The rotunda was built in 1901, design by James Slater the winner of the original design competition for Albert Park. It replaced an earlier bandstand which was located at the site of the current Queen Victoria statue.

There is an unexpected relationship between the rotunda on the surface and the air raid shelters underground. Tunnel 1 intersects the paths around the rotunda like a spoke (normal to the circle) and stops directy under the rotunda, see this map or for a closer view, this map.




Rotunda, Cottage, University Tower, Art Gallery, Toilets

Surface features

Well, Cannon, Fountain, Ombu tree, Floral Clock, Speakers Podium


Gateway, Boyd, Trooper, Throwback, George Grey, Queen Victoria, Reclining