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Government House is another important historic landmark in Melbourne. This grand manor was built in 1876 and at that time, was regarded as the most elegant...

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Melbourne Parks and Gardens

While in Melbourne, you’ll come across many lush leafy gardens and picturesque manicured parks. If you find some time during your holiday, spend some time at these and enjoy relaxing in nature; featuring floral displays, ancient elms, heritage architecture and manicured lawns.

Don’t forget to explore the popular heritage gardens that include sculptures, statues and refreshing man-made fountains.

Melbourne Parks, Dog Parks, Playgrounds, Picnics & BBQs


If you love a European inspired park, then go to the Fitzroy Gardens. This garden features manicured lawns, ancient relics of the native Wurundjeri people, beautiful flowering plants and lush foliage – located near to the iconic Old Treasury House. Enjoy learning more about Victoria’s colonial history at Cook’s Cottage.

The Royal Botanic Gardens of Melbourne are also a popular choice. Plant lovers should never miss visiting this unique setting that features over 12,000 different plant species. You may even spot some native wildlife within these scenic lush surroundings. Be sure to check out the sculptures and the historic gardens.

Take the Australian Rainforest Walk and bring your entire family for enjoyable picnics here. The nearby National Herbarium and Old Melbourne Observatory are also worth exploring.

Take a walk to Victoria’s Shrine of Remembrance while visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens. If you love flower trails, you can explore the rose conservatory yard at the Queen Victoria Gardens. The site is also home to a giant floral clock and a relaxing setting; perfect for you to explore.

The public gardens in the Dandenong Ranges and the National Rhododendron Gardens are two popular gardens for checking out blooming flower trails; featuring azaleas, camellias, daffodils and rhododendrons.


Government House

Government House

Melbourne, VIC

Government House is another important historic landmark in Melbourne. This grand manor was built in 1876 and at that time, was regarded as the most elegant house in Australia. This beautiful and exquisite manor...

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Caribbean Gardens

Caribbean Gardens and Market

Scoresby, VIC

Melbourne’s metro setting also features some excellent shopping centres, local markets and esplanades. Caribbean Gardens has been a prime market and entertainment venue since 1965. Whether you love shopping or just want...

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Hanging Rock

Newham, VIC

Hanging Rock is Mount Macedon’s most famous landmark and a beautiful place to take a day trip as there are many scenic attractions here. Hanging Rock is also a popular location for concerts, markets as well as...

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Abbotsford Convent

Abbotsford Convent

Abbotsford, VIC

The Abbotsford Convent is an exciting destination for anyone looking for a beautiful wedding location, or just somewhere to explore on a relaxing weekend getaway. Set on an expansive 16 acres, the Abbotsford Convent...

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Royal Botanic Gardens

South Yarra, VIC

Melbourne’s metro area is also home to a number of lush and leafy public parks and botanical gardens. While some of these are used as everyday walking and cycling spots, some are exclusively meant for a weekend picnic...

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Albert Park

Albert Park

Albert Park, VIC

Melbourne’s pulsating Central Business District is also close by to a tranquil public park known as ‘Albert Park’ – nestled only 3km from the heart of the city. The 225 hectares of lush parkland offers...

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Fitzroy Gardens

East Melbourne, VIC

Fitzroy Gardens is not only valued for their aesthetic, architectural and historic significance, but also for their unique setting and many attractions. At the Fitzroy Gardens, there is plenty to see and do. Some of the...

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Royal Exhibition Building

Carlton, VIC

Come and explore the nationally acclaimed, heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne’s inner-north. This building dates back to 1880 and was built exclusively for the first International Exhibition in...

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Woodlands Historic Park

Woodlands Historic Park

Greenvale, VIC

To experience nature and wildlife at its best, come to Melbourne’s Woodlands Historic Park. This beautiful nature park will offer you an enthralling glimpse of diverse Australian landscapes, natural habitats and a...

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Birrarung Marr

Melbourne, VIC

Birrarung Marr is another newly established park close to the Melbourne CBD – nestled on the northern banks of the Yarra River that adjoins Federation Square. Birrarung Marr was opened to the public back in 2002...

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Jells Park

Jells Park

Wheelers Hill, VIC

Jells Park is a natural oasis that features an array of native and exotic plants and a wide variety of wildlife. This beautiful nature park is nestled on the scenic Dandenong Creek, and the lush parkland is home to some...

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Kings Domain

Melbourne , VIC

The Kings Domain Gardens are a little slice of luxury, located in the heart of Melbourne. Located near Flinders Street Station and Federation Square, Kings Domain is a great place to have a picnic or take a quiet stroll...

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Como House

South Yarra, VIC

Como House and Garden is a mansion that was built by Australian aristocracy back in 1847, just prior to the gold rush. Built by the Armytage family, this house remained in their family for over a century and became...

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Princes Park

Princes Park

Carlton North, VIC

Princes Park is one of Melbourne’s best recreational grounds and parklands – stretching for nearly two kilometres in the suburb of Parkville and is quite close to the city CBD. For many years, Princes Park has...

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Werribee Park

Werribee Park

Werribee South, VIC

If you have a fascination with history and nature, then look no further. Plan a visit to the famous Werribee Park to discover the story of an Australian pastoral empire. This beautiful parkland welcomes all enthusiasts...

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Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens

Shoreham, VIC

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens is one of Melbourne’s most scenic destinations, and continues to draw visitors from across the world. These gardens are located on the Mornington Peninsula and is home to Australia’s...

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Brimbank Park

Brimbank Park

Keilor East, VIC

Melbourne’s Brimbank Park is a great family destination for weekends; located along the scenic Maribyrnong Valley. Guests will be pleased to know that this lush and leafy park is home to grassy outdoor areas, picnic...

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Carlton Gardens

Carlton, VIC

Melbourne’s Carlton Gardens were designed back in the 1880’s, with the original plans set out for the Melbourne International Exhibition held in that year. Later, the city council declared the gardens and the...

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Edinburgh Gardens

Fitzroy North, VIC

Edinburgh Gardens is a hugely popular park located in Fitzroy North and is a favourite spot for locals to enjoy a picnic or BBQ on the weekend. Established in 1862, the beautiful gardens have been well maintained and...

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Flagstaff Gardens

Flagstaff Gardens

West Melbourne, VIC

Flagstaff Gardens is another popular park in Melbourne. As one of the oldest parks in the CBD, these beautifully maintained gardens have been a part of Melbourne since its establishment in 1862. As Flagstaff Gardens is...

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Organ Pipes National Park

Keilor Road, VIC

Just outside the city limits of Melbourne lies the Organ Pipes National Park. This picturesque national park is a beautiful setting that offers a range of activity options for visitors. Apart from its diverse variety of...

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Elwood Beach

Elwood Beach

Elwood, VIC

Elwood Beach may not be the best beach in Melbourne, but it’s certainly one of the most popular family-friendly destinations – located just a short drive from the CBD. Once you reach Elwood, just take the...

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Fawkner Park

Fawkner Park

South Yarra, VIC

Melbourne’s lush Fawkner Park welcomes visitors of all ages to explore its 41 acres of lush parkland. This verdant park was opened to public back in 1862, and on the day of its inauguration, this beautiful park was...

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Ruffey Lake Park

Templestowe, VIC

Melbourne is home to some of the most delightful public parks and Ruffey Lake Park is one of the most popular parks north-east of the city. Located in Templestowe, the park’s convenient location makes it a favourite for...

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Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park

Fairfield, VIC

Just outside Melbourne’s CBD, you will find a huge natural bushland known as Yarra Bend Park. This beautiful area is only 4kms from the city and boasts a lush setting that includes steep terrains, pathways and acres of...

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Albert Park Lake

Albert Park Lake

Albert Park, VIC

Located in the leafy and green suburb of Albert Park, you’ll find Albert Park Lake. This gorgeous and beautifully maintained lake is one of the Melbourne’s top rowing, walking and weekend picnic spots – just...

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Royal Park

Royal Park

Parkville, VIC

Royal Park is stretched over 181 hectares, which makes it the largest inner-city park in Melbourne – located just 4kms from the northern end of the Melbourne CBD. Those driving to the park should drive north from...

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Treasury Gardens

Treasury Gardens

East Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne’s CBD is also home to a serene and small garden known as Treasury Gardens. This lush garden sits right on the corner of Fitzroy Gardens that adjoins Spring Street. Many community events and private functions...

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Alexandra Gardens

Melbourne, VIC

The beautiful Alexandra Gardens are nestled on the banks of Yarra River – so visitors will able to access the quite gardens easily as the gardens are within a short walking distance of the Melbourne CBD. In 1904...

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Riverside

Ascot Vale, VIC

Riverside is a multipurpose venue that offers a golf course, driving range, tennis and netball courts to those living in the suburb of Ascot Vale. Come along with a group of friends and enjoy a day in the outdoors, as...

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The Tan

South Yarra, VIC

Your visit to Melbourne is incomplete without trying out Melbourne’s most popular walking and running track known simply as “the Tan”. Aussies abbreviate everything and the Tan is no exception. It is...

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Wattle Park

Burwood, VIC

Wattle Park is a large parkland located in the suburban town of Burwood, just 18kms south-east from the Melbourne CBD. The park is home to hundreds of wattle trees, sporting venues, alongside historic buildings and...

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Yarra Park

Yarra Park

Jolimont, VIC

Melbourne’s Sports and Entertainment Precinct features a number of stadiums, cricket grounds and multi-purpose venues. Located just 2 kilometers from the Melbourne CBD, Yarra Park is easily accessible by walking or by...

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Coburg Lake

Coburg North, VIC

Coburg Lake Reserve is a popular recreational location nestled in the residential suburb of Coburg, just 12kms north of the Melbourne CBD. Come down with a picnic and watch the ducks and swans float on the lake, take...

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Queens Park

Moonee Ponds, VIC

Moonee Ponds is home to some beautiful parklands including Queens Park which sits along Mount Alexander Road. There is a rose garden, sunken garden, bowling club and swimming pool located here and it is also a great...

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Batman Park

Batman Park

Melbourne, VIC

Batman Park is located towards the northern end of the Yarra River in Melbourne, and is comparatively smaller than most other parks in Melbourne CBD. Those driving to the park can take Spencer Street or King Street to...

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Point Cook Coastal Park

Point Cook Coastal Park

Point Cook, VIC

The Point Cook Coastal Park is your gateway to a beautiful natural area just outside of Melbourne. It features a dynamic landscape with abundant birdlife, a sandy foreshore, a historic bluestone homestead and a marine...

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Westgate Park

Port Melbourne, VIC

Westgate Park is a large outdoor space located in Port Melbourne and covers over 40 hectares of bushland. It is a great place to spend an afternoon with your family and friends and is easily accessible being so close to...

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Rippon Lea Estate

Elsternwick, VIC

Rippon Lea Estate is a historic mansion that was built for Frederick Sargood in 1868 and is located in Elsternwick, just 12kms south west of the CBD. The estate was named after the owner’s mother whose maiden name...

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Churchill National Park

Rowville, VIC

Churchill National Park is one of Melbourne’s most popular natural attractions and is located in the south-eastern region of Melbourne. Churchill National Park is popular with residents who enjoy walking, cycling, water...

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Queen Victoria Gardens

Queen Victoria Gardens

Melbourne, VIC

Queen Victoria Gardens were built in Melbourne as a memorial for Queen Victoria, and stands beside the memorial monument on St Kilda Road. The entire setting features an incredible backdrop with palm trees, rose...

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CERES Community Environment Park

Brunswick East, VIC

CERES Community Environment Park is an urban environmental centre and food farm tucked away in Brunswick East, just 4kms from the Melbourne CBD. The centre’s name in full is Centre for Education and Research in...

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Docklands Park

Docklands Park

Docklands, VIC

The waterfront entertainment promenades in Melbourne are quite extensive and vibrant. Docklands Park is a prime part of Melbourne’s waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment area. This beautiful destination is...

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French Island National Park

French Island, VIC

Come and visit French Island National Park on your next visit to Melbourne. Located just 1 hour south from the CBD, you can reach French Island via passenger ferry in just 15 minutes from Stony Point. A haven for...

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Greenvale Reservoir

Greenvale Reservoir

Greenvale, VIC

Take a break from inner-city Melbourne and have a relaxing day out at Greenvale Reservoir. This beautiful area houses grassy slopes, charming trails and abundant of birds and wildlife. The park is a popular weekend...

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Pipemakers Park

Maribyrnong, VIC

Come and take a walk through Pipemakers Park and along the Maribyrnong River as there are some amazing walks along here. Located just 9kms north-west of the CBD, Pipemakers Park is a great place to get outdoors and...

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Arthurs Seat State Park

Arthurs Seat, VIC

Arthurs Seat State Park is one of the most picturesque locations in the Port Phillip Bay area. The park acquired its name from Arthurs Seat, a 304-metre granite hill from where visitors enjoy scenic view of the bay’s...

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Enterprize Park

Enterprize Park

Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne’s cultural district is also home to some unique landmarks and establishments, specially ones dedicated to our Indigenous people – Enterprize Park is one of those built to represent the traditions and...

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Victoria State Rose Garden

Victoria State Rose Garden

Werribee South, VIC

The Victoria State Rose Garden is the largest and best-maintained public rose garden in Australia. The shape of the rose garden resembles a Tudor Rose and this huge parkland is home to a variety of rose varieties and a...

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JJ Holland Park

Kensington, VIC

JJ Holland Park is an expansive 10-hectare multi-use local park located in Kensington, just 5kms from the Melbourne CBD. The park is named after John Joseph Holland, one of the city’s most vocal parliamentarians who...

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Aberfeldie Park

Aberfeldie, VIC

Aberfeldie Park is a vibrant getaway nestled on the majestic Maribyrnong River and is popular for walkers, runners, cyclists and dog walkers. So if you are looking for a nice place to go for a walk or bring your kids...

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Barkly Gardens

Richmond, VIC

Barkly Gardens is a beautiful park and garden in Richmond which dates back to the 19th century. The gardens are a popular family destination, thanks to the quiet surroundings and myriad of play features available for...

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Parliament Gardens

Parliament Gardens

East Melbourne, VIC

Parliament Gardens is a beautifully maintained small triangular-shaped park that surrounds Parliament House in Melbourne. This scenic garden is a perfect site for you to take a pleasant break from the busy city. The...

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St Kilda Botanic Gardens

St Kilda Botanic Gardens

St Kilda, VIC

The historic St Kilda Botanic Gardens date back to 1859 and is one of the city’s best maintained botanic gardens. With more than 800 trees, shrubs and flowering plants, this lush and leafy parkland boasts a serene and...

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Merri Creek Labyrinth

Clifton Hill, VIC

The Merri Creek Labyrinth was created by the local community in 2002 and is located just off the Merri Creek walking and cycling trail in Clifton Hill. Merri Creek Labyrinth, Location of Maze Clifton Hill Melbourne VIC...

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Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park

Williamstown, VIC

Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park is a scenic coastal park which is located in Williamstown on the south-western side of Melbourne. A great place to spend some times in the outdoors, Point Gellibrand is popular for...

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Monument Park

Docklands, VIC

Monument Park is a work of art right in the heart of the city. The park, previously recognised by its distinct concrete plaza, has since been transformed to provide public space where visitors get to unwind and soak in...

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