Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne

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Located in the heart of Melbourne, Fitzroy Gardens add to the city’s claim to being the Garden City of Australia. Within 26 hectares (64 acres) of the gardens, you will find Victorian-era landscaped lawns and avenues lined with English elms, unusual fountains, and flowers. Visit Captain Cook’s Cottage, the former Yorkshire home of the English captain who discovered Australia. The cottage was shipped and reconstructed stone by stone in 1934. Nearby is quirky carved Fairies’ Tree, a 300-year-old stump embellished with pixies and kangaroos. As you stroll through the gardens, stop at a replica Tudor village. Walk the People’s Path, a loop walkway paved with 10,000 engraved bricks. Keep your eyes open for possums and ducks. Using our online itinerary creator, Melbourne attractions like Fitzroy Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • From Cook's Cottage, to gardens, Tudor village and the Conservatory it was all just beautiful. A nice day spent enjoying the natural beauty. Great access to a visitor centre, numerous maps so you don'...  more »
  • We walked through the park on our way back to our hotel after a busy day sightseeing. We stopped to see Captain Cook’s cottage in the park. It belonged to Captain Cook’s parents and had been dismantle...  more »
  • We took our kids there for a couple hours on a nice winter/spring afternoon and just loved it. The kids loved the ducks hanging around the ponds and the smell of spring flowers beginning to bloom was ...  more »
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  • Excellent park in the middle of the city. Beautifully maintained gardens, open spaces, the Conservatory always has a changing landscape. Cook's Cottage for a bit of history. An decent cafe at the Wellington Pde end. An excellent playground for kids as well. Especially beautiful in autumn with the northern hemisphere elms changing colour.
  • Beautiful gardens with enlivening seasonal plantings Lovely for strolls, but plenty of grass for picnics. The Conservatory is a worthwhile pitstop. The sculptures and water features are marvellous. Incredibly well-kept.
  • Beautiful and serene. Accessible 24 hours. It is one of the best ways to spend the evenings in Melbourne if the club scene is not for you. The greens are being maintained regularly and there are good trees and flowers to enrich your after dinner walk.
  • The Fitzroy Gardens are 26 hectares (64 acres) located on the southeastern edge of the Melbourne Central Business District in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The gardens are bounded by Clarendon Street, Albert Street, Lansdowne Street, and Wellington Parade with the Treasury Gardens across Lansdowne street to the west. The gardens are one of the major Victorian era landscaped gardens in Australia and add to Melbourne's claim to being the garden city of Australia. Set within the gardens are an ornamental lake, a scarred tree, a visitor information centre and cafe, a conservatory, Cooks' Cottage (a house where the parents of James Cook lived, brought from England in the 1930s), tree-lined avenues, a model Tudor village, a band pavilion, a rotunda, the "Fairies' Tree", fountains and sculptures.
  • Lovely large beds of daffodils in early Spring. A nice coffee shop and Arboretum.

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