Royal Botanic Gardens

Melbourne City Walks

Numerous looping pathways through the gardens, starting from the Visitor Centre with a range of ornamental ponds and lakes, garden, plant and tree collections.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Wheelchair Accessibility
Public Transport
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Swamp or Wetland
Arid or Desert
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Main access from Birdwood Avenue Visitor Centre, which is located just across the Yarra River from the CBD. Travel by tram down St Kilda Road and hop off at the Shrine of Remembrance, where the gardens are on its far side.

There are also several other access gates around the gardens.


Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

'You are here' maps are located around the gardens.

Route/Trail notes:

Take your time and meander along the various pathways to visit selected areas of interest.



Other References/Comments:

With time to spare, the Shrine of Remembrance is well worth a visit.

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Never thought of my walk around the Botanic Gardens as a ‘bushwalk’, but on returning from Melbourne discovered that a contributor had just posted this for the first time. Could it have been we were both there on the same day? No not quite.
There is always a wealth of information around these places on the various tree species that help identification when out in the wilds.

F.A.B. on 10 Jun, 2022

Variety of scenery and quiet spots to sit and enjoy.

Wanderlust on 23 May, 2022


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