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Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

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Over 10,000 species of native and exotic plants and animals inhabit a lush and immaculately kept landscape at Royal Botanic Gardens. Originally established in 1846 by Lieutenant Governor Charles La Trobe, the gardens today provide 38 hectares (94 acres) of colorful natural displays for you to wander among. The manmade Guilfoyle's Volcano serves as a reservoir and offers you a stunning view of the Melbourne skyline. The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden provides an engaging introduction to botany for kids, and the lake system hosts diverse aquatic species. If you visit during summer, special events happen on the grounds almost daily. To visit Royal Botanic Gardens and other attractions in Melbourne, use our Melbourne tour app.
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  • We visited on our first day in Melbourne. We found it an easy walk from the Southbank. We spent a couple of hours wandering the gardens and found it incredibly peaceful. We loved the various... 
    We visited on our first day in Melbourne. We found it an easy walk from the Southbank. We spent a couple of hours wandering the gardens and found it incredibly peaceful. We loved the various...  more »
  • My partner and I booked the Free Walking Tour in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Process to book is easy to do through the web page. The tour is run by volunteers, usually for small groups I think we were....  more
    My partner and I booked the Free Walking Tour in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Process to book is easy to do through the web page. The tour is run by volunteers, usually for small groups I think we were....  more »
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  • A gorgeous slice of natural beauty right in the heart of Melbourne. Free to visit and explore to your hearts content. Magnificent views of the city to be found all throughout the gardens. Highlights are Fern Gully, Long Island and the Sensory garden. Whilst walking through the temperate rain forested Fern Gully it is hard to believe you are in the middle of Melbourne. One of my favourite places to walk and explore.
  • I know that this is already a very popular tourist spot, but I still believe that it is understated on how amazing this park is. The gardens are really pristine and picturesque with a really amazing atmosphere. There were lots of people having picnics and many facilities to enjoy. There's a kids garden and different themes of gardens. Definitely make this apart of your time if you're visiting melbourne. :)

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