Things to do in Parkville

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Parkville, Melbourne

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  • Stacey O
    Dallas, TX18 contributions
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    Melbourne Zoo is one of the nicest we’ve ever visited. It’s clean and well thought out. The animals appeared to be very well cared for and their habitats designed so they can be out if/when they choose. Unfortunately, the platypus wasn’t up for visitors the day we visited so we left Australia without ever getting to see one. 😭
    Written 10 January 2024
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
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    Royal Park is a large inner park on the outskirts of the City of Melbourne. In fact, it's the most expansive park in the City. The park has a wide range of sporting facilities, and an up-to-date playground for children. The Royal Park Golf Course is a breeding place for champions, and it's only 3 km (2 miles) from the City. He best place to access the park is through Gatehouse St.
    Written 14 November 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
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    The University of Melbourne is one of Australia's pre-eminent universities. The main campus is located in Parkville, an inner-city Melbourne suburb. It is known as the Sandstone University; it never ceases to evolve. The University of Melbourne's first Chancellor was Sir Redmond Barry, an Anglo-Irish jurist. From its foundation in 1853, the university continued to expand, spurred by the wealth generated by the Great Australian Gold Rush. The University of Melbourne offers many professional level courses, aimed at local and overseas students.
    Written 20 August 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
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    Percy Grainger (1882-1961) was born in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Brighton. He spent much of his life overseas, where he won acclaim as a pianist, arranger, folklorist and composer. The Grainger Museum, on the Parkville campus of the University of Melbourne, is said to be the only museum devoted to a single individual in Australia. Currently, the museum features Grainger's devotion to self-flagelation. It's best to check on opening hours before you go. By the way, I think the exterior of the museum is ugly, but the exhibitions are interesting.
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
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    Despite a hard winter, Trin Waaren Tam-boore pond is showing signs of life, The nearby White's Skinhk Habitat is a valuable nature reserve. This waterhole is a refuge for birds and aquatic animals. IThis wetland is easy to get to by tram from the city of Melbourne.. It has a surprising variety of wildlife.
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
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    The Old Quad and Law School is an events space and museum on the University of Melbourne's Parkville Campus. It was constructed in 1856, making it one of the University's original buildings. The site is an impressive example of the stonemasons' art. The Old Quad had a key role in Australia's industrial history. In April 1856, workers walked off the job and marched into the City demanding an 8 Hour Day, which they eventually achieved. The Old Quad has a commemorative plaque attesting to this fact.
    Written 7 May 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
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    Trinity College is associated with the University of Melbourne. Trinity College is also known as the University of Divinity and also hosts the Trinity College Theological School. The most impressive structure on the campus is the Trinity College Chapel, an imposing red brick building with stained glass windows. The Theological School teaches students about religion in a way that engages them with the modern world
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia27,729 contributions
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    Wardlow is just one house among so many that are worth attention. The area was one where the monied came to build. Wardlow is a boom period Italianate metropolitan middle class house that dates back to the 1880s. Much has been kept true to the original (exteriors and garden).
    Written 7 October 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
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    Nocklofty was built in 1906, this unique house is an reminder of ornate Federation-era cratsmanship. The fretwork, which features birds, plant and animals, was hand-crafted by the owner, who was a self-taught wood carver. Features such as the leadlight windows and tuckpointed brickwork are rarely seen in modern residences. Nocklofty is at the Sydney Road end of Royal Parade, adjacdent to a small park.
    Written 7 October 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
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    This reserve is rather plain, It fronts on Flemington Road then runs backwards for quite a way. The children's playground is fun for the younger ones. Apart from the toilet, there's also a water fountain. Eivers Reserve is easy to access from Flemington Road, it's a good place to kick a ball around.
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
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    The 1888 Building began life as a teachers' college. It is a handsome building, that has evolved into a graduate school that is part of the University of Melbourne. It can be seen easily from Grattan Street. Its intricate architecture reflects fashions of the late 19th century, when it was constructed.
    Written 21 January 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
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    Hockey and netball are played here. Hockey is called "field hockey' in the United States. In Australia, it is a popular participant sport. Netball is played mainly in the British Commonwealth. Netball is the most popular participant sports among girls. There is also an Australia-wide professional league. The Netball and Hochey Centre is easy to find, it's in Poyal Park, close to Melbourne.
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
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    The Chemistry Building at the University of Melbourne has always been a landmark on the campus. It has been extensively renovated in contemporary style, befitting its status as an academic center of excellence. Once again, it's a feature of the Parkville campus.
    Written 24 August 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
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    The Union House Theatre is located in the Union Building at the University of Melbourne. It has been the fountainhead of Australian drama. It has staged the first nights af many memorable Australian plays, including "The Summer of the 17th Doll" by Ray Lawler, a landmark in Australian theatre.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • NZer_101
    Christchurch, New Zealand283 contributions
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    Found my way to this spot within Melbourne University only to find it closed. Several other university museums were either not accessible to the public or had nothing on display. Others were open and marvellous, like the Grainger.
    Written 12 November 2018
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