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Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens is a spacious Victorian-era landscaped garden and educational and horticultural treasure in the heart of the city. Established in 1846, the 38-hectare (93.9-acre) garden showcases over 50,000 plants, including rare exotic species and threatened native plants. Explore the complex of gardens, groves and conservatories and learn about the breathtaking diversity of the plant kingdom, as well as local Aboriginal cultural heritage, intriguing ecosystems and historic artifacts.
Stroll along the gardens’ paved pathways and experience a showcase of exotic and native plants. You’ll see heritage 19th-century plantings and ancient river red gums that pre-date European settlement in the area. Wander down to the edge of the lake and see if you can spot native ducks and black swans.
Delve into the shady bamboo grove or visit the Fern Gully to find a magical garden of tranquil greenery. At the southeast corner of the gardens, look for Guilfoyle’s Volcano, a man-made water reservoir that was built in 1876. Explore the reservoir’s landscaped gardens and see a fantastic viewpoint over the city.
Check out the Tropical Glasshouse to inspect an international collection of ferns, orchids and bromeliads. Kids can have an exciting hands-on experience at the Children’s Garden, while visitors of all ages can enjoy the interactive program of events and workshops held daily. Experience the Aboriginal Heritage Walk or get creative at the Plant Craft Cottage. Rest at one of the picnic areas or pavilions, or take a seat at one of the gardens’ two cafés.
Make the most of a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens by getting on board the Garden Explorer, a hop-on, hop-off service that completes a loop of the gardens in 50 minutes and includes live commentary. The gardens’ Visitor Centre contains maps and brochures for planning your visit, as well as a gift shop.
The Royal Botanic Gardens is located on the southern banks of the Yarra River in inner Melbourne and is easily accessible by bike, tram and car. The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle also makes a stop at the gardens. This popular Melbourne attraction is free to visit daily until sunset.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this apartment building is steps from Collins Street and Rialto Towers.
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 3-minute walk and Melbourne Central Station is 7 minutes.
Located in the heart of Melbourne, this family-friendly aparthotel is within walking distance of Collins Street, SEA LIFE Melbourne, and Royal Arcade. Also nearby are Flinders Lane and Hardware Lane.
This luxury aparthotel is located in Southbank (Melbourne Central Business District), close to Eureka Skydeck 88, Southbank Promenade, and Federation Square. Also nearby are Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Bourke Street Mall.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is steps from Yarra Riverfront, Melbourne Arts Centre, and Eureka Tower. Eureka Skydeck 88 and National Gallery of Victoria are also within 5 minutes. Flinders Street Station is 5 minutes by foot and Melbourne Central Station is 18 minutes.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Federation Square and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Melbourne Central and Rod Laver Arena are also within 1 mi (2 km). Parliament Station is only a 4-minute walk and Jolimont Station is 13 minutes.
Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Vincent's Hospital, Parliament House of Victoria, and Princess Theatre. Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building are also within 15 minutes. Parliament Station is 5 minutes by foot and Jolimont Station is 12 minutes.
This luxury aparthotel is located in Melbourne (Melbourne Central Business District), close to Flagstaff Gardens, Hardware Lane, and Melbourne Central. Also nearby are Queen Victoria Market and Emporium Melbourne.