Fitzroy Gardens The Fitzroy Gardens are within walking distance of the city centre, just beyond the Treasury Gardens. Few cities can boast a garden as magnificent as Fitzroy Gardens so close to the city centre. Valued for its historic, aesthetic, architectural, and horticultural significance, the garden is classified by the National Trust and is definitely worth exploring. Royal Botanic Gardens The Royal Botanic Gardens are widely regarded as the finest botanical gardens in Australia, and among the best in the world. Attracting over 1.4 million visitors annually, the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is a treasured part of Melbourne's cultural life and a valuable asset to the heritage-rich city. They are comprised of 35 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens. Treasury Gardens Explore this wedge of lush greenery near Victoria's Parliament precinct on an extensive system of pathways that meander through the park. They are also a popular venue for community events and rallies due to their proximity to the CBD. The garden's fine lawns are a lunchtime retreat for many city workers, as well as being an ideal place for a picnic, barbecue or kick of the football. Como Historic House and Garden Como house is an historic mansion with antique furniture and tells the story of the early Melbourne aristocracy. Sit under the Morton Bay Fig tree and soak in the beauty, sketch the house, read a book, or simply relax. Melbourne Museum The Melbourne Museum in the Carlton Gardens and is Australian's largest musuem. It houses 9 major exhibition areas, including the mind and body gallery, dinosaur exhibits, an indoor rainforest, insect and butterfly collection including real life insects. Melbourne Aquarium Melbourne Aquarium is the newest and most state-of-the-art aquarium in Australia. This is a high-technology aquarium stretching over three levels. It features a Barrier Reef exhibit and a walk through tank with sharks that you can dive with if you so feel! Corner of Queens Wharf Road and King Street. Melbourne Zoo Melbourne Zoo was established in 1862 and is the oldest zoo in the world. The zoo is located only 4km from the city centre at Royal Park. Other highlights of a visit to Melbourne Zoo include the dynamic and interactive meet the keeper presentations and feeding times scheduled regularly throughout the day.
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