Melbourne Walks From Federation Square 1 , walk or
catch a free City Circle tram in an easterly
On the corner of George and Powlett (cnr Simpson and Hotham streets). Built in
streets is a grand house that is now four 1886, it is three private homes.
direction from tram stop 5 to the corner of apartments 7 . Built in the 1860s and Turn left into Hotham Street. Next to
Spring Street and Treasury Gardens. Enter extended in the 1930s, it was home to Queen Bess Row is Sydenham House 15 ,
Treasury Gardens opposite Flinders Lane.
Sir Benjamin Benjamin, Mayor of
Elegant Cross Lansdowne Street and continue Melbourne in the 1880s.
built in 1856 as a girls’ school, while
Dorset Terrace (No. 114-120) 16 has front
straight ahead into the Fitzroy Gardens.
Enclave Pass the 1930 conservatory and Cooks’
Divert briefly left at Powlett Street for two
neighbouring homes from the 1880s.
doors unusually placed diagonally to the
gates. Opposite is the former 1880s Cairns
Cottage 2 on your left. The cottage, Foynes (No. 52) and Eastcourt 8 have Memorial Presbyterian Church 17 ,
shipped from England, was the home of masses of iron lacework. Back on George converted into apartments after a fire in
explorer James Cook’s parents. Street, the house (No. 125b) 9 at the the 1980s.
Take a stroll from the city to
Emerge from the gardens, cross end of a drive was part of an early farm, Turn right into the lane next to Dorset
East Melbourne and discover Clarendon Street and continue east while the Art Deco flats (No. 109) 10 Art Deco flats, George Street
Terrace. It is the back of magnificent
elaborate ironwork, classic into George Street. Hepburn Terrace were built in 1930. Canterbury Terrace (seen later). Cross Gipps
columns and lofty verandas (No. 199-209) 3 was built in 1874 and When you see the George Street café, Street and continue into Nunn Lane, noting
is a fine example of the Victorian homes continue straight ahead on the street’s the Victorian home on the lane’s right side
from the Victorian era. that define inner Melbourne. Two left side before returning to the café with its contemporary addition 18 .
Walking time 1.5 hours mansions opposite each other via the other side. Along here are a Turn left into Grey Street and left again
Distance 3 Kilometres (No. 193 and 188) 4 have been converted 1920s post office (No. 24) 11 ; into Powlett Street. The 1868 home
beautifully restored. and Georgian Court (No. 21) 12 , built as (No. 138) 19 has an unusual opera-box-
One of East Melbourne’s oldest homes apartments in 1860; and the 1865 home style balcony. Like other houses along
is the 1856 terrace (No. 182) 5 , while of Melbourne’s first surveyor, Robert here, it looks two storied but, because
behind the hedge is gracious Braemar Russell (No. 49) 13 . of a slope, is three storeys at the rear.
(No. 178) 6 , dating to 1865 and nearly Turn right into Simpson Street to view A few doors down, the house at No. 130 20
demolished in the 1970s. magnificent Queen Bess Row 14 Queen Bess Row, Hotham Street
was built in 1867.
Exhi bi t io n Stre et
R uss e l l Stre et
Spr i n g Stre et
Co l l i ns Stre et
F l i n d e rs La n e ee
St Paul’s 33
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F l i n d e rs Stre et 2 20
Cooks’ 23 21 Nunn
Cottage Hotham 24
MCC Garden 32 Place 25
Stop #5 1 Nursery
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Continuing on Powlett Street is
Canterbury Terrace (No. 82-112) 27 .
Federation Square Tourist Information
Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square
Built in 1878, it is Melbourne’s longest Open seven days a week 9am to 6pm
terrace, with 16 homes. Atrium and BMW Edge (excluding Christmas Day)
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Pass by Magnolia Court which was Birrarung Melbourne Visitor Booth in the
Ormiston Ladies College. In the early Marr
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and the early days of the Australian Ballet. Australian
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discover the canopied back entrance of a dressed in their distinctive red uniforms in the
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Cantebury Terrace, Powlett Street mews house. central city.
Back on Powlett Street, the terrace house Mon to Sat 10am to 4pm, Sun noon to 3pm
Alfred Deakin Building Square
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Turn right into Hotham Street for the 1861 Bookings are essential.
bluestone home (No. 157) 29 dubbed Taxi
St Paul’s Court Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle
The Gothic House. It was designed by Melbourne Rank
Hop on and off at any of the 13 stops along the
architect Joseph Reed (who designed Centre
route at key city destinations, guided by an
Melbourne Town Hall, State Library and informative on-board commentary. The complete
Royal Exhibition Building) for deputy Flind
trip takes approximately an hour and a half. The
surveyor-general Clement Hodgkinson Your walk Station
bus runs every 30 minutes between 9.30am and
(who designed the Fitzroy and Treasury starts here
4.30pm daily excluding Christmas Day.
The Gothic House, Hotham Street gardens). The Ian Potter Centre Australian Centre for For further information, visit www.
Opposite is Fairhall (No. 154) 30 , an NGV Australia the Moving Image
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10am to 5pm 11.30am to late There are a number of self-guided walks in
the late 1800s. At No. 155 25 , Café Chinotto Taxi Restaurant this series. These walks were developed by
artist-author Norman Lindsay (who wrote *The Johnston Collection Mon to Sun Federation Square and the City of Melbourne.
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