Parks and gardens
A dog-spotters’ guide to Melbourne
Melbourne's best dog-friendly parks to take your furry friend.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
A picturesque haven for recreation and a key botanical resource for research and conservation.
The best playgrounds in Melbourne
We've rounded up the best adventure parks and playgrounds.
The best spring walks in Melbourne
See flowers in full bloom on these stunning city walks.
Things to do in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Discover the best natural wonders, events and dining the RBG has to offer.
Melbourne’s secret gardens and green spaces
Take a break from indoors with a stroll through these city-side parks.
Top after-work walks in Melbourne
Take advantage of summer’s extended daylight and catch some rays after work while you can.
The best picnic spots in Melbourne
Try these beautiful parks and gardens for your next Melbourne picnic.
Five free must-do Melbourne walks
It’s time to get out and about in the city. Have a wander with these free guides.
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.
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 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.
A sculpture park designed by internationally renowned artist Callum Morton.
Southbank Boulevard Play Space
An exciting and challenging play space in the middle of Southbank.
JJ Holland Park
Home to kids playgrounds, a skate park and the local community centre.
The best autumn walks in Melbourne
Where to see golden leaves and autumn colours in the city.
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.
Designed by Glenn Murcutt AO, this new community space hosts free, interactive and engaging events.
The ultimate guide to exploring Fitzroy Gardens
Make an exercise date and explore the beauty of this glorious city garden.
The best outdoor exercise parks in Melbourne
Find gorgeous parks and gardens for group fitness, basketball courts, tennis and more
What's free and what's open on the January public holiday
Find free events, pop-ups and live music on 26 January.
A World Heritage Site known for its Victorian fountain and tree-lined avenues.
Melbourne places you've never visited
Secret shops, glowing laneways and even a shrine to Elvis.
Twelve stunning gardens close to the Melbourne CBD
Take your daily exercise in one of the city's best gardens.
A major sports and recreation ground offering a diverse range of activities in Carlton North.
Accessible and inclusive Melbourne
Find the best inclusive, accessible and wheelchair-friendly venues and activities in Melbourne.
Powlett Reserve Tennis Centre
A public tennis facility with five synthetic courts and a pro shop.
Offering pilates, meditation, mindfulness sessions, yoga nidra and more.