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- The tour was great, the guide was lovely and very knowledgeable - shame it was raining! Only recommendation would be for the tour to be an hour rather than an hour and a half, it felt a little like some bits were repetition.Written 4 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Pretty good, designated and well organized layout inside. Visitors can easily find the way to see all kinds of animals. Since it is semi-open space, you can feel the natural and primitive atmosphere by searching those animals. Too be honest, it is not easy to see lots of animals in close distance. Kids are so happy to take a look at those creatures. A good opportunity to teach and interact with kids in zoo. You can spend half day inside to explore what you want. However, sometimes some animals may hide, sleep or go anywhere so that they are not available when you visit.
For me and kids, it is a wonderful experience to visit this historical zoo. Easy to take Trams or Metro trains here. Enjoy.Written 4 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It’s always further to walk than it looks, but a worthwhile relaxation close to the city. Don’t miss Captain Cooks Cottage.Written 21 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Amazing building and lots of history I’d never learnt growing up in NSW. It’s a stunning old building of great historical significance and “Matt with a beard” brought it all to life. An excellent tour with lots of information. Matt was pleasant and informative with a wonderful grasp of the history and the significance of this building and Gabriel his 2IC has a friendly helpful attitude which is welcoming. The art work is fascinating. We loved our tour and would highly recommend it to others. Definitely book in advance so you aren’t disappointed as it is very popular.Written 30 November 2023
- visited two of the beautiful gardens on a Friday and each one was worth visiting. There seemed to be preparations for something on the weekend in both as there were people setting up marqueesWritten 28 April 2023
- Carlton Gardens is a marvelous place for a picnic. The lawns are lush, and the mature deciduous trees provide ample shade in Summer. The Classical fountain is imposing, it's quite spectacular to look at. Carlton Gardens is a boon to the people of Melbourne. The Carlton Gardens adjoin the Exhibition Building, they are easy to get to by tram.Written 5 November 2023
- A decent size beautiful park in the city, with the sight of the beautiful Melbourne City skyscrapers in the foreground. Great for a casual walk, stroll or some exercises. Did not see any possums though. From one end of the park. Queen Victoria Market can be seen just across the other side of the road.Written 1 September 2023
- King's Domain is a landscaped garden, taking in an expansive area of 90 acres (36 ha). In contrast to the rest of the Botanic Garden, which is characterized by mature trees and sweeping lawns, the area between the Government House Reserve and King's Domain is lavishly carpeted with flowers for most of the year. The decorative blooms are a feature of the King's Domain. In keeping its name, KIng's Domain includes the Myer Music Bowl, the Shrine, La Trobe's Cottage, the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden and Government HouseWritten 6 October 2023
- These gardens are bordered by Spring Street, the old Treasury building in Treasury Place, Wellington Parade and Lansdowne Street. The larger Fitzroy Gardens are on the other side of Lansdowne Street.
Whilst smaller than Fitzroy Gardens, they offer the visitor a quiet and tranquil space with lots of grass areas, a water pond with fountains, lovely garden beds and marvellous tree lined pathways.
There are a couple of statues as well at several of the entrances including one of Sir William John Clarke and Robert Burns.Written 24 October 2023
- This 5 ha (12 acre) expanse of parkland is dotted with gardens, ponds, rolling lawns and sculpture. Roses are a feature of the Queen Victoria Gardens, especially in Spring. The magnificent marble sculpture of Queen Victoria dates from 1907. The rotunda is dedicated to Janet Lady Clarke. The floral clock is a popular feature of the Queen Victoria Gardens.Written 6 October 2023
- Walked through the garden a couple of times recently while staying in Melbourne. Situated right beside the Yarra River where all the rowing boat sheds are, quite a few rowing clubs are based here. Interesting to see the rowers training on the water, those boats glide through the water so graciously.
There are some great trees in the garden, loved the group of palms.
At the other end of the garden is a war memorial dedicated to rowing club members from many different clubs from around the State who lost their lives in World War 1. A very touching tribute. A nice walk close to the city CBD.Written 23 June 2023
- What a great place to visit when in Melbourne! The Spanish mission-style building is located on the Fitzroy Gardens grounds. It was opened in 1930 and renovated in 2020. Inside and outside fountains and statue add to the uniqueness of the displays of hydrangeas, fuchsias, begonias, cyclamens and calceolarias. There are koi in the inside fountain. Be sure to look up at the lovely hanging flower baskets. Displays are changed five times a year and are either reused or recycled. Some plants are returned to the grower whiles others are placed in another place for use in future shows. Some are also donated. Take the time and smell the flowers.Written 12 March 2023
- Purchased some very " life like" roses today and had the privilege to be looked after by Jeanette the florist at the Homewares store. Her friendly manner, knowledge and skills were next level. She arranged our flowers beautifully. Her attention to detail was exceptional with the arrangement looking perfect whilst still looking natural.
An absolute pleasure to be served by Jeanette thank you so much!
Rose and RachelWritten 19 February 2023
- We ordered the baked potatoes, turkish eggs, chicken pie and cheese cake. All were good, but the pie was exceptional. Good coffee too.Written 2 March 2021
- Popped by here after spending a day in the CBD and was very impressed. It's located near the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden but has no signage, so it can be easily missed. The waterfall was flowing well and you'll be surrounded by an insane amount of beautiful green foliage. I visited when it was around 30 degrees and the temperature difference when you're next to the waterfall was quite noticeable.
Be mindful of the narrow steps that you need to descend to get down here! Easiest way to get here is by taking a tram to Stop 17 Police Memorial and taking a 10 minute stroll through Kings Domain.Written 7 January 2023
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