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.
Also see Playgrounds | Farms
Also see Playgrounds | Farms
1,000 Steps | Kokoda Track Memorial Walk
⊜ Burwood Highway and Mt Dandenong Tourist Road Upper Ferntree Gully
The 1,000 Steps located in the Dandenong Ranges National Park is Melbourne's most popular bushwalk. Officially the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk, walkers love the challenge of the steep trail, locals ..
1001 Steps - Bayview Park
⊜ 188T Quarry Rd, Narre Warren
1001 Steps in Bayview Park - Narre Warren North Although not officially completed, the 1001 Steps at Bayview Park in Narre Warren North is already a success. Everyday people seeking exercise and f ..
1853 - 2007 | Flow of History - Yan Yean Reservoir
⊜ 50 Dunnetts Rd Yan Yean
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 might ..
⊜ Agnes Falls Toora
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 pictu ..
⊜ Cnr High Street and Cardinia Street, Berwick
Akoonah Park is Crown Land reserved as a Show Ground and Recreation Reserve situated on the eastern edge of Berwick adjoining the Cardinia Creek. The area of 11 hectares has been developed by the v ..
Albert Park and Lake
⊜ Lakeside Drive, Albert Park
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 includin ..
⊜ Boathouse Drive Melbourne
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. On the south bank of the Yarra River, the Alexa ..
Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
⊜ 1 Sherbrooke Road Sherbrooke
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 nat ..
All Nations Park
⊜ Separation Street Northcote
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 offic ..
⊜ 150 Dandenong Rd St Kilda East
Alma Park was previously known as the East St Kilda Recreation Reserve and then in 1859 divided into two parks separated by the Sandringham railway line. Today the Alma park encompasses significa ..
⊜ Cnr Lygon St and Argyle Place Carlton
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 Clu ..
Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens
⊜ 15 Shoreham Road Shoreham
The Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens is home to Australia's oldest and most famous hedge maze, a beautiful circular rose maze, and the year round flowering Lavender Labyrinth, all set among 25 acres o ..
⊜ 471 Upton Road Avenel
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 ..
Bald Hill Park
⊜ 4-28 Inverness St, Clarinda
Bald Hill Park, Clarinda (Clayton) Great playground with nice walking and biking tracks around the park. Bald Hill Park Playground Very unusual and interesting playground. There are three o ..
Ballarat Botanical Gardens
⊜ Gillies St North Ballarat
The Ballarat Botanical Gardens is one of Australias most significant cool climate gardens The Ballarat Botanical Gardens covers 40 hectares divided into three distinct zones - the central Botanical ..
⊜ Batman Park Melbourne
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, Bat ..
⊜ Scotch Parade, Chelsea
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 P ..
⊜ Birrarung Marr Melbourne
Birrarung Marr is one of Melbourne's newest major park (2002) located on the north side of the Yarra River next to Federation Square From Princes Bridge, the park incorporates three terraces of con ..
Blue Lotus Water Garden
⊜ 2628 Warburton Highway Yarra Junction
The Blue Lotus Water Garden is one of Australia's largest private gardens. The nursery and gardens officially opened in 2006, has now grown to cover over 50,000 square metres (14 acres) featuring t ..
⊜ 40 Whittlesea - Kinglake Road Kinglake
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 aw ..
⊜ 370 Mount Macedon Rd, Macedon
Bolobek, a magnificent heritage property nestled in the foothills of Mt Macedon in Victoria, has inspired Australian gardeners for more than a century. Bolobek is listed on the Victorian Heritage R ..
Boneo Discovery Park
⊜ 695 Limestone Road Fingal
Located on Victoria's stunning Mornington Peninsula, our 27 acre wetlands are a beautiful showcase of the Mornington Peninsula's indigenous flora and fauna, including many species of frogs, reptiles a ..
Booran Reserve | Glen Huntly
⊜ 1051 Glen Huntly Rd, Glen Huntly
Booran Reserve is an exciting and diverse addition to Glen Eira's recreation reserves. The play space areas provide stimulating and challenging environments for all ages and abilities, and include ..
Brighton General Cemetery
⊜ North Rd Caulfield South
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 ..
⊜ Staughton Vale Rd Anakie
Little more than an hour's drive from Melbourne takes you to the state's richest wildflower habitat. Set in a low range of mountains dissected by rocky gullies, the unusual geology of the Brisban ..
⊜ 74 Clyde Rd, Berwick
Buchanan Park is the City of Casey, Berwick features include Barbecue, Playground and a Skate Facility. ..
⊜ 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands
Buluk Park, Victoria Harbour is a significant new urban square for the city of Melbourne. Bourke and Collins streets The square is the new community and retail hub of the Docklands, a place tha ..
⊜ 1069 Plenty Road, Bundoora
Bundoora Park is Melbourne's most diverse park providing a wealth of activities and experiences for the whole family. Bundoora Park is a 180 hectare parkland set in natural bushland beside the Dar ..
⊜ 500 Yarra Boulevard Richmond
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 botani ..
⊜ 4986 Murray Valley Highway Strathmerton
Cactus Country offers a unique experience in Australia. More than 4,000 species of cacti and succulents from around the globe are presented in an unforgettable journey throughout eight different g ..
⊜ 190B Canterbury Road Canterbury
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 a ..
⊜ Carlton Gardens Carlton
Designed for the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880, the Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens are World Heritage listed. The Gardens slope gently down to the northeast ..
⊜ Catani Gardens, Beaconsfield Parade St Kilda
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 C ..
⊜ Hawthorn Road, Caulfield
Caulfield Park is a very large open park space in south-east Melbourne. It provides recreational opportunities for a wide range of users. These include casual users as well as tennis,bowls, soccer ..
Caulfield Racecourse Reserve
⊜ Station Street Caulfield East
Caulfield Racecourse Reserve is parkland, public recreation and horse racing. It could be Melbourne's best kept secret: about 15 MCG's worth of open space in the heart of inner suburbia. Most pe ..
Central Park | Malvern East
⊜ Corner of Bourke Rd and Wattletree Rd Malvern East
Central Park - Burke Road, Malvern East Covering almost 19 acres, Central Park is decoratively embellished with avenue trees, shrubs and flowerbeds and adjoined by an open oval for cricket and othe ..
Central Park | NewQuay
A NEW park that will eventually form part of a green trail through a key Docklands precinct has opened. Central Park in NewQuay is the biggest park to open in the inner city since Birrarung Marr. ..
City Square Melbourne
⊜ 44-86 Swanston Street Melbourne
CLOSED Melbourne's City Square is currently closed to the public for construction of the new Metro Tunnel and CBD South Station.. Closed: 2017 - 2024 City Square Located opposite Melbourne Tow ..
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 dipp ..
⊜ 89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd Olinda
GARDENS DIGGERS GARDEN SHOP SEASONS RESTAURANT ART IN THE GARDEN Made on an easterly slope at the top of the Dandenongs, Cloudehill is at an altitude of 580 metres. The garden has deep v ..
Coburg Lake Reserve
⊜ Cnr Gaffney St and Murray Rd Coburg
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 Outd ..
⊜ 79 Basin Olinda Rd, The Basin
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 O ..
Coranderrk Aboriginal Station
⊜ 19 Barak Lane Healesville
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 re ..
⊜ Corner Cremorne Street and Balmain Street Cremorne
Cremorne Gardens was a pleasure garden (amusement park) established in 1853 on the banks of the Yarra River in Richmond and closed in 1863. Cremorne Gardens was created by James Ellis who had earli ..
⊜ 60 Cranbourne Road Langwarrin
More than eighty years in the making and the heart of a working farm, the garden at Cruden Farm is a small piece of country set amid dense suburbia. The property was left by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch ..
Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden
⊜ The Georgian Road Olinda
The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (formerly the National Rhododendron Garden) are host to an unparalleled variety of brilliantly coloured blooms, mainly rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries a ..
⊜ Harbour Esplanade Docklands
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 li ..
⊜ St Kilda Road Melbourne
The Domain Parklands is a patchwork of beautiful parks and gardens, made up of nearly 123 hectares. It includes some of the city's favourite destinations, including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Shri ..
Dooen Recreation Reserve
⊜ Henty Highway, Dooen
Dooen Recreation Reserve, Henty Highway, Dooen 3-1/2 drive via Horsham - via National Highway M8 and Western Hwy/A8 Horsham is located roughly halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne. To get ..
Doongalla Homestead Picnic Grounds
⊜ Simpsons Rd, The Basin
Doongalla Homestead was built in 1892, originally named 'Invermay' by the first owner, Sir Matthew Davies. The homestead consisted of 32 bedrooms and servants quarters and was situated on a parcel of ..
⊜ 33A Koornalla Crescent, Mount Eliza
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 colo ..
⊜ Alfred Crescent, Fitzroy North
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 ..
Edwardes Lake Park
⊜ Edwardes Street, Reservoir
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 ..
Elsternwick Park | Sportscover Arena
⊜ St Kilda St Brighton
Elsternwick Park covers 90 acres between Glenhuntly Rd, Head St, New St and St Kilda St Brighton including a sports oval, parkland and lake. The reserve served as the Elsternwick Racecourse from 18 ..
Emerald Bank Leisure Land
⊜ 7725 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla
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, the Emerald Bank complex has something for ..
Emerald Lake Park
⊜ Emerald Lake Road, Emerald
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, Emer ..
Enchanted Adventure Garden
⊜ 55 Purves Road, Arthurs Seat
Everyone from kids to kids-at-heart are invited to discover the Enchanted Adventure Garden. 22 acres of hedge mazes, artistic gardens, giant puzzles, bushland obstacles and tube slides. The Enc ..
⊜ Cnr Enclave Ave and Aspect Ave Ascot Vale
Set to be a major health and environmental asset for thousands of residents, a new 2.5 hectare park and wetlands sanctuary worth more than $6.8 million has opened at Enclave, Ascot Vale. Located j ..
Endeavour Fern Gully
⊜ 195 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill
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 reg ..
⊜ 469-503 Flinders Street Melbourne
Enterprize Wharf located in Enterprize Park commemorates the spot where the first settlers aboard the good ship Enterprize went ashore to establish a settlement on 30 August 1835. The landing point ..
Fairies Tree | Fitzroy Gardens
⊜ Wellington Parade Melbourne
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 Fit ..
Fawkner Park | South Yarra
⊜ 24-88 Commercial Road South Yarra
Fawkner Park in South Yarra is one of our favourite Melbourne parks is bounded by Toorak, St Kilda and Commercial Roads. Beautifully maintained grass and trees, walking paths and sporting fields a ..
Ferny Creek Ornamental Gardens
⊜ 100 Hilton Raod Sassafras
The Garden is about four hectares in all, with numerous distinctive features. On the western side of the Hall (towards the Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve) the 'old' garden is dominated by large Mou ..
⊜ Wellington Parade East Melbourne
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 ot ..
⊜ 309-311 William Street Melbourne
Flagstaff Gardens are Melbourne's oldest gardens, forming one of Melbourne's most historic sites dating back to the early settlement of Melbourne. Features include lawns and trees with two signifi ..
⊜ Corner Batman Avenue and Flinders Street, Melbourne
Renamed to Melbourne Park, not a very popular decision. Tram from Cnr of Batman Avenue and Flinders Street, Melbourne. ..
⊜ Footscray Park, Ballarat Road, Footscray
Footscray Park is a regional open space with extensive garden beds and other facilities. It provides views to the city skyline, Flemington Racecourse and connections to the Maribyrnong River Trail ..
Forest Glade Gardens
⊜ 816 Mount Macedon Road Mount Macedon
Forest Glade is recognized as one of Australia's finest private gardens. It has existed for almost one hundred years. Located on the southern slopes of Mount Macedon in Victoria, this magnificently ..
Gisborne Steam Park
⊜ Webb Cres New Gisborne
Gisborne Steam Park is a 3ha site (7ac) situated on the Calder Highway, about 54km north-west from Melbourne. The Macedon Ranges Car Club shares part of the Steam Park, and has its own area and mo ..
Gordon Reserve - City
⊜ Spring Street Melbourne
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 ..
⊜ 40 Grattan Street Prahran
Grattan Gardens, near Prahran Market and the iconic Chapel Street. Once a basic park between Greville Street and the Prahran Bowling Club, since 2001 it's been capped off at the northern end by St ..
Harpley's Cultural Adventure Park
⊜ Cnr Black Forest Rd and Zircon St Werribee
Harpley, is a Lend Lease community. Open space An abundance of open space at Harpley ensures every member of the family can get active and inspired or simply relax in the tranquil natural surrou ..
⊜ 163 Albert Rd, Healesville
Hedgend Maze and Laser Strike. A beautiful 20 acres of stimulating, fun filled activities for all ages. Hedgend offers a unique environment that stimulates a fun personal journey for everybody. ..
⊜ Como Landing , Alexandra Ave South Yarra
Herring Island | Environmental Sculpture Park is 3.2 hectares in size, located in the Yarra River. This informal parkland has provided the inspiration for curator Maudie Palmer to develop a concep ..
High Country Maze
⊜ 678 Piries-Goughs Bay Rd, Goughs Bay
High Country Maze, Gardens & Events Maze Gardens Cafe Function Gardens (Events) Living our dream of building a beautiful garden and maze from a bare paddock . Creating a place for ..
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 (Mu ..
⊜ Jells Park, Waverley Road Wheelers Hill
Jells Park is nestled in the Dandenong Creek Valley, Wheelers Hill, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The park attracts over 900,000 visitors a year, with over nine kilometres of path ..
JJ Holland Park | Kensington
⊜ Kensington Road 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 freehol ..
Johnstone Park - Geelong
⊜ 24-28 Gheringhap St Geelong
Johnstone Park Gheringhap St Geelong Johnstone Park is a landscaped garden bounded by Railway Terrace Gheringhap Street Little Malop Street Fenwick Street and Mercer Street. Johnstone Park on ..
⊜ Corner Warrigal Road and South Road, Moorabbin
Karkarook Park in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs has been developed as a recreation and wetland area. Karkarook Park is revegetated with indigenous plants, the 15 hectare lake is a good spot fo ..
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