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Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne

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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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  • Thought we'd like to learn something of the history of the gardens so having seen lots of notices about the garden tours went along to book. One arrival were told the tour only went on a Monday - big ...  more »
  • We overlooked this garden from our hotel. Main features of the garden include a children's play area and tennis courts. It has many trees and large lawn areas.  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..