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.
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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Start at Treasury Gardens at the statue of William John Clarke near Spring St.
Already city noises start to fade into the distance. There are lots of seats along here and the whole walk. Listen for birds.
Once you cross Lansdowne St, get the blood pumping and pick up the pace along this gentle incline to the 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.
This brilliant fountain and flower garden is about halfway.
The Rotunda was built in 1873 and is one of a few along the walk that can provide shelter during inclement weather.
These two icons of the Gardens bring a smile to many. If you have children, why not bring them here on a weekend?
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.
How's that for a walk? Hope you are feeling refreshed and alive and ready to face the working afternoon.