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Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne

The picturesque setting of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne extends over 36 hectares and displays more than 50,000 plants. Diverse plant collections, year-round events, unique tours, and a reputation as one of the world’s finest gardens has made the Royal Botanic Gardens one of Melbourne’s most popular tourist attractions and a great place for Dads to walk, sit and play around with the kids and get some air for a few hours.

Where: Birdwood Avenue South Yarra, Victoria 3141
Distance by car: An easy 5 minute drive from CBD Melbourne
Contact: 03 92522300
Website: http://
Open: 7.30am to sunset every day of the year
Payment: entry is FREE
Kids: Absolutely

There two cafes operating at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

1. The Terrace (within the gardens by the lake)
2. Observatory Cafe (outside opposite the war memorial)

Out door seating is limited and it can be expensive if your purchasing food and drinks. So if it’s a nice day pack a picnic rug and lunch and find yourself a beautiful position on one of the many grassy lawns.