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Parks and gardens
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.
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.
JJ Holland Park
Home to kids playgrounds, a skate park and the local community centre.
Secret gardens and majestic parks
Take a walk through Melbourne’s lush parks and gardens.
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.
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.
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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The ultimate indoor rock-climbing experience in Melbourne is at Hardrock Climbing.
Big Swing Golf
Indoor golf facility offering casual and competition play, and coaching and practice sessions.