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. Our Melbourne trip builder website makes visiting Flagstaff Gardens and other Melbourne attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This park was established in 1862 and sits on the edge of the city centre being bounded by La Trobe, King, Dudley and William Streets. We walked through it on the way from our hotel near Southern Cros...  more »
  • An opossum is infested by this word of mouth and I went at night. The front of the hotel's Park. Soon come across an opossum. Chinese student was giving hackers. Back to our room, we have a banana. Opossum loves fruit, gladly ate. Fear of people, seeking a banana I rocketed through my legs. Contrary to encounter an opossum, giving food, touched the body.
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  • I stopped by Victoria market return on Sunday. Practicing their instruments, or barbecue, or are so crowded!
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  • A park connected to Melbourne's very early history, near Queen Victoria markets. Large shady trees, grassy areas, wide paths and pleasant city-scape views. A memorial to some of Melbourne's original settlers who were buried within the park grounds. A nearby relocated Anglican church originally built in 1839 can be seen from the top of the hill - (relocated and rebuilt in 1912). Floral display along the Southern roadside. A lovely spot (with a bit of an other-worldly feel). Great place to take rest or to let children exercise their legs.
  • Great place to unplug from the busy day. It is not uncommon to see people of all walks of life enjoying the gardens. Within the gardens are historical statues that form a real piece of the history of Melbourne. If you're looking for somewhere close to the CBD that allows you a break from the chaos, these gardens are perfect. While many people use this place for jogging and walking, it is quite peaceful to take a few minutes and just sit on the benches and relax. As it is within the court precinct, there are a variety of cafes available. The gardens are also within 2 minutes walk of Victoria markets making it a great place for lunch if you've spent the day at the markets.
  • Really good place to relax and enjoy on your lunch or shopping break. Good walking paths and quite a bit of seating and you also have a lot of grass areas with some in shade due to the mature trees. Close to public transport. Like the garden beds as well that change with the seasons.
  • amazing green oasis right in the centre of Melbourne Flagstaff gardens is one of those very typically Melbourne parks plonked right in the middle of everything. Beautiful tall trees, sporting facilities, walking paths, well-kept lawns, shady spots... very kid friendly and much used as a lunchtime picnic spot for office workers. Its actually a hill and it affords nice views out to sea (hence the "Flagstaff" name) and into the city.
  • A great place to relax in the sun on the grass, close to cafes and shops, and a train station is across the road, as are the trams. There is a playground for children with various climbing structures and swings, slides and a sandpit. Many walking paths and lots of space to exercise or hangout. Oh, also bbqs and toilets if you need that. Its also just across the road from the Victoria Markets.

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