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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Open Now: 07:30 - 18:00
Open today: 07:30 - 18:00
Aboriginal Heritage Walk - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
from US$25.41*
Aboriginal Heritage Walk - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
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Visit Melbourne's inner-city oasis. Over 10,000 plant species from around the world are presented in a kaleidoscope of colour and texture. Sweeping lawns, tranquil lakes and majestic trees are home to an amazing range of wildlife.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Birdwood Ave | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
+61 3 9252 2300
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Reviewed today

A delightful place to stroll with great views of the city. Good maps and labels. Go to the cafe for a reasonably priced lunch.

Thank het
Reviewed yesterday

Ok, yes the gardens are good but dont try talking to the ground staff who didnt seem to like visitors. One was rude and very curt with us. My guess is the gardens are better in spring as when we went it was not very...More

Thank iwells6
Reviewed 2 days ago

The garden was open until night. It was long walk inside and most shops had closed. I could see different roses, rare species of plants and pond with ducklings. I missed volcanic side, could not find it as it was very late evening and quite...More

Thank Saket G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love Botanic gardens in general. The one here in Melbourne is definitely worth to visit. It has a large extension and many diverse areas to visit. Take a book with you and chill out in this beautiful park (access is also for free)

Thank A L
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is one of the fantastic places to visit in Melbourne. A cafe in the center of the garden has a beautiful view. I strongly recommend people to go there when rotas flower bloom in the pond.

Thank anvas2001
Reviewed 2 days ago

As lovely as Melbourne is, sometimes you need to get away from the full-on lifestyle and there are few places better suited to relax you than the Botanic Gardens. A few minutes walk from the CBD and you are in a tranquil paradise. It is...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went there on are way to the shrine, a lovely place to chill and enjoy the surroundings , there was some live music in different locations around the gardens which was relaxing , there was an event going on in the night which you...More

Thank BazzaKidwelly
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The gardens are so many things in one. Great for relaxing on the lawns or taking a leisurely walk with the family or taking the dog for a run. Magnificent in every season. We attended Fire Gardens as part of Melbourne Festival and saw the...More

Thank Marta S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a walk around the gardens on Saturday morning and up to Guilfoyes Volcano, watching the purple swamp hens amongst the reeds. A lovely area to walk in and enjoy the oasis in the city,

Thank SueLodder
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a beautiful mild Spring day when we as a family decided to visit the gardens. A short walk from the city takes you to an amazing experience. A compilation of plants and trees from many countries, waterfalls, ponds with ducks, many restful areas...More

Thank Daniel M
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Sabir S S
20 September 2018|
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Response from Yvette P | Reviewed this property |
There is no entry fee. No specific parking but plenty of street parking or trams around the area
23 June 2018|
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Response from DustyMilo17 | Reviewed this property |
Been a while since I've had coffee there but places like this tend to be very inconsistent with their quality of coffee depending on who is making the coffee.
Catherine B
6 November 2017|
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Response from RBGVictoria | Property representative |
Hi Catherine B, We have a great Children's Garden at Melbourne Gardens. I'm unable to paste the link here, but head to our website and search under "Attractions" under "Visit Melbourne". Hope to see you soon!
31 October 2017|
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Response from RBGVictoria | Property representative |
Hi raiemoss, The Garden Explorer bus departs from the bus stop by Oak Lawn every hour on weekends from 11am. If you have any further questions, please call our Visitor Centre 03 9252 2429.
Thanh N
6 October 2017|
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Response from Vlaďka D | Reviewed this property |
It is a nice 15 min. walk from the city (where the free tram zone is). Anyway you can also get closer, for example by trams going along St Kilda Road (St Kilda direction).