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Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne
(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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  • This beautiful park is in a privileged location between the Princess Theatre, the St. Patrick's Cathedral and very near the Museum Old Treasury Building and the Queen Victoria Market and has a very beautiful view to this theater and the Cathedral. Is the city's oldest park, and used by people working in nearby offices and by tourists.
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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...  more »
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  • One of the best places to hang around with your kids, family or friends.. good for jogging.. And has a very good kids play area. Do remember that only kids bikes [12 years and below] are allowed within the park. Easily accessible by the free city loop tram. And it is also a brisk walk away from tge all time famous Queen Victoria Market
  • Nice inner city park with plenty of space for the kids to run around. Has 2 tennis courts, 8 or so bowling greens, small play ground, paths crisscrossing all over and a bunch of big shady trees. Lots of room for a picnic with mates. Plenty of space to soak up some vitamin D if your feeling a bit flat. Flagstaff station is located below the street level on the south east corner.
  • Fresh air in your hair.. jogging time. . Family time. . AloeVera plants with goodness. . It's refreshing. .
  • 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..