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Parks and gardens
Top after-work walks in Melbourne
Take advantage of summer’s extended daylight and catch some rays after work while you can.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
A picturesque haven for recreation and a key botanical resource for research and conservation.
A dog-spotters’ guide to Melbourne
Melbourne's best dog-friendly parks to take your furry friend.
The best summer walks in Melbourne
See flowers in bloom on these stunning city walks.
The best picnic spots in Melbourne
Try these beautiful parks and gardens for your next Melbourne picnic.
The best outdoor exercise parks in Melbourne
Find gorgeous parks and gardens for group fitness, basketball courts, tennis and more
Twelve stunning gardens close to the Melbourne CBD
Take your daily exercise in one of the city's best gardens.
Melbourne’s secret gardens and green spaces
Take a break from indoors with a stroll through these city-side parks.
The best playgrounds in Melbourne
We've rounded up the best adventure parks and playgrounds.
Ron Barassi Senior Park
Recreational space by the waterfront with a playground and barbecues.
Parliament Gardens Reserve
This small triangular park is a pleasant respite at the Spring Street end of town.
Things to do in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Live music, outdoor cinema and free walks are all on offer.
A tranquil green edge to Melbourne's government buildings precinct.
A popular park in South Yarra, with tennis facilities and meandering paths.
University of Melbourne
The oldest university in Victoria, with landscaped gardens and interesting architecture.
A great spot to laze around or have a barbecue by the Yarra River.
Planted with eucalypts, this inner-city park sits on the site of former rail yard.
The ultimate guide to exploring Fitzroy Gardens
Make an exercise date and explore the beauty of this glorious city garden.
Five free must-do Melbourne walks
It’s time to get out and about in the city. Have a wander with these free guides.
Market Square Pop-up Park
Relax on the grass and enjoy a picnic at this pop-up park.
The best autumn walks in Melbourne
Where to see golden leaves and autumn colours in the city.
A sculpture park designed by internationally renowned artist Callum Morton.
JJ Holland Park
Home to kids playgrounds, a skate park and the local community centre.
12 Melbourne places you've never visited
Secret shops, glowing laneways and even a shrine to Elvis.
Trin Warren Tam-boore
An urban wetland over five hectares on the edge of Royal Park.
A park beside the Yarra River commemorating the landing of the first settlers.
A great place for birdwatching, a casual picnic or an escape from the city.
Secret gardens and majestic parks
Take a walk through Melbourne’s lush parks and gardens.
Five things you didn’t know about the Royal Botanic Gardens
Here are some odd spots to ponder on your next stroll around the ponds.
A World Heritage Site known for its Victorian fountain and tree-lined avenues.
A major sports and recreation ground offering a diverse range of activities in Carlton North.
Queen Victoria Gardens
These landscaped gardens on St Kilda Road are home to the Floral Clock.
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Outdoor and indoor plexicushion courts, Italian clay courts and a fully equipped gymnasium.
Downtown Yoga and Pilates
Bright and airy studio with over 140 yoga, pilates and fitness classes each week.
Yoga classes are designed to bring balance and are for the experienced and newcomers alike.