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  • Address: Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 3000, Australia
  • Hours: Open 7:30am - sunset every day
  • Admission: Free

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Royal Botanic Gardens

The lovely landscaped grounds of Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens spread for almost 100 acres south of the city center, providing Melbourne with the much-appreciated foliage of more than 50,000 plants.

The gardens were established in 1846, and over the years they've become recognised as one of the finest examples of Victorian-era landscaping in the world. The mix of native and introduced species provides inspiration for would-be gardeners, and the manicured lawns are a popular spot for picnics and parties.

You'll find tranquil ornamental lakes dotted with waterbirds, a herbarium and an observatory, plus conservatories and glasshouses filled with exotic blooms. Follow winding pathways past fern gullies and eucalyptus, or join Melbourne's joggers running rings around The Tan, the gardens' running track

Practical Info

Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens are on the southern bank of the Yarra River, edging the upmarket suburb of South Yarra. They're a pleasant 15-minute walk from the city center – just cross the river to St Kilda Road then follow your nose into the trees. Trams run up and down St Kilda Road throughout the day, or you can take a South Yarra-bound tram to Domain Road to enter the gardens through the main gate.

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Aboriginal Melbourne Tour: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Koorie Heritage Trust, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Aboriginal Melbourne Tour: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Koorie Heritage Trust

Take an Aboriginal tour through Melbourne, known as the Kulin Nation to its traditional owners. Journey into their ancestral lands during an Aboriginal ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.20
Melbourne City Afternoon Tour with Punting at the Gardens, Melbourne, Cultural Tours
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Melbourne City Afternoon Tour with Punting at the Gardens

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Visit the beautiful Botanic Gardens and experience a relaxing punt ride on Ornamental Lake. Continue to the trendy bayside suburbs of St Kilda and Brighton ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.72
Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise, Melbourne, Half-day Tours
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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5000 Reviews

What could be a more memorable way to enjoy a meal in Melbourne than a gourmet dinner cruise along the Yarra River? Watch the city light up during this 3-hour ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 3-hours (2-hours for Sunday Dinner Cruise)

From USD $81.99
Best of Melbourne City Tour with Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Dinner, Melbourne, Dining Experiences
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Best of Melbourne City Tour with Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 217 Reviews

Explore Melbourne by river, coach and tram on a full-day tour that shares the best of this vibrant city. See the South Wharf, Royal Botanic Gardens, Shrine of ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.73
Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise, Melbourne, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 1254 Reviews

Discover the best of Melbourne on a morning sightseeing tour that includes an optional boat cruise along the Yarra River. First travel by comfortable coach to ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 to 5 hours

From USD $53.88
Highlights of Melbourne Cruise, Melbourne, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 1188 Reviews

Cruise the Yarra river and admire Melbourne's spectacular skyline on a two hour narrated city cruise. Your cruise includes both the down and up river routes, ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.64
Melbourne City Afternoon Tour, Melbourne, Day Cruises
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Melbourne City Afternoon Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 707 Reviews

Explore Melbourne on an afternoon coach tour of the outskirts of the CBD and also visit the inner suburbs of St Kilda, Brighton and Elwood. See vibrant ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.76
Half-Day Melbourne City Tour Including Yarra River Cruise From Melbourne, Melbourne, Half-day Tours
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Half-Day Melbourne City Tour Including Yarra River Cruise From Melbourne

4.5 star rating: Recommended 77 Reviews

Cruise the calm waters of the Yarra River, past Melbourne's art, food and shopping precincts towards the Docklands area. Back on land join your premium ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $66.37
Melbourne Bike Tour with Lunch, Melbourne, Half-day Tours
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Melbourne Bike Tour with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Explore Melbourne by bike with a local guide who shows you famous locations and little-known gems on an intimate 2-wheeled tour through the city. Snap photos ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.11
Half-Day Melbourne City Laneways and Arcades Tour with Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne, Bike & Mountain ... 
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Half-Day Melbourne City Laneways and Arcades Tour with Eureka Skydeck

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Find out why year after year, Melbourne is voted the world's "Most Livable City" with a comprehensive half day morning tour around the highlights of ...  Read more

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.25

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