Named after John Pascoe Fawkner, one of the founders of Melbourne back in 1835, the extensive 101 acres of Fawkner Park includes 2 art deco pavilions, tennis courts, childrens playgrounds and beautiful expanses of lawns and meandering pathways. Come down for an afternoon of sports, or just spectating with a picnic and barbecue amongst the elms, poplars and oaks.
Como Historic House and Garden
Como House was built in 1847 by Edward Eyre Williams and his wife Jessie Gibbon, both part of the elite of the colony at the time. They named the house after Lake Como in Italy, where he proposed to her, and the romance is reflected in the beautiful ‘mix of Australian Regency and the classic Italianate architecture.’ Since the Williams family lived here it has been sold on many times, before being bought by the Armytage family, where it stayed for over 95 years until it was handed over to the National Trust in 1959, who have endeavoured to restore both the house and the gardens to their original glory, making this an exciting and informative glimpse into Melbourne’s past.
Housing some of Australia’s finest art work, the Gould Galleries aim is to promote, display and ultimately sell the work of contemporary Aussie artists. They also own and exhibit fantastic pieces by prominent 19th and 20th century artists like Arthur Boyd, Jeffrey Smart and the renowned Sir Arthur Streeton. This is the perfect place to visit and immerse yourself in the works of this vibrant and dynamic nation.
Herring Island Sculpture Park
An pocket of calm in the middle of the Yarra River, the Herring Island Sculpture Park is a must-visit for both art and nature lovers. Explore the island and discover beautiful sculptures, all in keeping with the natural setting and traditional Aboriginal culture. You can only access the island by boat from the Como Landing in South Yarra, and you can board the punt for only $2 per person.
The Capital City Trail
The Capital City Trail is perfect if you’re in the mood for a walk, run or even a cycle around Melbourne. Made up of small trails, it joins the smaller suburbs together to create the 29km loop around the city and offers fantastic views. Whether you join for the whole loop, or just a section, the Capital City Trail always makes for a great outing.
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