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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...

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

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 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

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, 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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Botanic Gardens

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, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice. The Melbourne...

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Fitzroy Gardens

Fitzroy Gardens

East Melbourne, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice. Cooks’...

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Carlton Gardens

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

As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campgrounds, playgrounds, BBQ facilities, water drinking fountains, picnic shelters and tables, rotundas, toilets and viewing platforms are closed until further notice To...

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Birrarung Marr

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

As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campgrounds, playgrounds, BBQ facilities, water drinking fountains, picnic shelters and tables, rotundas, toilets and viewing platforms are closed until further notice Jells...

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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

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Princes Park is one...

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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 are home to Australia’s...

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Brimbank Park

Brimbank Park

Keilor East, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Melbourne’s Brimbank...

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Carlton Gardens

Carlton Gardens

Carlton, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Melbourne’s Carlton...

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Edinburgh Gardens

Fitzroy North, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Edinburgh Gardens is...

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Flagstaff Gardens

West Melbourne, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Flagstaff Gardens is...

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Organ Pipes National Park

Keilor Road, VIC

As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campgrounds, playgrounds, BBQ facilities, water drinking fountains, picnic shelters and tables, rotundas, toilets and viewing platforms are closed until further notice Just...

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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

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Melbourne’s lush...

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Ruffey Lake Park

Templestowe, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Melbourne is home to...

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Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park

Fairfield, VIC

As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campgrounds, playgrounds, BBQ facilities, water drinking fountains, picnic shelters and tables, rotundas, toilets and viewing platforms are closed until further notice Just...

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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

East Melbourne, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Melbourne’s CBD is...

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Alexandra Gardens

Melbourne, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice The beautiful...

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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

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

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Melbourne’s Sports...

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Coburg Lake

Coburg North, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Coburg Lake Reserve...

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Queens Park

Moonee Ponds, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Moonee Ponds is home...

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Batman Park

Melbourne, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Batman Park is...

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Point Cook Coastal Park

Point Cook Coastal Park

Point Cook, VIC

The Point Cook Homestead site, including the café, is currently closed to visitors however the Point Cook Coastal Park can still be accessed. The Point Cook Coastal Park is your gateway to a beautiful natural area just...

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Westgate Park

Port Melbourne, VIC

As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campgrounds, playgrounds, BBQ facilities, water drinking fountains, picnic shelters and tables, rotundas, toilets and viewing platforms are closed until further notice...

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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

As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campgrounds, playgrounds, BBQ facilities, water drinking fountains, picnic shelters and tables, rotundas, toilets and viewing platforms are closed until further notice...

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Queen Victoria Gardens

Melbourne, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Queen Victoria...

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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, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice The waterfront...

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Moonlit Sanctuary

French Island National Park

French Island, VIC

As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campgrounds, playgrounds, BBQ facilities, water drinking fountains, picnic shelters and tables, rotundas, toilets and viewing platforms are closed until further notice Come...

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Greenvale Reservoir

Greenvale Reservoir

Greenvale, VIC

Greenvale Reservoir Park is closed until further notice while upgrade works are progressing. During the closure Parks Victoria recommends the alternative of Woodlands Historic Park which is located 3.7km West along...

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Pipemakers Park

Maribyrnong, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Come and take a walk...

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Arthurs Seat State Park

Arthurs Seat, VIC

As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campgrounds, playgrounds, BBQ facilities, water drinking fountains, picnic shelters and tables, rotundas, toilets and viewing platforms are closed until further notice Arthurs...

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Enterprize Park

Enterprize Park

Melbourne, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Melbourne’s cultural...

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Victoria State Rose Garden

Werribee South, VIC

The Victoria State Rose Garden and public regional park remain open to visitors The Victoria State Rose Garden is the largest and best-maintained public rose garden in Australia. The shape of the rose garden resembles a...

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JJ Holland Park

Kensington, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice JJ Holland Park is...

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Aberfeldie Park

Aberfeldie, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Aberfeldie Park is a...

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Barkly Gardens

Richmond, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Barkly Gardens is a...

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Parliament Gardens

East Melbourne, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Parliament Gardens...

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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

As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campgrounds, playgrounds, BBQ facilities, water drinking fountains, picnic shelters and tables, rotundas, toilets and viewing platforms are closed until further notice Point...

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Monument Park

Docklands, VIC

In line with government guidelines to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, all playgrounds, skate parks, BBQs, picnic tables and picnic areas and outdoor gym equipment are closed until further notice Monument Park is a...

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