Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries

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 is truly the Garden State.

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 Lillydale Lake & Park Lillydale Lake & Park
Lillydale Lake is open at all times and has a range of facilities and activities to suit everyone, including an all-abilities playground, outdoor fitness station, walking tracks, fishing jetties, BBQ's, picnic shelters, sandy beach areas and public toilets. Lillydale Lake (r Read more..

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 Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
The Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is an iconic 40 km recreation trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The trail follows the path of the historical railway line through the stunning Yarra Valley starting behind Lilydale Railway Station and finishing in the Warburton tow Read more..

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 Malahang Park Malahang Park
Malahang Reserve has a great range of playground equipment spread across a large area including a new Skate Park and BMX dirt-track. Includes a real zip line with poles like a beginners ski lift, another zip line with a seat with harness, huge double pyramid rope climbing fram Read more..

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 Mayer Park Mayer Park
Mayer Park is on the corner Leinster Grove and Normanby Avenue, Thornbury Friends of Mayer Park formed as a response to the Darebin City Council's proposal to build a sports stadium on the park grounds. After the park was saved from development, the community were inspired by Read more..

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 Melbourne City Square Melbourne City Square
CLOSED City Square is closed to the public for construction of the new Metro Tunnel CBD South Station Melbourne City Square located opposite Melbourne Town Hall has been the heart and meeting place of Melbourne for many years. Before Federation Square took over as Melbourn Read more..

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 Melbourne General Cemetery Melbourne General Cemetery
The Melbourne General Cemetery is a large necropolis located 2 km north of the city of Melbourne in the suburb of Carlton North. The cemetery was opened on 1 June 1853, and the Old Melbourne Cemetery (on the site of what is now the Queen Victoria Market) was closed the next ye Read more..

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 Melbourne Walking | Bike Paths Melbourne Walking | Bike Paths
There are many walking and cycling shared paths that wind along our waterways and allow you to take in the 84Hundred*. Whether you like going for a bike ride, a jog or a leisurely stroll, there are many places for you to enjoy. Before you go, see if there’s a Know Your Rive Read more..

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 Melbourne's Urban Forest Melbourne's Urban Forest
The City of Melbourne maintains more than 70,000 trees. The Melbourne's Urban Forest website enables you to explore this dataset and some of the challenges facing Melbourne’s Urban Forest. Map Explore the tree data Individual tree data for City of Melbourne trees is pre Read more..

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 Narmbool Gardens Narmbool Gardens
Narmbool, a magnificent pastoral property of 2,000 hectares located near Ballarat. Owned by The Sovereign Hill Museums Association, Narmbool is home to 12,000 sheep, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and platypuses. The homestead, featuring a bluestone front and adjacent Read more..

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 National Rhododendron Gardens National Rhododendron Gardens
The National Rhododendron Gardens in the scenic Dandenong Ranges are host to an unparalleled variety of brilliantly coloured blooms, mainly rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Of international reputation, these magnificent gardens attract thousands of v Read more..

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 Old Melbourne Cemetery Old Melbourne Cemetery
Many people assume the first Melbourne cemetery was the Old Melbourne Cemetery (over Queen Victoria Market), when it was in fact Burial Hill, today's Flagstaff Gardens. Willie, the child of James Goodman was the first person to buried in Melbourne then known as Port Phillip Di Read more..

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 Olinda Falls Olinda Falls
Soak up in the picture-perfect scenic landscape of Olinda Falls while visiting the wonderful tourist spots of Mount Dandenong. With numerous public and private gardens containing native flowers and picnic grounds, Olinda Falls is a popular tourist spot amongst visitors. While Read more..

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 Open Gardens Victoria Open Gardens Victoria
Victorian Open Gardens Scheme Inc is a new not-for-profit organization formed to continue the long tradition of opening private gardens throughout Victoria. Victoria has a proud horticultural history - Australia's first open garden program was launched here in 1987 and over th Read more..

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 Open Gardens | Melbourne Open Gardens | Melbourne
When: 16th of September 2017 To 17th of September 2017
Open Gardens calendar is managed by Victorian Open Gardens Scheme Inc replacing Open Garden Scheme. The Victorian Open Gardens web site shows the details of open gardens and times. View Open Gardens Open Gardens Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation and receives hal Read more..

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 Organ Pipes National Park Organ Pipes National Park
The main feature at the 152 ha Organ Pipes National Park in a deep gorge in the bare Keilor plains is a set of basalt columns that look like organ pipes . The Friends of Organ Pipes National Park date back to 1972 when the park was proclaimed, solely due to its unique geologi Read more..

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 Packer Park Packer Park
Packer Park in Carnegie is an amazing park with a playground, cycling track, wetland, outdoor bowling and best of all, it's all free to use. J. T. Packer Park has a well equipped, colourful all abilities playground, good clean parkland, encompassing a meeting hall, full sized Read more..

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 Panorama Garden Estate Panorama Garden Estate
Enjoy a great day out visiting one of Australia's largest private gardens and wildlife reserves at Panorama Garden Estate. Panorama Gardens is a unique, 55 acre, nature garden on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. Panorama Garden Estate is a privately owned 55 a Read more..

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 Parks of Melbourne Parks of Melbourne
The picturesque backgrounds of inner Melbourne parklands are perfect for wedding photography, sporting activities and picnics. Towering trees, sprawling lawns, along with the many lakes and rivers, form a framework within which both native and cultivated vegetation flourish, whil Read more..

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 Parks Victoria Parks Victoria
Parks Victoria manages Victoria's world class network of national, state, regional and metropolitan parks, other conservation reserves, many significant cultural assets, and Melbourne's bays and waterways. ParkWeb provides information on the parks, rivers, marine areas and he Read more..

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 Parliament Gardens Parliament Gardens
This small triangular park is a pleasant respite at the Spring Street end of Town, with views of Parliament House, St. Patrick's Cathedral, St Peter's Eastern Hill, the Old Synagogue, the Old Baptist Church and the Eastern Hill Fire Station. The Coles Fountain in these garden Read more..

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 Phoenix Park Phoenix Park
The Phoenix Park precinct in Malvern East is a true community hub and features a community centre, library, skating facilities, open space and a spectacular adventure playground. The Phoenix Park precinct is the heart of Malvern East, providing a wonderful location for the co Read more..

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 Pioneer Women's Gardens Pioneer Women's Gardens
Pioneer Women's Gardens now known as Queen Victoria Gardens in the Kings Domain... Read more..

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 Point Nepean National Park Point Nepean National Park
Point Nepean is truly one of Victoria’s beautiful natural landscapes. A special place with so much to see and discover. Its rich history has played an important role in shaping the early settlement, quarantine and defence of Victoria. Located on the westerly point of the Read more..

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 Princes Park Princes Park
Princes Park in Parkville is conveniently located close to the city centre and is easily accessible by public transport. The Park stretches nearly two kilometres north-south but is only 350 metres at its widest between Royal Parade and Garton Street. The Park was originally Read more..

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 Queen Victoria Gardens Queen Victoria Gardens
Features trees and flowerbeds set in manicured lawns, roses and flowering shrubs, ornamental ponds, monuments to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, the Janet Lady Clarke rotunda, the Floral Clock; and various sculptures. The Gardens are a part of Domain Parklands Read more..

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 Queens Park Queens Park
Queens Park is a lovely park in Moonee Ponds in Melbourne, Australia. Queens Park is a relaxing retreat from the nearby busy streets. It is a popular park with a rose garden, sunken garden and childrens playground. Facilities within the park include Moonee Ponds Bowling Read more..

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 Queensbridge Square Queensbridge Square
Queensbridge Square is a pedestrian plaza beside the Yarra River, featuring the postmodern Red Stair amphitheatre and riverside landscaped garden beds. The space connects Southgate (near the Arts Centre), Southbank Boulevard, Queensbridge Street, Crown Casino, the Freshwater P Read more..

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 Royal Botanic Gardens | Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens | Cranbourne
Melbourne's newest Botanic Garden to open in over 100 years is the Australia Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne. The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is one of Victoria’s most precious areas of native bushland and offers nature-lovers the chance to explore 363 h Read more..

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 Royal Botanic Gardens | Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens | Melbourne
The Royal Botanic Gardens have become world-famous for their spectacular vistas across sweeping lawns and lakes. Every visitor will enjoy a walk around the Ornamental Lake with its teeming native bird-life, however there is much more to see at Melbourne’s most popular garden Read more..

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 Royal Park Royal Park
Royal Park is Melbourne’s largest park covering 170 hectares, and its wide open spaces make it hard to believe you are still in the city. Since its earliest days as designated parkland, Royal Park has had a strong tradition as a place for relaxation and sport, which continues Read more..

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 Ruffey Lake Park Ruffey Lake Park
Ruffey Lake Park is large (68 hectares) and one of the most popular parks in Manningham. Ruffey Creek crosses the park and large expanses of grass are dotted with a mixture of native and exotic trees. Four picnic areas on the periphery of the gardens provide good views over th Read more..

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 Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT)
Honouring and Celebrating Life The Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT) is a community based, not-for-profit organisation, committed to serving the needs of our communities. Our Cemeteries Historic and iconic, the eight cemeteries and memorial parks within SMCT’ Read more..

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 St Kilda Botanical Gardens St Kilda Botanical Gardens
The site of the St Kilda Botanical Gardens were established in the 1800's. The municipal council petitioned the Department of Lands and Survey to make this segment of land bordered by Dickens Street, Tennyson Street and Blessington Street a Botanic Garden. The gardens were fo Read more..

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 State Dog Centre | KCC Park State Dog Centre | KCC Park
The Victorian State Dog Centre at KCC Park consists of 74 acres owned by DOGS Victoria situated at 655 Westernport Hwy, (between Thompson Rd and Hall Rd), Skye. It includes fenced off-lead areas, a dam for doggy swimming and a large indoor and outdoor areas used for on-lead e Read more..

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 Steampacket Gardens Steampacket Gardens
Steampacket Gardens is small park near Geelong Pier and the Geelong Yacht Club. An open lawn with beautiful trees around the perimeter, the Gardens are a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the sun and a picnic. On the northern edge is a small walkway that separates the gardens from Read more..

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 Steavenson Falls Steavenson Falls
Steavenson Falls are one of Victoria's highest falls with 5 cascades, a total descent of 122 metres, the last having a drop of more than 21 metres. Named after John Steavenson, who first visited Marysville in 1862, the falls opened to tourists in 1866. Today they are a popular Read more..

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 Studley Park Boathouse Studley Park Boathouse
Studley Park Boathouse is situated on the east bank of the Yarra River in Yarra Bend Park and boasts as impressive fleet of rowboats, canoes & kayaks which are all available for hire everyday of the year except Christmas Day. A great way to spend the afternoon with the family Read more..

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 Summerhill Bridge | Darebin Creek Summerhill Bridge | Darebin Creek
La Trobe Uni Lakes Bridge | Darebin Creek Fantastic news, we have a new bridge. A better way of saying it, we have a brand new replacement bridge with it's own name. Summerhill Bridge is a new steel structured bridge announced in the August/September 2014 - Darebin Community Read more..

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 Tan Track Tan Track
No visit to Melbourne is complete without a walk, jog or run around Melbourne's iconic 'Tan Track', a 3.8km track around King's Domain and the Botanic Gardens. Commonly and affectionately known locally as the TAN, it is officially termed the Tan Track. The TAN name (in disp Read more..

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 The Briars Park & Homestead The Briars Park & Homestead
The Briars Park is the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s foremost property, and a beautiful example of 'Cultural Landscape', with a long history of Aboriginal occupation, followed by European occupation of one of the first pastoral 'runs' on the Mornington Peninsula, represented today Read more..

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 The Summit Adventure Park The Summit Adventure Park
The Summit is a 50 acre outdoor adventure park with a primary focus on providing inspiring and life changing experiences through a combination of meaningful programs and powerful activities that build self-worth, character, success and happiness. " We promise an extraordinary Read more..

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 Timbarra Park Timbarra Park
Interesting playground with a farmyard theme. The main structure has a wave slide, tunnel, steering wheel panel, abacus, balance beam, monkey rungs, steep chain bridge, fireman's pole and sloping parallel bars. Paths lead to areas with a spinning cup with hand wheel, swin Read more..

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 Treasury Gardens Treasury Gardens
The small and peaceful Treasury Gardens sit between Fitzroy Gardens and Spring Street, and are a popular venue for community events and rallies. The gardens are home to a multitude of brushtail possums that emerge from the trees to feed at dusk. Features include: the Robe Read more..

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 Truganina Park Truganina Park
Truganina Coastal Parklands has been created on the site of the former Altona Tip. A feature of the park is the 100 Steps to Federation, a stone staircase made of basalt rock recycled from when the area was a clean-fill tip. At the summit of the 17 metre high mound is a vie Read more..

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 Tudor Village Tudor Village
The Village which is situated in the centre of the Fitzroy Gardens, was modelled in cement by Mr. Edgar Wilson, a 77 year old pensioner who lived in Hamilton Road, Norwood, London, England, who carried out the task as a hobby. He built three such villages. One of them which he Read more..

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 Victoria Park Victoria Park
Victoria Park is a sports venue in Abbotsford best known as the original home of the Collingwood Football Club. Built for Australian rules football and cricket, Victoria Park has also been home to a cycling track, tennis courts and a baseball club. Victoria Park was re-ope Read more..

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 Victoria State Rose Garden Victoria State Rose Garden
The Victoria State Rose Garden has over 5,000 roses (covering about 6 acres) and one of the tourist gems of Victoria. Awarded the International Garden of Excellence by the World Federation Of Rose Societies in 2003, it was the first rose garden outside of Europe to receive thi Read more..

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 Wandiligong Hedge Maze Wandiligong Hedge Maze
Wandiligong Maze is Australia's largest living hedge maze with 2km of pathways, surrounded by gardens. Explore the maze. Smell the heritage roses. Eat in our Licensed Cafe with juices, luscious salads, delectable pies, tantalising cakes, coffee, tea and scones and lots more. Read more..

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 Wattle Park Wattle Park
Wattle Park features historic buildings, huge gum trees, wattles, seasonal wildflowers and ponds. The historic Chalet, popular for functions, is set among exotic trees and sweeping lawns. The tennis courts and public nine-hole golf course are great places to practice your s Read more..

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 Werribee Gorge State Park Werribee Gorge State Park
Werribee Gorge retains a wild, rugged natural beauty. The park offers spectacular views and great opportunities for bushwalking and rock climbing. There are a variety of walks in the park. A popular walk follows the Werribee River from Meikles Point picnic area, offering impre Read more..

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 Werribee Park Werribee Park
10 hectares of open parkland and superbly manicured formal gardens surround Werribee Mansion. This area is referred to as Werribee Park and designed to compliment the mansion's grand design. The gardens are widely attributed to W.R Guilfoyle, Curator of the Melbourne Botanic Read more..

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 Westerfolds Park Westerfolds Park
Westerfolds Park is a huge park next to the Yarra River in Templestowe with over 120 hectares of recreational and environmental parkland managed by Parks Victoria. The park has much to offer: --> Yarra River and tracks --> Shared walk/bike paths --> Picnic tables --> Woo Read more..

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 Wilson Botanic Park Berwick Wilson Botanic Park Berwick
Wilson Botanic Park Berwick has been developed into 39 hectares of scenic and tranquil parkland. Only minutes from the Monash Freeway, the park attracts local and international visitors and is sanctuary to an abundance of native animals. Perched on the edge of the Basalt La Read more..

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 Wilsons Botanical Park Wilsons Botanical Park
Only minutes from the Monash Freeway, the park attracts local and international visitors and is sanctuary to an abundance of native animals. Perched on the edge of the Basalt Lake, the Birdhide provides the perfect cover for bird watching. The Directional Marker on the cliff a Read more..

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 Wombat Corner Camp Wombat Corner Camp
Wombat Corner is an accredited camp situated in Emerald in the Dandenong Ranges only 50km from Melbourne. It is surrounded by Emerald Lake Park and Wright Forest with the lake itself only one minute walk from the front door. This 60 hectare park land is a fantastic area for wa Read more..

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 Woodlands Historic Park & Homestead Woodlands Historic Park & Homestead
Woodlands Historic Park totals over 700 hectares (1730 acres). It was first established as a public park in 1980 and contains many physical links to the landscape of the settlers in the 1840s, including the restored Woodlands Homestead. The park contains valuable remnants of t Read more..

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 Y Water Discovery Centre Y Water Discovery Centre
The Y Water Discovery Centre incorporates a fully accredited Visitor Information Centre and interactive environmental interpretive displays to inform visitors about the importance of water resource management and local wetland ecology. Located adjacent to the Yea Wetlands the Read more..

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 Yarra Bend Park Yarra Bend Park
Yarra Bend Park is the largest area of natural bushland near the heart of Melbourne. The park features steep river escarpments, open woodlands, playing fields and golf courses. Nestled in the unlikely location between Kew and Abbotsford, a mere stone's throw from the CBD, is a Read more..

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