Known for being one of the most historic and beautiful gardens in Melbourne, Fitzroy Gardens is an important Victorian Era landscaped garden in Australia and a prominent attraction in the city. The gardens span across an area of over 26 hectares and was originally intended to be a reserve in 1848. At present, Fitzroy Gardens is well-known for its series of trees that line the pathways in the park as well as the preserved scarred tree in the garden - which is an important Aboriginal site. Cooks' Cottage is another highlight and is a 1934 reconstructed cottage featuring exhibitions about Captain James Cook. The gardens are also home to a wealth of wildlife and visitors will be able to sight several resident critters - from brushtails to ringtail possums to rainbow lorikeets - making it a must-visit for nature lovers.
Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Around 1 – 2 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The scarred tree and Cooks' Cottage
Though designated prayer facilities at Fitzroy Gardens will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, plenty of open area will be available to use during prayer times. Muslim travellers can also visit some of the several mosques in Melbourne such as the Melbourne City Mosque, Broadmeadows Mosque, Carlton Mosque, City Mosque and the Meadow Heights Mosque.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Fitzroy Gardens can visit some of the numerous Halal restaurants in Melbourne. Little Malaysia, Abdul's Halal Takeaway Food and Sawasdee Thai are just a few popular Halal eateries, with several other Indian and Middle Eastern Halal restaurants being available across Melbourne.