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
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.
Market Square Pop-up Park
Relax on the grass and enjoy a picnic at this pop-up park.
12 Melbourne places you've never visited
Secret shops, glowing laneways and even a shrine to Elvis.
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.
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.
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.
What's free in Melbourne over the long weekend
Free events, markets, pop-ups and live music on in Melbourne this long weekend.
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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Port Phillip Ferries
Port Phillip Ferries travel daily between Melbourne and the Geelong and Bellarine regions.