Melbourne is blessed with a ring of green spaces surrounding the city. Among the magnificent 19th century parks and gardens, you'll find hidden grottos, secluded ponds and sites of Aboriginal significance.

This walk is approximately 4.2km and takes about 2 hours.

Sights on this walk

A grand domed building with rows of bare trees and a green lawn in front.

1. Carlton Gardens

Two people walking down a tree lined path in a city park.

2. Fitzroy Gardens

Two people sitting on two benches in a park by a lake.

3. Treasury Gardens

People walking along a dirt path on the banks of a city river.

4. Birrarung Marr

Person walking along a path through the greenery in Kings Domain.

5. Kings Domain

Two people looking at a giant flower garden shaped like a clock.

6. Queen Victoria Gardens

Palm trees lining River Yarra, beside Alexandra Gardens.

7. Alexandra Gardens

More to explore

If you have more time, Melbourne’s majestic parks are a destination all on their own and deserve a dedicated visit.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Established in 1846, these picturesque gardens showcase plants from around the world.

Royal Park

Home to an array of recreational and sporting facilities and native and indigenous vegetation.

Princes Park

A major sports and recreation ground in Carlton offering a diverse range of activities.

Flagstaff Gardens

These informal gardens are a popular lunch spot for city workers.

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