Melbourne Parks and Gardens

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.

Birrarung Marr

Birrarung Marr

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...

Organ Pipes National Park

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...

Royal Botanic Gardens

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...

Caribbean Gardens

Caribbean Gardens and Market

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...

Fitzroy Gardens

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...

Princes Park

Princes Park

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...

Carlton Gardens

Carlton Gardens

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...

Brimbank Park

Brimbank Park

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...

Government House

Government House

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...

Queen Victoria Gardens

Queen Victoria Gardens

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...

Elwood Beach

Elwood Beach

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...

Alexandra Gardens

Alexandra Gardens

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...

Albert Park

Albert Park

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...

Docklands Park

Docklands Park

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...

Jells Park

Jells Park

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...

Kings Domain

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...

Batman Park

Batman Park

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...

Greenvale Reservoir

Greenvale Reservoir

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...

Flagstaff Gardens

Flagstaff Gardens

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...

Victoria State Rose Garden

Victoria State Rose Garden

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...

Treasury Gardens

Treasury Gardens

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...

Royal Park

Royal Park

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...

St Kilda Botanic Gardens

St Kilda Botanic Gardens

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...

Fawkner Park

Fawkner Park

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...

Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park

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...

Woodlands Historic Park

Woodlands Historic Park

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...

Point Cook Coastal Park

Point Cook Coastal Park

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...

Werribee Park

Werribee Park

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...

Albert Park Lake

Albert Park Lake

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...

Parliament Gardens

Parliament Gardens

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...

Enterprize Park

Enterprize Park

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...

Yarra Park

Yarra Park

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...