Parks and gardens

Parkville Tennis Club

Small, friendly tennis club on Royal Parade with three synthetic clay courts available for hire.

Kings Domain

Extensive gardens home to many significant Melbourne landmarks.

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.

Royal Park Tennis Club

One of the largest community tennis facilities in the state, with a history that goes back to 1889.

Yarra Park

Public parkland surrounding Australia's sporting mecca, the MCG.

Fawkner Park Tennis Centre

Offers public court hire, coaching sessions for adults and kids, and social competitions.

Treasury Gardens

A tranquil green edge to Melbourne's government buildings precinct.

Fawkner Park

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.

Alexandra Gardens

A great spot to laze around or have a barbecue by the Yarra River.

Conservatory

An indoor world of floral beauty with displays that change five times each year.

Batman Park

Planted with eucalypts, this inner-city park sits on the site of former rail yard.

Neill Street Reserve

A neighbourhood park for the Carlton community.

Royal Park Public Golf Course

Nine-hole public golf course offering cart and club hire and coaching sessions.

Monument Park

A sculpture park designed by internationally renowned artist Callum Morton.

Birrarung Marr

Popular park along the Yarra River next to Federation Square.

JJ Holland Park

Home to kids playgrounds, a skate park and the local community centre.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

A picturesque haven for recreation and a key botanical resource for research and conservation.

Trin Warren Tam-boore

An urban wetland over five hectares on the edge of Royal Park.

Enterprize Park

A park beside the Yarra River commemorating the landing of the first settlers.

Westgate Park

A great place for birdwatching, a casual picnic or an escape from the city.

Queensbridge Square

A pedestrian plaza and green space connecting Southgate and Flinders Street Station.

Carlton Gardens

A World Heritage Site known for its Victorian fountain and tree-lined avenues.

Fitzroy Gardens

These historic gardens are home to the famous Cooks' Cottage.

A walk in the park

Take a self-guided walk through Melbourne’s lush parks and gardens.

Princes Park

A major sports and recreation ground offering a diverse range of activities in Carlton North.

Royal Park

Public park offering an array of recreational and sporting facilities.

Queen Victoria Gardens

These landscaped gardens on St Kilda Road are home to the Floral Clock.

Docklands Park

Kid-friendly park with walking trails and barbecue facilities.

Flagstaff Gardens

Established in 1962, these informal gardens are a popular lunch spot.

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Melbourne Boat Hire

Cruise the Yarra River in the comfort of your own luxury vessel.

Port Phillip Ferries

Port Phillip Ferries travel daily between Melbourne and the Geelong and Bellarine regions.

Kensington Community Recreation Centre

A multi-purpose facility offering fitness and fun for everyone.

Southgate

Restaurant and shopping precinct located by the Yarra River in the heart of Southbank.