Step back to turn-of-the-century Melbourne to the quirky Fairfield Park Boathouse and Tea Gardens, number 61 on Australian Traveller’s ‘100 amazing places you haven’t been to yet‘. Nominated by: Leona Edmiston, fashion designer.

Design-wise and style-wise, people love experimenting in Melbourne,” declares Leona Edmiston. The fashion veteran takes inspiration from unusual places, though.

Just 10 kilometres north-east of the CBD, “the Fairfield Park Boathouse and Tea Gardens is one my favourites,” she says.

“It was built in 1908 and sits on one of the bends in the Yarra. It’s adorable, charming and old-world, in a stunning location.

“You would never think you are in the city. It’s like walking back into history.”


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