An Australia tour wouldn’t be complete without visiting Melbourne. This magnificent, vibrant city offers so much more than your standard city break. There are many amazing things to visit in Melbourne, but the exquisite garden greenery hidden amongst the city’s busy streets and towering buildings make for a delightful sight, giving you the tranquility and peace rarely found within a city. To make your life a little easier we have found some of Melbourne’s finest gardens to explore and even better, they are completely free to visit!
Royal Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne are indisputably one of the city’s most enchanting places, with over 1,800,000 people visiting the gardens each year. As well as its visitors, the locals also hold these gardens in high esteem, valuing the culture and heritage the land brings to their city. In the gardens you can join the Aboriginal Heritage Walk or Garden Discovery Tour to gain a deeper understanding of the city’s heritage, culture and natural wonders. Alternatively, you can simply stroll through the gardens at a leisurely pace embracing the assortment of plants and native wildlife. Either way, a trip to Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens will reveal one of the city’s greatest gems. Find more information here.
Queen Victoria Gardens
The Queen Victoria Gardens is home to one of Melbourne’s unique landmarks, the prominent floral clock that is made up of over 7,000 flowers. The gardens are located opposite the National Gallery of Victoria and Victoria Arts Centre so a relaxing lunch break between city excursions makes for a popular choice. These gardens are smaller than some of Melbourne’s other parks, yet still equally as beautiful with its exceptional landscapes in every direction.
Situated in the heart of the city these quirky gardens in Melbourne can make for a quaint afternoon. With paths lined by English elms and flowerbeds you will instantly be transported into the wonderful haven of Fitzroy Gardens. In the garden expect to be blown away by the stunning floral display in the Spanish styled Conservatory, the unusual fairies tree and the historical Cooks Cottage. Find more information about the gardens here.
This heritage-listed garden is a popular place of interest for those seeking a relaxing break with a beautiful backdrop. The gardens are full of impressive features including its grand water fountain, mini lakes, picturesque flowerbeds and vibrant trees. On pleasant days expect to see a lot of picnics and barbecues underway as visitors make the most of this divine area.
There is an exceptional range of gardens and parks to visit in Melbourne each one with its own unique history. So if you find yourself wondering what to visit in Melbourne and you’re pursuing a little bit of relaxation time, step into Melbourne’s gardens to recuperate and reflect on your holiday so far – because your trip of a lifetime will leave you with memories you won’t ever forget.
The organisation and communication were first class. The flexibility in travelling to the destination was impressive and the hotels where we stayed in were all of a good standard. Our Coach was driven by Ken, who was a character and nothing was too much for him.
Mr & Mrs Hall, Magnificent New Zealand
We both enjoyed the Magnificent New Zealand holiday immensely. The Coach Driver/Tour Guide was excellent and the hotels were really comfortable. The holiday was extremely good value and I would recommend it to anyone waning to taste the Antipodean holiday experience.
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