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Captain Cook’s Cottage

Captain Cook’s Cottage is an 18th century home that is situated in Melbourne, Australia where it is the centrepiece of Fitzroy Gardens. The house is so named because it was once the residence of the parents of Captain James Cook, the famous British explorer. Although historians disagree on whether Cook actually ever lived in the house, most agree that he likely visited it many times in his lifetime. The cottage has an interesting past, as it was actually constructed in England and then taken down piece by piece to be reconstructed here, even using clippings from the original ivy.

  • Stroll around the traditional English garden that surrounds Captain Cook’s Cottage and you will be transported to Victorian England through the array of amazing flowers and plants.
  • Take a tour of the interior of Captain Cook’s Cottage while in Melbourne and you can see furnishings and other artefacts that once belonged to the Cook family, although most are now reproductions.
  • Take a walk around the ornamental lake that is near Cook’s Cottage in Fitzroy Gardens and you will get a good idea of why Melbourne is known as the “Garden City.”

Melbourne has an amazing system of public transportation that makes it easy to get to Captain Cook’s Cottage even if you do not have use of a car. The easiest way to get there is to take the Melbourne Tram and get off at the Jolimont Road/Wellington stop that is just on the perimeter of Fitzroy Gardens where the cottage is located. Once there you should explore the park on foot, as there are many interesting attractions, well-kept hiking trails and gardens to check out. It is also one of the best spots in town to have a picnic.

Hotels near Captain Cook's Cottage

259 hotels near Captain Cook's Cottage

1 Space Hotel Melbourne

3 stars
4.3 / 5 85 reviews

380 Russell Street Map

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2 Fraser Place Melbourne

4 stars
4.6 / 5 508 reviews

19 Exploration Lane Map

Fraser Place Melbourne is a chic business and leisure haven offering travellers self-contained residences near Melbourne CBD. While in the city, vacationers can take leisurely strolls along Carlton... More

3 Hotel Windsor Melbourne (The)

5 stars
4.6 / 5 157 reviews

111 Spring Street Map

The Hotel Windsor Melbourne invites travellers to a luxurious 19th-century architecture with plush amenities and lavish Victorian-inspired furnishings. Tourists at this Melbourne hotel learn more... More

4 Mantra On Jolimont East Melbourne

4 stars
3.9 / 5 69 reviews

133 Jolimont Road Map

Strategically located near the major sports venues in the city, Mantra Hotel On Jolimont East Melbourne makes for an ideal place to stay for sports enthusiasts looking for value-for-money... More

5 Mantra City Central

4 stars
4.0 / 5 46 reviews

318 Little Bourke Street Map

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6 Stamford Plaza Melbourne

5 stars
4.6 / 5 141 reviews

111 Little Collins Street Map

Stamford Plaza Melbourne Hotel offers stylish self-contained spaces set in a central location in the Victoria capital. Tourists exploring Melbourne should not miss venturing to the shopping and... More

7 Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

4 stars
4.6 / 5 300 reviews

131-135 Bourke Street Map

Citadines On Bourke Melbourne features modern spaces and is ideally located in Melbourne central business district and close to area attractions. The convenient location of this chic hotel places... More

8 Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

5 stars
4.9 / 5 35 reviews

25 Collins Street Map

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9 Rydges Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.2 / 5 152 reviews

186 Exhibition Street Map

Rydges Hotel Melbourne welcomes business and leisure travellers with chic accommodations set in an ideal location in the heart of Melbourne. From this sophisticated hotel, tourists can venture to... More

10 The Crossley Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.3 / 5 64 reviews

51 Little Bourke Street Map

Crossley Hotel Melbourne welcomes travellers to its comfortable accommodations conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne. This boutique hotel makes for an ideal base for business travellers... More