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Visit Carlton Gardens to enjoy scenic grounds and a range of cultural attractions. It is a slice of tranquility in Melbourne's bustling central business district. Sightseers flock to this spot, which contains 64 acres (24 hectares) of gardens and attractions, including the Royal Exhibition Building and the Melbourne Museum. Due to its aesthetic, scientific and cultural importance to the city, the area is classified as a World Heritage Site.
Wander the stunning gardens and see classical water fountains, flower displays and decorative lakes. Stroll through the diverse blend of Australian and European trees. Highlights include the Victorian-era Hochgurtel Fountain and the circular French Fountain. There is also a collection of Moreton Bay Figs, which was traditionally a meeting place for local Aboriginal people.
See brushtail possums and ducklings as you wander throughout the grounds. Serve up a few aces at the tennis courts. Take the kids to the playground, which is devised as a Victorian maze. It is full of slides, climbing frames and hiding places.
Embrace history at the Melbourne Museum, which offers many types of displays ranging from the history of dinosaurs, to technology and science. Immerse yourself in a 3-D movie at the IMAX theater, which has the world’s third largest screen. Take a guided tour of the Royal Exhibition Building and admire the domed structure.
Carlton Gardens was initially designed for the Melbourne International Exhibition, held in 1880. When it was built, the Great Hall was the largest building in Australia.
The site is based in the northeastern region of the city’s central business district. Take a tram to any of the stops along Victoria Street and Nicholson Street. Buses lead to Rathdowne Street right by the gardens. Ride the metro to Parliament Railway Station, a 2-minute walk from Carlton Gardens. The station is easily accessible from all lines.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens and Marvel Stadium. Melbourne Central and Queen Victoria Market are also within 1 mi (2 km). Flagstaff Station is 7 minutes by foot and Southern Cross Station is 8 minutes.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, and Melbourne Central. Emporium Melbourne and Festival Hall are also within 15 minutes. Flagstaff Station is only a 4-minute walk and Melbourne Central Station is 7 minutes.
Located in the very heart of the city, the hotel is walking distance to world class shopping, famous theatres, major sporting venues, vibrant entertainment, exceptional restaurants, Crown Casino, and the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Set within the Southbank shopping/business complex and 200 meters (656 feet) from Yarra River, this modern-style hotel is just across Princes Bridge from the city center and within walking distance of Eureka Skydeck 88. The Victorian Arts Centre, Crown Casino, and Melbourne Cricket Ground are nearby.
Located in Chinatown, this hotel is steps from Comedy Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre. Princess Theatre and Bourke Street Mall are also within 10 minutes. Parliament Station is only a 4-minute walk and Melbourne Central Station is 13 minutes.
This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Comedy Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre. Princess Theatre and Melbourne Central are also within 10 minutes. Parliament Station is 8 minutes by foot and Melbourne Central Station is 9 minutes.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Collins Street, Her Majesty's Theatre, and Flinders Lane. Bourke Street Mall and Princess Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Parliament Station is 6 minutes by foot and Melbourne Central Station is 14 minutes.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is steps from State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Central, and RMIT University. QV Centre and Old Melbourne Gaol are also within 10 minutes. Melbourne Central Station is only a 3-minute walk and Flagstaff Station is 10 minutes.