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Encompassing over 530 hectares, central Melbourne boasts ten of the most beautiful parks and gardens in the world. With more than 2,000 parks and reserves, it comes as no surprise Melbourne is capital of the Garden State.

 1,000 Steps | Kokoda Track Memorial Walk 1,000 Steps | Kokoda Track Memorial Walk
The 1,000 Steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk is a unique tourist spot located in the Dandenong Ranges National Park at Mt Dandenong. The track was created in the early 1900's made from the trunks of tree ferns laid along the wetter areas of the tr Read more..

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 1853 - 2007 | Flow of History - Yan Yean Reservoir 1853 - 2007 | Flow of History - Yan Yean Reservoir
When it was first constructed, the nine-metre high dam on the Plenty River to create was then the largest storage dam in the world. Flow of History The parched Yan Yean Reservoir was once a mighty testament to a new city's boundless optimism. B Read more..

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 Agnes Falls Agnes Falls
Agnes Falls is the highest waterfall in Victoria, falling 59 meters. Hidden within the green rolling hills of the Strzelecki Ranges, the meandering Agnes River cascades over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge producing Victoria’s highest (59 metr Read more..

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 Akoonah Park Akoonah Park
Akoonah Park is Crown Land reserved as a Show Ground and Recreation Reserve. It is situated in the City of Casey on the eastern edge of Berwick adjoining the Cardinia Creek. The area of 11 hectares has been developed by the volunteer committe of Read more..

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 Albert Park and Lake Albert Park and Lake
Albert Park Lake is a man made lake situated in Albert Park bordered by Albert Road, Queens Road, Fitzroy Street and Canterbury Road. The park is roughly 2.25 square kilometres of parkland including Albert Park Lake with many different sporting fa Read more..

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 Alexandra Gardens Alexandra Gardens
Alexandra Gardens are set out on five hectares of land off St Kilda Road, at the foot of Princes Bridge between the Yarra River and Alexandra Avenue. Alexandra Gardens are part of a larger group of parklands directly south-east of the city, betwee Read more..

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 Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
Alfred Nicholas Gardens are in Sherbrooke in the Dandenong Ranges near Kallista, about an hour's drive from Melbourne. The gardens cover a massive 13 hectares of plantings including Australian native plants. The many linking paths through this ga Read more..

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 All Nations Park All Nations Park
All Nations Park Separation Street, Northcote Melway Reference: 30 G7 All Nations Park is a contemporary 13 hectare regional park created on the site of the former 'Northcote Landfill'. The official opening on the 23 February, 2002 was attended Read more..

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 Argyle Square Argyle Square
Argyle Square Piazza Carlton is located off Lygon Street in Carlton. Part of the site is a tree-lined park and part is the site of the former Carlton Bowling Club. In 1995, the Carlton Bowling Club closed and the land became vacant. The City of M Read more..

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 Ashcombe Maze & Water Gardens Ashcombe Maze & Water Gardens
Home to Australia's oldest and largest traditional hedge mazes Ashcombe also features the first circular rose maze of its kind in the world. 1200 rose bushes specifically chosen for their colour and perfume make this maze a sensory delight and chall Read more..

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 Avenel Maze Avenel Maze
Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Avenel is a very different maze to those of England’s Hampton Court or France’s Palace of Versailles. For one thing it is set in a stunning Australian landscape, overlooking, through gum trees filled with cockatoos, magpies and parrots, the hazy Goul Read more..

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 Barwon Park Mansion Barwon Park Mansion
Every Wednesday, Sunday
Historic Barwon Park Mansion Imposing bluestone mansion built in the 1860s for Thomas Austin, its first owner. The property comprised 12,000 hectares, and was noted for its sheep and horses. Barwon Park was built by Thomas Austin, and complet Read more..

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 Batman Park Batman Park
There are a number of parks named Batman Park but the best known is the Batman Park below the railway bridge near the corner of Clarendon and Flinders Streets. Connected to the Enterprize Park, Batman Park was named after the founder of Melbourne Read more..

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 Batman's Pigeon Loft Batman's Pigeon Loft
The Pigeon Loft at Batman Park was built by Melbourne City Council to encourage the cities pigeons to roost away from popular tourist areas. As a humane measure to curb their breeding, the pigeons eggs are removed from the roost and replace with p Read more..

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 Bicentennial Park Bicentennial Park
Sydney may have its Bicentennial Park (ie Sydney Olympic Park) but in Melbourne, or more accurately, Chelsea we also have our own Bicentennial Park. Managed by Kingston City Council, Bicentennial Park is is Scotch Parade, Chelsea Mel Ref: 93 E12 Read more..

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 Birrarung Marr Birrarung Marr
Birrarung Marr is Melbourne's newest major parkland in more than 100 years. Birrarung Marr 8.3 hectare park was opened on Australia Day, 26 January 2002 situated between Federation Square and Melbourne Park, providing a promenade link between CBD Read more..

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 Bollygum Park Bollygum Park
WHERE THE STORY COMES TO LIFE! AN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND IN KINGLAKE, VICTORIA A magical playground located at 40 Whittlesea - Kinglake Road, Kinglake, Victoria, Bollygum Park is based around the award winning children's book 'Bollygum' by Garry Fl Read more..

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 Boneo Maze & Wetlands Centre Boneo Maze & Wetlands Centre
Boneo Maze and Wetlands Centre is a magnificent eco-tourism complex, only 5minutes from Rosebud, off Boneo Road. The wetlands gives visitors a unique experience to walk along the 2km of boardwalk winding through 15 acres of swamp and wetlands. Vi Read more..

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 Brighton General Cemetery Brighton General Cemetery
1853 - 2003 : 150 Years of History Brighton General Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Interested in the Brighton Cemetery? Then become a foundation supporter of the Brighton Cemetorians today. It's free! Looking for the burial index Read more..

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 Bundoora Park Bundoora Park
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Bundoora Park is Melbourne’s most diverse park providing a wealth of activities and experiences for the whole family. -:- Escape for an hour or a day and enjoy a wide range of activities in Cooper’s Settlement. -:- -:- The farm animals are alwa Read more..

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 Burnley Gardens Burnley Gardens
The Burnley Gardens in Richmond date back to 1861 when the Horticulture Society of Victoria established experimental gardens. The aim was to introduce new plants to the colonies, and to promote botanical and horticultural science. The land was gra Read more..

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 Canterbury Gardens Canterbury Gardens
Canterbury Gardens are an example of the Gardenesque style of gardens from the early 1900s. The park features rolling lawns, specimen trees and superb, colourful displays of perennial borders and annual beds. The gardens are situated on an area Read more..

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 Carlton Gardens Carlton Gardens
Carlton Gardens adjoins the northeastern corner of Melbourne's central business district, near Victoria Street, Rathdowne Street, Carlton Street and Nicholson Street. The Gardens slope gently down to the northeast and southwest from the Exhibition Read more..

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 Catani Gardens Catani Gardens
Catani Gardens are recognisable in photographs for their avenues and rows of palm trees right on the St Kilda foreshore. Reflecting St Kilda’s past life as a continental-style seaside resort, the Catani Gardens comprise some six hectares of magnif Read more..

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 Civil Twilight End Civil Twilight End
Striking for the first time last night, Civil Twilight End is a bronze bell devised by artists Kate Daw and Stewart Russell that will ring each day at the end of civil twilight — when the sun has dipped below the horizon but the sky is still light. Read more..

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 Coburg Lake Reserve Coburg Lake Reserve
At Coburg Lake Reserve there is Coburg Lake, playground, bbq facilities, walking and bike paths, weir, all opposite the old Pentridge Prison. Several playgrounds include the cleverly decorated Outdoor Lounge and the Doug Hull Space Adventure playg Read more..

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 Como Gardens Como Gardens
Como Gardens in the Dandenong Mountains is a beautiful historic garden established in 1873. Garden The garden holds two collections of plants, Magnolia and Prunus, which are registered with the Ornamental Plants Collection Association of Austral Read more..

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 Coranderrk Coranderrk
Coranderrk was a Government reserve set up in 1863 for Aboriginal people who had been dispossessed by the arrival of Europeans to the state of Victoria. The reserve was closed in 1924, with most residents removed to Lake Tyers Mission. Five older Read more..

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 Cremorne Gardens Cremorne Gardens
Cremorne Gardens was an amusement park established in 1853 on the banks of the Yarra River at Richmond by James Ellis who had earlier established similar gardens of the same name on the banks of the River Thames at Chelsea in London. The gardens w Read more..

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 Docklands Park Docklands Park
Docklands Park – a green place, a description by its developers VicUrban. Docklands Park is a softer, greener area suitable for passive recreation, but importantly a great area for kids (big and little). It is a major contemporary park for Mel Read more..

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 Domain Parklands Domain Parklands
Domain Parklands including King's Domain, Queen Victoria and Alexandra Gardens. The Domain was originally reserved from sale by the Superintendent of the Port Phillip District, Charles La Trobe, as a site for a future Government House. Today the D Read more..

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 Earimil Gardens Earimil Gardens
Earimil Gardens offers 3 acres of manicured colourful floral artistry superbly located at Mt Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula. Elaine and Reg Smith invite you to their magnificent private and colourful 3 acre garden overlooking Port Phillip Bay a Read more..

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 Edinburgh Gardens Edinburgh Gardens
Edinburgh Gardens in North Fitzroy is one of Melbourne's best and most popular parks. Every weekend there is something happening in the gardens, whether it be a BBQ, group get-together, kick to kick of the footy, skate board riding, meeting point fo Read more..

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 Edwardes Lake Park Edwardes Lake Park
Edwardes Lake Park is a 26 hectare district park, the second largest in the Darebin municipality after Bundoora Park, providing the setting for the 6.3 hectare Edwardes Lake. The lake is a part of the Edgar’s Creek catchment, which is a stream of Read more..

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 Emerald Bank Adventure Park Emerald Bank Adventure Park
Open 10.00 - 4:30pm weekends 7 days during school holidays. Closed public holidays. Emerald Bank Leisure Land is a family friendly destination with plenty to see and do. Whether it is shopping, adventure or relaxation you are looking for, Read more..

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 Emerald Lake Park Emerald Lake Park
Emerald Lake Park is a park for all seasons and a delightful destination for absolutely everyone. With two beautiful lakes, Lake Treganowan and Nobelious, and 50 hectares of rolling parklands, Emerald Lake Park offers discovery, enjoyment and rela Read more..

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 Enchanted Maze Garden Enchanted Maze Garden
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Everyone from kids to kids-at-heart are invited to discover The Enchanted Maze Garden. The Enchanted Maze Garden is an award winning natural attraction nestled in the beautiful hinterland of Arthurs Seat. From humble beginnings, the Enchanted Maze Read more..

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 Endeavour Fern Gully Endeavour Fern Gully
Endeavour Fern Gully provides visitors with a glimpse of the original natural environment of the Mornington Peninsular. It includes 17.5 hectares of natural indigenous bushland that has natural regrowth of many indigenous middle and ground story p Read more..

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 Fairies Tree | Fitzroy Gardens Fairies Tree | Fitzroy Gardens
The amazing Fairies Tree is located in the Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne. Ola Cohn's Fairies Tree, comprising a series of lovely carvings on the stump of one of the original Red Gum trees in the Fitzroy Gardens, well over 300 years in age. From Read more..

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 Fawkner Park | South Yarra   Fawkner Park | South Yarra
Fawkner Park is named after Melbourne's co-founder, the Hon. John Pascoe Fawkner, and was created in 1862 comprising 100 Acres (40 Hectares). In the 1890s sections of the park were set aside for up to ten different sporting activities, ranging fro Read more..

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 Federation Bells Federation Bells
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The delightful Federation Bells are located in Birrarung Marr park behind Federation Square in Melbourne. Federation Bells comprise 39 upturned bells cast in bronze alloys and range from 500 grams to 1.2 tonnes. Following a recent refurbishme Read more..

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 Fitzroy Gardens Fitzroy Gardens
Fitzroy Gardens was named after Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy, Governor of New South Wales and Governor-General of the Australian Colonies. The Gardens have a long history of over 150 years, few other capital cities can boast such a significant ga Read more..

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 Flagstaff Gardens Flagstaff Gardens
Flagstaff Gardens forms one of Melbourne's most historic sites dating back to the early settlement of Melbourne. Features include lawns and trees with two significant avenues of trees and two remnant boundary rows of trees. They contain floral an Read more..

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 Flinders Park Flinders Park
Renamed to Melbourne Park, not a very popular decision. Tram from Cnr of Batman Avenue and Flinders Street, Melbourne. Read more..

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 Gordon Reserve - City Gordon Reserve - City
Located in Spring St, Melbourne near the Parliament buildings, it was named for Adam Lindsay Gordon. Also in the reserve is a plaque commemorating the completion of cable-laying between Melbourne and Sydney by the Postmaster-General Department (PMG). Read more..

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 Gumbaya Park Gumbaya Park
Come to Gumbuya Park, nature's playground where a unique blend of natural and man made attractions makes for a memorable family outing. Gumbuya Park was originally a pheasant farm which was converted into a wildlife park in 1978 by Ron Rado. Pa Read more..

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 Herring Island Herring Island
Every Saturday, Sunday
Herring Island | Environmental Sculpture Park is accessible only by boat, 3.2 hectares in size, is just 3 km from the city located in the Yarra River. This informal parkland has provided the inspiration for curator Maudie Palmer to develop a conc Read more..

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 Islands in Victoria Islands in Victoria
People are surprised to discover Melbourne has two islands and Victoria has 28 in total. River Islands -:- Beveridge Island (Murray River) -:- Coode Island (Yarra River) -:- Gunbower Island (Murray River) -:- Herring Island (Yarra River) -:- Read more..

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 Jells Park Jells Park
Jells Park in Wheelers Hill is an oasis in the suburban hustle and bustle of everyday life. Located on Dandenong Creek it is abundant with native plants and wildlife. Jells Park has so much to offer with over nine kilometres of paths and trails, Read more..

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 JJ Holland Park | Kensington JJ Holland Park | Kensington
J J Holland Park is named after John Joseph Holland, a former Labor parliamentarian who campaigned for the development of social welfare schemes. Holland Park, as it is commonly called, is freehold land owned by the City of Melbourne and was orig Read more..

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