This map shows a number of Melbourne parks within walking distance of the Fitzroy Gardens and how to get there on foot.
Treasury Gardens (5 minutes)
Adjoining the Fitzroy Gardens, Treasury Gardens is a popular lunch spot for people who work in the central city. The gardens also feature a lake and a memorial to former US President, John F Kennedy. This is a great route to take to get to the centre of Melbourne.
Carlton Gardens (25 minutes)
Part of the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens site, these gardens are also home to the Melbourne Museum and the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, held each autumn.
The southern end of the gardens was designed to complement the Exhibition Building, a layout which is still substantially intact today. Features include the parterre (patterned) garden beds, the plane tree avenue (the Grand Allee) and the Hochgurtel Fountain.
Yarra Park and Melbourne Cricket Ground (15 minutes)
One of the earliest areas of publicly reserved land in Melbourne, Yarra Park also contains two scarred trees, similar to the one in the Fitzroy Gardens.
Located in Yarra Park are the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), home to cricket and Australian rules football and the National Sports Museum. From Yarra Park, a footbridge leads to Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Tennis Open.
Birrarung Marr (20 minutes)
Take a leisurely stroll along the Yarra River back to the city centre and Federation Square.
Created in 2000, Birrarung Marr was built on the site of disused railway yards. Its name means 'river of mist' in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people, one of the five language groups of the Kulin Nation
Park features include the Federation Bells, public artworks, the former Yarra Bank Speakers Corner, a playground, and ArtPlay, a creative arts space for children. A stormwater harvesting system is located under the lawns.
Alexandra Gardens/Kings Domain (30–60 minutes)
Walk some of the 19th-century circle of green which surrounds the centre of Melbourne. This walk will take you through Birrarung Marr and over the Yarra River to the extensive parklands known as the Domain.
The famous Tan Track, much loved by walkers and joggers, and the southern entrance (Gate G) to the magnificent Royal Botanic Gardens can be found here.
A stroll through Alexandra Gardens will take you past Riverslide skate park, the rowing sheds lining the southern bank of the Yarra River and back to the city.