Nestled in the stately Victorian-style grounds of the Fitzroy Gardens, Cooks' Cottage boast quite a backstory. It was built in 1755 by the father of Captain James Cook, the British explorer who covered such mindbogglingly extensive territory in the Pacific Ocean and met his end in a skirmish in Hawaii. In 1934, Sir Russell Grimwade had the historic cottage dissembled and shipped over to Australia to be rebuilt in Melbourne. Today it's a portal for time travel, surrounded as it is by a recreated English cottage garden and furnished with period antiques or reproductions.
Japanese bathhouse offering public & private baths, plus traditional massage, in a Zen-like... Read more