Fitzroy Gardens refresher

14 Spring Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

Fitzroy Gardens refresher

14 Spring Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
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30 m
2.01 km
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This is a great walk to do at lunch time for people working in the CBD near to Parliament or to take the kids on the weekend.

Fitzroy Gardens refresher

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The is a fabulous walk for children as there is lots of room for them to run wild and explore. Visit the Fairy Tree, Tudor Village, Cooks Cottage and more!

Build some physical activity into your working day, this walk will reinvigorate. You will get exercise while escaping the hustle and bustle and getting some green time.

Take a colleague or two and make it social or turn it into a walking meeting. Walking meetings are not only a good way of getting exercise they are a great way of solving problems, coming up with ideas and reaching consensus on issues. A good walk gets the blood running and the creative juices flowing!

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Points of Interest

1. The start

Start at Treasury Gardens at the statue of William John Clarke near Spring St.

2. The path to Fitzroy Gardens

Already city noises start to fade into the distance. There are lots of seats along here and the whole walk. Listen for birds.

3. The gentle incline to the Fountain

Once you cross Lansdowne St, get the blood pumping and pick up the pace along this gentle incline to the River God Fountain.

4. River God Fountain

There is something wonderful about the sound of the water at this fountain. Take a moment to pause and look back down the Gardens.

5. Grey St Fountain

This brilliant fountain and flower garden is about halfway.

6. The Rotunda

The Rotunda was built in 1873 and is one of a few along the walk that can provide shelter during inclement weather.

7. The Fairy Tree and Tudor Village

These two icons of the Gardens bring a smile to many. If you have children, why not bring them here on a weekend?

8. Captain Cook's Cottage

Cooks' Cottage is on the left. Built in England in 1755 and said to be the oldest building in Australia, it was brought to Melbourne in 1934.

9. Finish on Spring St

How's that for a walk? Hope you are feeling refreshed and alive and ready to face the working afternoon.


Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
General General
Public Transport Public Transport
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets


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