Parks and gardens

The best autumn walks in Melbourne

Where to see golden leaves and autumn colours in the city.

The best picnic spots in Melbourne

Try these beautiful parks and gardens for your next Melbourne picnic.

The best spring walks in Melbourne

See spring flowers in bloom on these stunning city walks.

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.

Twelve stunning gardens close to the Melbourne CBD

Within 10km? Take your daily exercise in one of the city's best gardens.

The ultimate guide to exploring Fitzroy Gardens

Within 10km? Make an exercise date and explore the beauty of this glorious city garden.

Melbourne’s secret gardens and green spaces

Within 10km? Get some fresh air in these secluded city nooks.

The best playgrounds in Melbourne

We've rounded up the best adventure parks and playgrounds.

The best outdoor exercise parks in Melbourne

Find gorgeous parks and gardens for group fitness, basketball courts, tennis and more

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.

Yarra Park

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

Things to do in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Live music, outdoor cinema and free walks are all on offer.

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.

Batman Park

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

Market Square Pop-up Park

Relax on the grass and enjoy a picnic at this pop-up park.

Neill Street Reserve

A neighbourhood park for the Carlton community.

12 Melbourne places you've never visited

Secret shops, glowing laneways and even a shrine to Elvis.

Monument Park

A sculpture park designed by internationally renowned artist Callum Morton.

Five free must-do Melbourne walks

It’s time to get out and about in the city. Have a wander with these free guides.

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.

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.

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.

Carlton Gardens

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

What's free in Melbourne over the long weekend

Free events, markets, pop-ups and live music on in Melbourne this long weekend.

Fitzroy Gardens

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

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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