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Flagstaff Gardens

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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Another lovely garden

We overlooked this garden from our hotel. Main features of the garden include a children's play area and tennis courts. It has many trees and large lawn areas.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Diane K
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We overlooked this garden from our hotel. Main features of the garden include a children's play area and tennis courts. It has many trees and large lawn areas.

Thank Diane K
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Green and peaceful place to go for a stroll or to sit and eat lunch. Lots of bench seats to sit on too. Great that it's close to a lot of office buildings too. I'm told it's the site of Melbourne';s first cemetery so it has some history too.

Thank infrequenttravellor
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went there in an evening for picnic - saw lotsssss of possums. I think they are cute but my friend said they look like rat to her LOL People will feed them plain bread and even apple. Heard that there are many other different wild animals in this park but I couldn't see any others... Anyway it is a very... More 

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Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Flagstaff Gardens with Flagstaff Hill is the oldest public park in Melbourne, established in 1862 and classified by The National Trust of Australia. Adjacent to Melbourne CBD, this 7.2 hectare park is noted for its informal layout of lawns and flower beds and especially for its magnificent old specimen trees. It is a popular spot for office workers to take... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I have been here many times over the years, whether it is for a social event at the Bowling Club (I think the bar is open to visitors) or for a work picnic. My recent visit saw me there in the evening. I think children would love running on the lawns at dusk as the grass is so soft and... More 

Thank platypus150
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Flagstaff Gardens are so called because a flagstaff was located here, and a flag was run up when a ship was sighted coming into the bay. It's still an elevated point, but now it's a leafy garden. A variety of sports are also played here. Often workers in nearby offices bring a ball for a game of kick to kick.... More 

Thank Jeffry B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

One of the wonderful parks within the inner city area of Melbourne. We were here at dusk, still a fair few people about.

Thank Scott N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A quiet place to spend your day and a very lovely park to visit with your love ones. On the corner, there is a free tram stop. So your adventure can start from here. Enjoy ^_^

Thank Dibz A
Watsonville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

it is a very convenient location which provides some calmness among the hustle and bustle of the big city. Just got to remember to look in opposite direction when crossing the streets because the Aussies drive on the other side of the road.

Thank 427BeatleBob
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

unlike other garden and parks in Melbourne CBD, this one is the most quiet and peaceful one, but it doesn't mean its not beautiful, it has a lot of nice tall trees, in Autumn they all turn beautifully yellow, more than any other gardens and parks in Melbourne, and because its quieter , the BBQ stand is easier to book,... More 

Thank James C

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