Nomads Parklands and Heritage Tour

Walking to Good Health!

Melbourne is widely recognised as Australia’s garden city. There is an abundance of parks and gardens close to the CBD, many of which were created by Charles Latrobe, the first Superintendent of Port Phillip District. The city is also recognised for its mix of modern architecture, which intersects with an extensive range of 19th and early 20th century buildings.
 
The walk will start at 10:30am outside the city bound platform of Royal Park Station, situated in Royal Park (181 ha) 4 km north of the CBD. 
 
Walking along the old inner circle rail trail, walkers will travel under Royal parade into Princes Park. The first destination stop is the Melbourne General Cemetery to inspect two memorials. Crossing College Crescent next to inspect Newman College at Melbourne University designed by Walter Burley Griffin. The walk continues down interesting streets of Carlton to the Carlton Gardens (26 ha) and the Exhibition Building (UNESCO site), Melbourne Museum and IMAX Theatre.
 
Next the walk will pass a number of historic buildings including the (old) Salvation Army College, Eastern Hill Fire Station and three Eastern Hill Churches. Passing the old “Flower Pot” the walk enters Treasury Gardens (5.8 ha) for the JFK Memorial then into Fitzroy Gardens (26 ha). Crossing Wellington parade, the walk will traverse Yarra Park (35.5 ha) past the Melbourne Cricket Ground to travel by a bridge over the railway tracks. Passing through the Tennis Precinct to cross via the road bridge over Olympic Boulevard arriving next to the AAMI Rectangle Stadium. Then passing through Gosh's Paddock the walk will use the bridge over the Monash Freeway to connect up to the historic Morell Bridge. At the end of the bridge is an entrance to the Botanic Gardens (35.4 ha).
 
Walking tips: January is summer time. BYO water bottle (refill spots along the route), wear sunscreen, a wide brim hat and sensible footwear for 6 hours of activity. 

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Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

English No Barrier

Dates & Times

When Mon 27 Jan 10:30am
Duration 6hrs

Location

Royal Park Station

Poplar Rd, Parkville

Get directions

Train

Upfield line to Royal Park

Tram

58 to stop 27

Event notes

Warnings

Latecomer lockout, Non-traditional sitting

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