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Royal Botanic Gardens

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  • Walk Length: 4.5 km
  • Walk duration: 2 hours
  • Walk Grade: Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Style: Return
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Royal Botanic Gardens

Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Short

Walk Area:  Melbourne - Inner

Getting there:  Train, Tram, Car

Distance from Melbourne GPO: 2 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Good

Walk data collected: 2009

Walk details provided by:  Bushwalking Victoria

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Getting There

Train:  Take train into Flinders Street Station, then catch a tram or walk.  Once over the Yarra River you can walk through parks all the way to the Botanic Gardens (take left hand side of St Kilda Rd heading out of town).

Tram: Trams 3, 5, 6, 8, 64, 67 and 72 from Flinders Street Station in Swanston Street.  Get off at Stop 18, Coventry Street

Car:  There is limited street parking in Birdwood Avenue, St Kilda Rd, Anderson Street and Domain Rd.  Parking heavily used by office workers and local residents.

Public transport timetables

Further Information

The Gardens are open from 7.30am daily.  For closing times and information on guided tours check with the Visitor Centre on 03 9252 2429 or  Entry is free.  Tours of the garden are available.

Melway Maps: 2F, 2G, 2L.  An excellent map is available from the Visitor Centre.

Dogs are permitted on a leash.

There are 2 cafes and shops.

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