King's Domain Gardens, Melbourne

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Kings Domain is an area of parklands in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It surrounds Government House Reserve, the home of the Governors of Victoria, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and the Shrine Reserve incorporating the Shrine of Remembrance.The park was established in 1854, extending the Domain Parklands further north-west, it covers an area of 36 hectares of lawns and pathways set among non-native and native Australian mature trees, a mixture of deciduous and evergreens. In the 19th century the Kings Domain was managed by the Director of the Botanic Gardens, so many of the trees were planted by Baron Ferdinand von Mueller and later by William Guilfoyle. Around the Domain are scattered memorial statues and sculptures, each with their own story.Kings Domain is part of a larger group of parklands directly south-east of the city, between St. Kilda Road and the Yarra River known as the Domain Parklands, which includes; The Royal Botanic GardensKings Domain Alexandra Gardens Queen Victoria Gardens
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  • Situated by the Royal Botanical Gardens this is another example of an oasis of peace and tranquility in a busy city. The flora offers welcome shade in the heat of the Melbourne summers and the variety...  more »
  • This is essentially one botanical garden area if you want to continue. The only difference is that there are no rare plants and all the same families and picnics.
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  • This 36 acre park, between St. Kilda road and Alexandra avenue, which runs along the Yarra River, counts several remarkable monuments like the Sidney Meyer Music Bowl, Government House, the residence of the Governor of Victoria, La Trobe's Cottage or the Shrine of Remembrance. If you want to see all, to spend the whole day in the park or do several visits. We have only to walk there in the middle of the trees, on the side of Yarra River. A real pleasure.
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  • A very very beautiful place. No matter what your game is! Great for a run, a walk in the park or explore nearby points of interest such as a cup of tea by a lake side... There is a bit of something for everybody. Definitely recommend.
  • Very cold at night, and really hard to see if you're more than about halfway back in the general admission (lawn) area. There are some very large poles in the way, you can't see all the way down the hill over everyone because of the angle of the hill in the middle sectiom. Otherwise it's good! Definitely best in summer, with a six pack and a blanket on the lawn once the sun goes down.
  • Excellent view! Probably the best view in Melbourne. Lots of interesting facts and exhibitions underground. A must see if you like history.
  • Loved the gardens, flower beds. Just places that are within the King's Domain could have been much better sign posted. E.g Sidney Myer music bowl. If we hadn't followed the crowd, we could have wandered endlessly.
  • Great location for outdoor track, circling the botanical gardens, plenty of room for all. You can even cut in and through the gardens at many locations, and access the track from different directions. I'm a walker and never feel boxed in with runners and cyclists. While your in the area check out views of city from Shrine of Rememberance.

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