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A walking path alongside Albert Park Lake with the Melbourne CBD skyline in the background

Albert Park

Jog, cycle or walk with your dog around Albert Park Lake - just 3km from the centre of Melbourne. And when you stop to catch your breath, take a moment to enjoy the magnificent views of the city skyline. This is the iconic home of the Australian Grand Prix.

A family walk through Braeside Park.

Braeside Park

Braeside Park is an oasis of parkland nestled amongst golf courses, urban development and busy roads. As you stroll through the park’s Red Gum grassy woodlands, heathland and around the wetlands, it's easy to forget you're surrounded by the suburbs.

A woman riding a bike alongside a young girl on a scooter

Jells Park

Dandenong Valley Parklands is a network of parks running alongside Dandenong Creek in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Loved by the locals, the green spaces of Jells Park and Chesterfield Farm make for great days out, while Corhanwarrabul and Bush Park Wetlands are perfect for birdwatching.

Olinda Precinct

Once the site of a public golf course, this area has been transformed into 34 hectares of community parklands. The Olinda Precinct includes a nature-based play space, a sports oval for junior sports and training, two new netball courts and refurbished cricket nets.

A family share a picnic on the foregrounds of Werribee Mansion.

Werribee Park

Soak up the grandeur of Werribee Park, an estate built on the riches of an Australian pastoral empire. Explore the heritage-listed Werribee Mansion, set up a picnic in the beautiful formal gardens or see a kaleidoscope of colour when the 5000 roses bloom in the Victoria State Rose Garden.

Westerfolds Park

Situated beside the Yarra River in Templestowe, Westerfolds Park, a key component of Melbourne’s open space, offers over 120 hectares of recreational and environmental parkland for visitors to experience and enjoy.

Experience

Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
A man with an afro wearing a leather jacket follows a woman wearing a cream knitted jumper up the garden steps and into an opening in the Dandenong Ranges Botanical Gardens.

Botanic gardens

Stroll through magnificent gardens that promise to delight all year round. Make sure you return to see the treasures that come with changing seasons.
A couple in their thirties take in the view along Dead Timber Track.

Hiking and bushwalking

Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail.
Beauchamp Falls, Great Otway National Park.

Waterfalls

See spectacular waterfalls flowing in the alpine mountain peaks and lush tall forests best viewed in winter or after heavy rainfall.
Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Whether you’re surrounding yourself with carpets of colourful flowers, spotting rare orchids, or just enjoying the local native flowers, it’s a great way to immerse yourself in nature and help your spirits soar.
A couple looks on at a Wombat on Wilsons Promontory National Park,

Wildlife viewing

Get up close and personal with some of Australia's shy native wildlife or look up to spot tree-dwelling mammals and flocks of colourful birds,

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Three people walk along a trail in the You Yangs Regional Park

Enjoying a hike near Melbourne

Some of Victoria’s most beautiful walks are just a short drive from Melbourne. Despite their proximity to the city, these parks are still wilderness areas and it’s important to be prepared. That’s not just about being ready for bad weather.
View from the lighthouse at Wilsons Promontory National Park

Improved accessibility and experiences at the Prom

The thousands of people who visit Wilsons Promontory National Park each year are set for an improved welcome to Tidal River, with the busy visitor area to be upgraded.
A woman riding a bike alongside a young girl on a scooter

Double the fun: draft designs released for Jells Park trails

Draft designs are ready for new walking, running and cycling trails coming to Jells Park, in Melbourne’s east.
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