Parks and gardens

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.

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.

Neill Street Reserve

A neighbourhood park for the Carlton community.

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.

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.

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.

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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Sport

Melbourne's sporting calendar is packed with events, from football to cricket and soccer.

Hardrock Climbing

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.

Enterprize

Take a cruise on a replica of the vessel that brought settlers to Melbourne in 1835.