne has to offer by arranging your trip with our Melbourne travel itinerary maker.
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  • A quiet place to spend your day and a very lovely park to visit with your love ones. On the corner, there is a free tram stop. So your adventure can start from here. Enjoy ^_^ 
  • it is a very convenient location which provides some calmness among the hustle and bustle of the big city. Just got to remember to look in opposite direction when crossing the streets because the Auss...  read more »
  • unlike other garden and parks in Melbourne CBD, this one is the most quiet and peaceful one, but it doesn't mean its not beautiful, it has a lot of nice tall trees, in Autumn they all turn beautifully...  read more »
  • Great children's playground was rebuilt from scratch a couple of years ago. Well laid out paths for pleasant wanderings, BBQ facilities, picnics, good for casual ball games or frisbee, tennis, volleyball, netball, laying on the grass. Lawn Bowls with new clubhouse, conference facilities for hire. People often hold small parties with friends. Public toilet on the north-east corner, close to the children's playground. Lovely formal gardens and old trees - huge elms, moreton bay figs and eucalypts alongside rose gardens. The undulating topography, rising the equivalent of four stories from one end of the park to the other, creates different 'rooms' within the park. Not too big or small, a solid 18 acres (7.2ha). The extensive native possum population (being a nocturnal animal) show themselves at night. The oldest and most used park in Melbourne. A gem.
  • Hilly park, there's cook's cottage in there, a good spot for picnics and play, huge green areas, no cyclings allowed, good spot for longboarding, there's a club society if interested, park ranger will dismiss people who are skate, as it will disturb other people that are enjoying the scenery..
  • A simple and clean park. Plenty of people hanging out, tossing frisbies, walking slake lines, taking it easy. We made friends with some locals when we visited. Pleasant and relaxing.
  • A good place to have a break from sightseeing on a sunny day. Bring some snacks and pick a place in the grass. Be sure to slap on some sunblock if it's sunny!
  • Delightful Gardens next to Melbourne CBD. Great to visit anytime of the day, from morning jogs to lunch at the lawn and evening strolls or just to relax.
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