Housed in a beautiful Renaissance revival–style building that was formerly the Royal Mint, this small museum is dedicated to Greek...
Queen Victoria Market
With over 600 traders, the Vic Market is the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere and attracts thousands of shoppers. It's...
Hidden down an unsigned laneway off Franklin St en route to the Vic Market, Blender Lane features some of Melbourne's best street art....
Padre Coffee Queen Vic Market
This outpost of the Padre Coffee empire is the perfect pitstop when wandering around the market.
Expect to queue on weekends at this heaving little laneway cafe. Sit outdoors under the awnings or in the cute interior for breakfasts...
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Flagstaff Gardens information
Originally known as Burial Hill, these gardens were the site of Melbourne's first cemetery, where eight of the city’s early settlers were buried. Today its pleasant open lawns are popular with workers taking a lunchtime break. The gardens contain trees that are well over 100 years old, including Moreton Bay fig trees and a variety of eucalypts, including spotted, sugar gums and river red gums. There are plenty of possums about, but don't feed them.
The hill once provided one of the best views out to the bay, so a signalling station was set up here: when a ship was sighted arriving from Britain, a flag was raised on the flagstaff to notify the settlers. The Wurundjeri people also found it significant for the same useful vista, which stretches as far as Mt Macedon.