FOLLOWING on from the launch of its Shrine tour last year, Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance has partnered with neighbours in the Domain Precinct to offer some exciting new packages.
Designed by World War I veterans and architects Phillip Hudson and James Wardrop, and unveiled in 1934, the Shrine is Melbourne’s most spectacular monument to those who have served in war and is known for its classical design.
The Shrine tour is a 75-minute walking tour of the monument and landmark, providing rare insights into one of Melbourne’s most famous buildings.
The Tour and a Tiffin package sees the Shrine partnering with Jardin Tan restaurant in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Following completion of the Shrine tour, participants receive a stainless-steel tiffin filled with gourmet treats from the restaurant, which can be enjoyed at the restaurant, or picnic style within the grounds of the Botanic Gardens.
A precinct pass combines the Shrine tour with a garden explorer bus ride within the Botanic Gardens followed by a Devonshire tea at The Terrace Cafe, overlooking the ornamental lake.
Shrine chief executive Dean Lee said the Domain was a beautiful place and he was excited to offer the new packages.
“Developing opportunities within our precinct partners is a natural extension of our successful tours and provides a fantastic visitor experience,” he said.
Concession tickets are $29 for the Shrine tour, $59 for the Tour and a Tiffin package and $48 for the precinct pass package.
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IF YOU GO…
ADJACENT to the Domain precinct, the Melbourne Arts Precinct in Southbank is centred on, and near, St Kilda Road. It boasts some of the city’s most popular entertainment spaces and art galleries including Melbourne Arts Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Southbank Theatre, Melbourne Recital Centre, Iwaki Auditorium and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Many of the galleries and spaces in the area are publicly funded – creative.vic.gov.au/about/key-initiatives/melbourne-arts-precinct