Set in the heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens, this visitor centre is your first stop from which to explore the beautiful surrounds and Cooks' Cottage.

Speak to the friendly team about the attractions at the gardens and get their tips for the best local spots to visit.

The centre offers:

  • information about sights in the gardens

  • personal insights about Melbourne

  • free self-guided walking maps

  • brochures and Melbourne maps

  • public transport information

  • free Wi-Fi and connectivity to tourism websites

  • gift shop

  • KereKere Green cafe

Location

Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Parade, East Melbourne 3002

Dates and times

Thursday to Monday 10am to 4pm.

Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Important information about your visit

The health and safety of our staff and the community is our top priority. In addition to our standard cleaning practices, we have introduced a number of precautionary measures at our Visitor Centres for your safety.

  • Encouraging the practice of good hygiene 

  • Providing hand sanitiser for people entering our centres

  • Increased cleaning of high contact surfaces

  • Protective screens at service counters

  • Cashless transactions

  • Capacity limits to maintain social distance

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