In the early twentieth century, many Europeans that came to Melbourne chose to settle in Carlton. It is an inner-northern suburb of Melbourne. Carlton is renowned for its beautiful old townhouses, breath-taking views, delicious restaurants, deep roots in sports, and being a popular hangout for many University students. What’s more, it is within walking distance of the University of Melbourne. All in all, it is a mature suburb with plenty of character. Its characteristics make it the ideal location for those getting around on foot as well.
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The must-see attraction was designed for the Melbourne International Exhibition, which was held in 1880. Carlton Gardens is also a world heritage listed site in the Carlton suburb. When you step foot into the gardens, you will be greeted by elaborate fountains, ornamental lakes, beautiful flowerbeds, and mature European trees. The special thing about the trees is that they feature distinctive changes per season. Your to-do list should include checking out the famous Circular French Fountain and Victorian Era Hochgurtel fountain. All in all, the Carlton Gardens is a stellar place to enjoy a cosy barbeque or lovely picnic with your family members and friends on the weekend.
Melbourne Museum Carlton
Melbourne Museum is situated adjacent to the Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building. The museum is famous for showcasing Australian sciences, environment, indigenous cultures, and its social history. The exhibits found here are sure to entice everyone one of your travel companions. Did you know that the museum is also home to Phar Lap? Yes, it houses Australia’s most famous racehorse. You can rest assured that there are other kid-friendly exhibits here as well. These exhibits include a dinosaur walk and a living forest. Your little ones will not be able to get enough of them.
While you are here, do not forget to check out the museum’s Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. It is an immersive space that allows visitors to discover Aboriginal history, which are chronicled through engaging artefacts, languages, artwork, and stories. They are also presented across a series of temporary and permanent exhibitions. Next, you are most welcomed to enter the nest of Bunjil, which is an ancestral spirit. You will be able to find out how he breathed life into the Kulin nation. If you have time to spare, be sure to visit the resident eels during feeding time and wander through the Milarri Garden Trail. Lastly, you can see more than 600 artefacts that are significant to Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal Australians.
If you have always wanted to explore Melbourne’s rich history and learn more about the individuals who shaped Melbourne into the exuberant city it is today, Melbourne Museum is the ideal place to begin with!
Carlton Royal Exhibition Building
The Royal Exhibition Building is surrounded by the Carlton Gardens, and features exceptional beauty and rich history. This is a family-friendly destination that you should not miss. The building was built in 1880 and is recognized as one of the world’s oldest remaining exhibition buildings. Be sure to visit its beautiful and breath-taking great hall. The hall is known to host the annual International Flower and Garden Show as well as other community/cultural events, fairs, and trade shows. If you are looking to schedule a guided tour, one is available here too!
Established in 1992, Steps Gallery is a small gallery that is managed and owned by the Meat Industry Employees’ Superannuation Fund. It is located just off the Lygon Street and showcases the exhibits of local Victorian artists. Don’t be surprised when you find out that the person sitting behind the desk is one of the artists themselves. It is a normal occurrence here! You can take the opportunity to chat with them about their work, which is usually for sale as well.
An interesting feature of Steps Gallery is the gallery’s point of entry. Visitors enter through the foyer of one of Melbourne’s most acclaimed modern buildings. It is decked out with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and highly polished parquetry floor. It is truly a beautiful sight and you must see it in person. If you want to take a short break from all the walking, you can drop by the courtyard coffee shop. It is also an inviting and vibrant space that features small 3D works and wall exhibitions.
Vincent the Dog
Are you hungry? Stop by Vincent the Dog. It is a little café located at Drummond Street and is also a popular spot for curing hangovers. You can try out their specialty coffees or juices. Lime, lychee, and orange are delicious choices. You will feel refreshed and rejuvenated in no time. Food-wise, you will not be disappointed with Vincent the Dog’s Chinese donut. It is an interesting take on the Western pastry – filled with pork, cheese, and a poached egg on top. If you are feeling under the weather, the affogato with Ferrero Rocher gelato is a must-try item on the menu.
Milk the Cow
If your group and you are looking for dinner or pre-movie food to nibble on, then Milk the Cow is the place you should be checking out. Following the success of their St Kilda establishment, which was opened in 2012, the company decided to bring Milk the Cow to north-siders. Their menu is designed for cheese-lovers in mind and includes pre-matched cheese “flights” and booze. Go ahead and enjoy the unique experience of building your own cheeseboards. If this is a first for you, you can tap the knowledge and expertise of the friendly staff members. If you are exploring Carlton in winter, you can warm up with some complimentary Glühwein.
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