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Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne

Flagstaff Gardens - Melbourne, Australia
Flagstaff Gardens
King Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000Map
+61 3 9658 9658
Neighborhood: Docklands
Overview

Set in the heart of the city, these gardens are a Mecca for lunchtime office workers. The original pines have been replaced with shady oaks and elms, ideal for finding a quiet shady spot to eat a quick sandwich. Being on a hill with one of the best views over Port Phillip Bay, Flagstaff Gardens were named after the flagstaff that used to be raised to announce the arrival of a British ship carrying more new immigrants. The grounds were also an early pioneer burial site, as well as an important Aboriginal meeting place. A walking tour has recently been laid out with markers, giving visitors the opportunity to see the two sides of its history.

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Flagstaff Gardens General Information
  • Type: Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
  • Nearest Train: Flagstaff Station
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