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Kings Domain Garden

The Domain Parklands include Kings Domain, Government House Reserve, Shrine of Remembrance Reserve and the Royal Botanic Gardens, extending to the river.

Features include the Grotto, a former quarry, now transformed into a fern gully; the imposing Observatory Gate complex leading into the Royal Botanic Gardens; a statue of King George V, for whom Kings Domain is named; the Shrine of Remembrance, a moving memorial to Australia’s war dead; the Sidney Myer Music Bowl; and the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, recognising the contribution made by Victoria’s female pioneers.

As you walk around the parklands, also look out for the memorial to Weary Dunlop, who served heroically as a doctor in World War Two; the painted poles and reburial stone that mark the site of Aboriginal remains; Governor La Trobe’s Cottage, a tiny prefabricated structure imported from England; and the popular Tan jogging circuit.

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