If you’re not ready for a challenging trek surrounded by Mother Nature, why not take in a city walk that encompasses an important part of Australia’s history?
The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne was built for a community grieving the loss of lives in World War I — when loved ones were buried in graves far from home.
Designed by returned-soldier architects, the shrine was officially opened in November 1934.
The Shrine Tour takes small groups on a 75-minute guided walk around the landmark and costs from $29.
Or book a Tour and a Tiffin (from $59 for two hours), which starts with the shrine tour and ends with an exclusive tiffin catered by Jardin Tan.
You get to select the French-Vietnamese-inspired gourmet treats for the stainless-steel container and then decide where to enjoy them: at Jardin Tan restaurant (a five-minute walk from the shrine), or a picnic in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Not your style? There’s also a Precinct Pass from $48 for three hours. It kicks off with the shrine tour and moves into the Royal Botanic Gardens for a trip on the Garden Explorer bus.
There’s also Devonshire tea at The Terrace cafe overlooking Ornamental Lake.
- For more information visit shrine.org.au/home
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