Melbourne University

If you like old buildings, take a stroll round Melbourne University campus.

A graduate at Melbourne University

I did this fairly recently without the self-guided walking tour brochure as I didn't know about it then.....

.......It was still a good walk but it'd be even better with the brochure.....


.....And there's also another walk here in the Parkville campus grounds which has both a map and an audio to give a cultural interpretation of the campus.........

......... It'll help you hear the whispers and songs of the original aboriginal Wurundjeri inhabitants who lived here for over 40,000 years........

..........It's known as Bilibellary's Walk and has been named after the clans head at the time of Melbourne's settlement.


Get the map and audio here.......

...........I didn't know about this either when I was there so I'll be sure to return sometime in the not too distant future..


Melbourne University walk


There's a really wide variety of buildings to look at. The earliest was built in 1854 and the most modern was built in 1998.....

.....All sorts of building styles can be found here with a lot of pre-1920 buildings, Art Deco and some more modern types.


There are 45 items of interest including some sculptures.

The tour takes about an hour.

Even the underground car park has unusual features apparently and was used as a location in a Mad Max film.......

......I didn't know about this at the time either. Something else I have to return to see!!


There's loads of trees giving shade here so it's a good walk to do on a hot day.

It's easy to get here as the shuttle bus stops directly outside the Ian Potter Museum of Art (stop 7) which is on the University of Melbourne campus......

.......In fact the walk begins and ends at the Ian Potter Museum so have a look round here too (it's free!) before you jump back on the bus.




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