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Fitzroy Gardens
Fitzroy Gardens

Fitzroy Gardens

Free admission
Fitzroy Gardens, East Melbourne, VIC 3002

The Basics

Explore Fitzroy Gardens at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, which allows you to disembark the bus whenever an attraction captures your attention, or delve deeper into the history of the green space on a city tour that’s designed with first-time visitors in mind. In addition to Fitzroy Gardens, tours typically cover other popular Melbourne sights such as Queen Victoria Market and St. Kilda; some include a cruise on the Yarra River.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Fitzroy Gardens is a must-visit park for history buffs and families.
  • Though entrance to the park is free, you need to buy an admission ticket to enter Captain Cook’s Cottage.
  • At the visitor center, you’ll find restrooms and a cafe selling hot and cold refreshments.
  • Though some pathways are slightly uneven, most of Fitzroy Gardens is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
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How to Get There

To get to the gardens on foot, walk east from Spring Street until you reach Lansdowne Street— which forms the gardens western edge—or alternately catch a tram along Flinders Street into Wellington Parade. If taking the free City Circle Tram, disembark at Spring Street.

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When to Get There

Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Center is open daily from 9am–5pm; every Wednesday at 12:30pm, a free walking tour of the park departs from here. Cook’s Cottage follows the same opening schedule as the visitor centre and only closes on Christmas Day.

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Wildcard

Green Spaces in Melbourne The city of Melbourne prides itself on its green spaces, which provide a relaxing escape from the bustle of the city center. Highlights include the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, where plants pay homage to the aboriginal history of Australia; Flagstaff Gardens, which offers great views of CBD skyscrapers; and the Queen Victoria Gardens, which stretch alongside the Yarra River.

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