Sitting an easy ten minutes walk southeast of the Central Business District (CBD), heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens is one of Melbourne’s most quaint green spaces. Criss-crossed with avenues of elegant elm trees along paths paved in the shape of a Union Jack, the 26 hectare picnic-perfect parkland is home to Cook’s Cottage—once owned by the famous Captain’s parents and brought all the way over from Yorkshire in England. Equally enchanting is the magical Fairies' Tree carved with nymphs and native Australian animals, and the twee miniature model tudor village. Or horticulturalists can enjoy the spectacular floral displays within the Spanish-style conservatory.
By Eleani Purcell, AFAR Local Expert
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Contributed by Nicole Smith AFAR LOCAL AUSSIE EXPERT Just outside the CBD, the Fitzroy Gardens encompass wide lanes lined with English elms, vast lawns, and a weird, but wonderful collection of fountains, statues, and such. Cook's Cottage, the reassembled childhood home of Captain Cook, is here too—but the real reason to go is for a bit of peace and quiet. To book this experience, contact Judy Perl email@example.com
Sponsored by Tourism Australia
Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
+61 3 9658 9658