Parks and gardens

Top after-work walks in Melbourne

Take advantage of summer’s extended daylight and catch some rays after work while you can.

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.

The best summer walks in Melbourne

See flowers in bloom on these stunning city walks.

The best picnic spots in Melbourne

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

The best outdoor exercise parks in Melbourne

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

Twelve stunning gardens close to the Melbourne CBD

Take your daily exercise in one of the city's best gardens.

Melbourne’s secret gardens and green spaces

Take a break from indoors with a stroll through these city-side parks.

The best playgrounds in Melbourne

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

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.

The ultimate guide to exploring Fitzroy Gardens

Make an exercise date and explore the beauty of this glorious city garden.

Five free must-do Melbourne walks

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

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.

The best autumn walks in Melbourne

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

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.

12 Melbourne places you've never visited

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

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.

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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Tennis World

Outdoor and indoor plexicushion courts, Italian clay courts and a fully equipped gymnasium.

Downtown Yoga and Pilates

Bright and airy studio with over 140 yoga, pilates and fitness classes each week.

Estuary Yoga

Yoga classes are designed to bring balance and are for the experienced and newcomers alike.

Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing 3 hour Yarra River dinner cruise.