Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Richmond, Australia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 22 sights
Distance 8.8 km
Ascend 278 m
Descend 282 m

Experience Richmond in Australia in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Richmond

Sight 1: St Ignatius' Church

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St Ignatius' Church, Richmond is a Roman Catholic church located in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond, Victoria, Australia. It is one of the largest churches in Melbourne outside of the central business district. It is located in a prominent position, the highest point in Richmond, on Church Street.

Wikipedia: St Ignatius' Church, Richmond (EN)

1382 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 2: Yarra Park

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Yarra Park Alexander Sheko / CC BY-SA 2.0

Yarra Park is part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct, the premier sporting precinct of Victoria, Australia. Located in Yarra Park is the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and numerous sporting fields and ovals, including the associated sporting complexes of Melbourne and Olympic Parks. The park and sporting facilities are located in the inner-suburb of East Melbourne. In the late 1850s, many of the earliest games of Australian rules football were played at Yarra Park, which was known at the time as the Richmond Paddock.

Wikipedia: Yarra Park (EN), Website

940 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 3: Fitzroy Gardens

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Fitzroy Gardens The original uploader was Tirin at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Fitzroy Gardens are 26 hectares located on the southeastern edge of the Melbourne central business district in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The gardens are bounded by Clarendon Street, Albert Street, Lansdowne Street, and Wellington Parade with the Treasury Gardens across Lansdowne street to the west.

Wikipedia: Fitzroy Gardens (EN)

215 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Cooks' Cottage

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Cooks' Cottage, also known as Captain Cook's Cottage, is located in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, Australia. The cottage was constructed in 1755 in the English village of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, by the parents of Captain James Cook, James and Grace Cook, and was brought to Melbourne in 1934 by the Australian philanthropist Sir Russell Grimwade. It is a point of conjecture among historians whether James Cook, the famous navigator, ever lived in the house, but almost certainly he visited his parents at the house.

Wikipedia: Cooks' Cottage (EN)

367 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Treasury Gardens

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The Treasury Gardens consist of 5.8 hectares on the south-eastern side of the Melbourne central business district, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The gardens are bounded by Wellington Parade, Spring Street, Treasury Place, and by the Fitzroy Gardens across Lansdowne street to the west. They form part of a network of city gardens including Fitzroy Gardens, Carlton Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens and Kings Domain. The gardens are listed on the Australian National Heritage List and the Victorian Heritage Register for their historical, archaeological, social, "aesthetic and scientific (horticultural) importance for its outstanding nineteenth century design, path layout and planting".

Wikipedia: Treasury Gardens (EN)

1117 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 6: Birrarung Marr

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Birrarung Marr is an inner-city park between the central business district in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the Yarra River. It was opened in 2002. The name refers to the bank of Birrarung, the 'river of mists', in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people, the Indigenous inhabitants at the time of European colonisation of the Melbourne area.

Wikipedia: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne (EN)

474 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: Federation Square

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Federation SquareJorge Láscar from Australia / CC BY 2.0

Federation Square is a venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the Melbourne central business district. It covers an area of 3.2 ha at the intersection of Flinders and Swanston Streets built above busy railway lines and across the road from Flinders Street station. It incorporates major cultural institutions such as the Ian Potter Centre, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Koorie Heritage Trust as well as cafes and bars in a series of buildings centred around a large paved square, and a glass walled atrium.

Wikipedia: Federation Square (EN), Website

36 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: ACMI

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ACMI, formerly the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, is Australia's national museum of screen culture including film, television, videogames, digital culture and art. ACMI was established in 2002 and is based at Federation Square in Melbourne, Victoria.

Wikipedia: ACMI (museum) (EN), Website

165 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Forum Melbourne

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The Forum Theatre is a historic theatre and former cinema now used as a live music and event venue located on the corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street in Melbourne, Australia.

Wikipedia: Forum Theatre (EN), Website

237 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Saint Paul's Cathedral

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St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Melbourne, Australia. It is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Melbourne and the seat of the Archbishop of Melbourne, who is also the metropolitan archbishop of the Province of Victoria.

Wikipedia: St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne (EN), Website

144 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Young & Jacksons

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Young & Jacksons Mat Connolley (Matnkat) / CC BY 2.5

Young and Jackson is a hotel in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, at the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street. Established in 1861, it is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Wikipedia: Young and Jackson Hotel (EN), Website

166 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Melbourne City Square

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Melbourne City Square Mat Connolley (Matnkat) / CC BY 2.5

The City Square was a public plaza located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The site was bounded by Swanston Street, Collins Street, Flinders Lane and the Westin Hotel. The historic landmarks of Melbourne Town Hall and St Paul’s Cathedral were across the streets to the north and south respectively.

Wikipedia: City Square, Melbourne (EN)

145 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Melbourne Town Hall

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Melbourne Town Hall, often referred to as simply Town Hall, is the administrative seat of the local municipality of the City of Melbourne and the primary offices of the Lord Mayor and city councillors of Melbourne. Located on the northeast corner of Swanston and Collins street in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, the building was completed in 1887 and heritage listed on the Victorian Heritage Register in 1974. The building is frequently used for art and cultural events such as concerts, festivals, theatrical plays and exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Melbourne Town Hall (EN), Website

220 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: Saint Michaels Uniting Church

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St Michael's Uniting Church is a Uniting church located on Collins Street in central Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Originally the Collins Street Independent Church, a Congregational Union of Australia church, and later Collins Street Uniting Church, St Michael's has become well known as a centre of liberal theology and political radicalism under its recent Executive Minister Dr Francis Macnab (1971–2016).

Wikipedia: St Michael's Uniting Church, Melbourne (EN), Website

156 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: Austral House

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The Austral Building is a broadly English Queen Anne revival building located at 115-119 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia. It was designed by noted Melbourne architect, Nahum Barnet, built in 1890, and housed noted literary and artistic tenants until well into the 20th century.

Wikipedia: Austral Building (EN)

187 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Scots Church

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Scots Church

The Scots' Church is a Presbyterian church in Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Services are held at 11 am (traditional) and 5pm (contemporary). It is a reformed protestant church. It was the first Presbyterian church to be built in the Port Phillip District, and serves as a congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Australia. Its building was described as "an icon for well over a hundred years".

Wikipedia: Scots' Church, Melbourne (EN), Website

245 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 17: Collins Street Baptist Church

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Collins Street Baptist Church is a Baptist church, located at 174 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The church is affiliated with the Australian Baptist Ministries. Founded in 1843, it is the oldest Baptist church in Victoria and the oldest continuous Baptist church in Australia.

Wikipedia: Collins Street Baptist Church (EN), Website

414 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 18: Bourke Street Mall

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Bourke Street is one of the main streets in the Melbourne central business district and a core feature of the Hoddle Grid. It was traditionally the entertainment hub of inner-city Melbourne, and is now also a popular tourist destination and tram thoroughfare.

Wikipedia: Bourke Street, Melbourne (EN)

512 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 19: Greek Precinct

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The Greek Precinct, Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, is a Greek cultural area centred on the eastern end of Lonsdale Street in the Melbourne city centre. The area runs adjacent to Melbourne Chinatown on Little Bourke Street.

Wikipedia: Greek Precinct, Melbourne (EN), Website

396 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 20: Coop's Shot Tower

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Coop's Shot Tower is a shot tower located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Australia. It was completed in 1889 and is 50 metres high. The historic building was saved from demolition in 1973 and was incorporated into Melbourne Central complex in 1991 underneath an 84 m-high conical glass roof.

Wikipedia: Coop's Shot Tower (EN)

1074 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 21: Flagstaff Gardens

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Flagstaff Gardens is the oldest park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, first established in 1862. Today it is one of the most visited and widely used parks in the city by residents, nearby office workers and tourists. The gardens are notable for their archaeological, horticultural, historical and social significance to the history of Melbourne.

Wikipedia: Flagstaff Gardens (EN)

193 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 22: Saint James Old Cathedral

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Saint James Old Cathedral Shkuru Afshar / CC BY-SA 4.0

St James Old Cathedral, an Anglican church, is the oldest church in Melbourne, Australia, albeit not on its original site. It is one of the relatively few buildings in the central city which predate the Victorian gold rush of 1851. The building was dismantled and relocated in 1914 to a corner site of King Street and Batman Street.

Wikipedia: St James Old Cathedral (EN), Website


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