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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View Event: 1,000 Steps | Kokoda Track Memorial Walk
1,000 Steps | Kokoda Track Memorial Walk
Burwood Highway and Mt Dandenong Tourist Road Upper Ferntree Gully
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 o ..

View Event: 1853 - 2007 | Flow of History - Yan Yean Reservoir
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 ..

View Event: Agnes Falls
Agnes Falls
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 ..

View Event: Akoonah Park
Akoonah Park
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 ..

View Event: Albert Park and Lake
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 ..

View Event: Alexandra Gardens
Alexandra Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
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 ..

View Event: All Nations Park
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 ..

View Event: Alma Park
Alma Park
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 ..

View Event: Argyle Square
Argyle Square
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 ..

View Event: Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Avenel Maze
Avenel Maze
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 ..

View Event: Ballarat Botanical Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Batman Park
Batman Park
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 ..

View Event: Bicentennial Park
Bicentennial Park
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 ..

View Event: Birrarung Marr Park
Birrarung Marr Park
Birrarung Marr Melbourne
Birrarung Marr, on the Yarra River's north bank next to Federation Square, is Melbourne's newest major park. Opened in 2002, it hosts events and festivals. From Princes Bridge, the park incorporate ..

View Event: Blue Lotus Water Garden
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 ..

View Event: Bollygum Park
Bollygum Park
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 ..

View Event: Bolobek
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 ..

View Event: Boneo Maze & Mini Golf
Boneo Maze & Mini Golf
695 Limestone Road Fingal
Boneo Maze is not just a destination, it is an experience like no other. Surrounded by 27 acres of Native flora and fauna you start to feel the effect of this natural environment immediately. A calmin ..

View Event: Booran Reserve | Glen Huntly
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 ..

View Event: Brighton General Cemetery
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 ..

View Event: Buchanan Park
Buchanan Park
74 Clyde Rd, Berwick
Buchanan Park is the City of Casey, Berwick features include Barbecue, Playground and a Skate Facility. ..

View Event: Buluk Park
Buluk Park
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 ..

View Event: Bundoora Park
Bundoora Park
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 ..

View Event: Burnley Gardens
Burnley Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Cactus Country
Cactus Country
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 ..

View Event: Canterbury Gardens
Canterbury Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Caribbean Park | Gardens and Market
Caribbean Park | Gardens and Market
Corner Ferntree Gully Road and Stud Road, Scoresby
Caribbean Park is 100 acres of gardens, markets, rides, cafe surrounding the beautiful Lake Caribbean. Throughout the picnic grounds are BBQ's and plenty of picnic tables under the share of beautiful ..

View Event: Carlton Gardens
Carlton Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Catani Gardens
Catani Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Caulfield Park
Caulfield Park
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 ..

View Event: Caulfield Racecourse Reserve
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 ..

View Event: Central Park | Malvern East
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 ..

View Event: City Square Melbourne
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 ..

View Event: 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 dipp ..

View Event: Cloudehill
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 ..

View Event: Coburg Lake Reserve
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 ..

View Event: Como Gardens
Como Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Coranderrk Aboriginal Station
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 ..

View Event: Cremorne Gardens
Cremorne Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Cruden Farm
Cruden Farm
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 ..

View Event: Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden
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 ..

View Event: Docklands Park
Docklands Park
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 ..

View Event: Domain Parklands
Domain Parklands
St Kilda Road Melbourne
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 ..

View Event: Dooen Recreation Reserve
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 ..

View Event: Doongalla Homestead Picnic Grounds
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 ..

View Event: Earimil Gardens
Earimil Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Edinburgh Gardens
Edinburgh Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Edwardes Lake Park
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 ..

View Event: Elsternwick Park | Sportscover Arena
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 ..

View Event: Emerald Bank Leisure Land
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 ..

View Event: Emerald Lake Park
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 ..

View Event: Enchanted Adventure Garden
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 ..

View Event: Enclave Wetlands
Enclave Wetlands
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 ..

View Event: Endeavour Fern Gully
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 ..

View Event: Enterprize Park
Enterprize Park
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 ..

View Event: Fairies Tree | Fitzroy Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Fawkner Park | South Yarra
Fawkner Park | South Yarra
24-88 Commercial Road South Yarra
Fawkner Park in South Yarra is one of our favourite Melbourne parks, named after Melbourne's co-founder, John Pascoe Fawkner, Fawkner Park is bounded by Toorak, St Kilda and Commercial Roads. Beau ..

View Event: Ferny Creek Ornamental Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Fitzroy Gardens
Fitzroy Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Flagstaff Gardens
Flagstaff Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Flinders Park
Flinders Park
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. ..

View Event: Forest Glade Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Gordon Reserve - City
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 ..

View Event: Grattan Gardens
Grattan Gardens
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 ..

View Event: Harpley's Cultural Adventure Park
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 ..

View Event: Hedgend Maze
Hedgend Maze
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. ..

View Event: Herring Island
Herring Island
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 ..

View Event: Ikon Park | Princes Park
Ikon Park | Princes Park
Royal Parade Parkville
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 ..

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