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Parks and gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
A picturesque haven for recreation and a key botanical resource for research and conservation.
Things to do in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Live music, theatre, outdoor cinema and workshops are all on offer.
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.
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.
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.
Secret gardens and majestic parks
Take a walk through Melbourne’s lush parks and gardens.
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.
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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Melbourne's sporting calendar is packed with events, from football to cricket and soccer.
Downtown Yoga and Pilates
Bright and airy studio with over 140 yoga, pilates and fitness classes each week.
Yoga classes are designed to bring balance and are for the experienced and newcomers alike.