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Parks & gardens

See for yourself exactly why Victoria is the Garden State – inspiring, bold and distinctly Australian, the state's parks and gardens leave a deep, lasting impact on visitors.

Botanical highlights

Victoria is home to a seemingly endless list of modern and heritage gardens. Explore the 15-hectare Australian Garden within the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. Mixing art, architecture, and innovative design and based on the story of water throughout the nation, the Australian Garden will completely absorb you in the Australian landscape.

The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is a 45-minute drive from Melbourne and easily included in the South East Touring Triangle.

Spectacularly different to the Cranbourne gardens is the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. A stone's throw from the city centre, the gardens form a critical part of Melbourne's culture and identity. The gardens buzz during the summer months with theatre performances, exhibitions and the highly popular Moonlight Cinema.

The Garden State

Venture into Victoria's regions to take in unmissable green spaces, like the William Ricketts Sanctuary. Tucked into the Dandenong Ranges, an hour from Melbourne, the sanctuary's tranquil forest hides hauntingly beautiful ceramic sculptures of Aboriginal figures and native animals.

Indulge your love of gardens and nature in the Mornington Peninsula. Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Peninsula boasts a wide range of parks and gardens. Explore the heritage horticulture in Heronswood Estate, and get lost and found in Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens, home to Australia's oldest and most famous hedge maze plus 25 acres of stunning gardens.

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Buninyong Botanic Garden

Stroll among the trees, picnic by the lake and admire the historic features of these serene gardens.

Australian Inland Botanic Gardens

Australia's most unique Botanic Gardens, a prime example of what community spirit can achieve, is...

Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens

The Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens were founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit community...

Bendigo Botanic Gardens

Admire botanic specimens, visit the picnic pavilion, and stroll through the aviary and by the lagoon.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Discover more than 12,000 species of plants and a sanctuary for native wildlife.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Cranbourne Gardens

Discover the astonishing beauty of 170,000 individual native plants in typical Australian settings.

Sale Botanic Gardens

The 150 year old Sale Botanic Gardens sits next to the Lake Guthridge precinct and contains...

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

Discover this lush garden with its manicured lawns, colourful flowerbeds and heritage listed trees.

Albury Botanic Gardens

Albury's beautiful Botanic Gardens have been established for over 130 years and give residents and...

Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

Perch high on the hill in these gardens for uninterrupted views of Daylesford town and surrounds.

Horsham Botanic Gardens

Designed by William Guilfoyle in the 1870s this was originally a reserve of 37 acres, but only...

Hamilton Botanic Gardens

The site for these gardens was set aside in 1853 and first planted in 1870, making them one of the...

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Historic estates

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Buda Historic Home & Garden

While away an afternoon exploring the historic villa and enchanting gardens established by prominent silversmith Ernest Leviny in the 1860s.

Heritage buildings

Beleura the House and Garden

Book ahead for a half-day guided tour of this stunning 1863 Italianate mansion and its gardens, with lunch and shuttle bus transport provided.

History & heritage

Rippon Lea Estate

Visit a grand National Heritage listed estate, established 1868, with sweeping lawns, trees, ornamental lake, fernery, and heritage orchard.

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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...

Magical mazes

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Mornington Peninsula

Have a blooming wonderful time in Mornington Peninsula's manicured and heritage parks and gardens.

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Witness an explosion of colour in the parks and gardens of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

Great Ocean Road

See wildflowers, plants and rainforest natives throughout the Great Ocean Road region in spring.

Melbourne

Discover abundant parks and leafy gardens in Melbourne and take a break from the pace of the city.

Goldfields

The Goldfields region boasts exquisite parks and charming botanic and period gardens.

Grampians

Spend a while in the serenity of the elegant designer civic gardens in Hamilton and Horsham.

The Murray

See native desert plants, traditional plantings, and historic monuments in the region's parks.

Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

Visit immaculate gardens dotted around the Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges region.

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Dunkeld Arboretum

Stroll the 2-kilometre walking track around the waterways amongst a collection of trees and shrubs. Take in expansive views of nearby mountains at...

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Samaria Farm

Samaria Farm is located 24 kilometres from Benalla in the rolling hills, near Mt Samaria north-eastern Victoria. The farm is spread over 22 acres...

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Community Bank® Adventure Playground Hadfield Park

Mitchell Shire’s premier innovative Community Bank® Adventure Playground at Wallan offers an exciting array of adventure play experiences for...

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Black Dragon Gardens Wulong Yuan

Beautiful Chinese garden in Howlong open for visitors. Wander through this unique garden called Wulong Yuan which means Black Dragon Garden in...

National parks & reserves

Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve

Bring an empty water bottle and fill up on your favourite mineral waters, and enjoy the picnic and walking area with trails, barbecues and playground.

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Brookfield Maze

Brookfield Maze, Licensed Cafe and Garden is located at Myrrhee, North East Victoria, nestled in the foothills of the King Valley gourmet food and...

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CERES Community Environment Park

CERES Community Environment Park, situated on the banks of Merri Creek in East Brunswick, is one of Australia's most visited environmental education...

Art galleries

Bruno's Art & Sculpture Garden

Spend a magical day wandering through the rainforest gardens and discover the more than 120 fantasy sculptures scattered throughout the grounds.

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Riverside Park

The hidden riverside gem is one place not to be missed on a visit to Swan Hill. Luscious green lawns aplenty and playgrounds to suit all ages....

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Nature and wildlife

Wildflowers

Wander the paths of Victoria's national parks and alpine reserves, savouring the scents and beauty of seasonal wildflowers in full bloom.

Nature and wildlife

Scenic lookouts

Head for the hills to explore Victoria's stunning alpine regions and rugged mountains all year round, taking in soaring views of the valleys below.

Art, theatre & culture

Architecture

From heritage buildings to bold contemporary designs, Melbourne and Victoria boast vivid streetscapes highlighted by the contrast of old and new.

Art, theatre & culture

Art galleries

From Indigenous works to contemporary installations, Victoria's countless galleries showcase a wide range of Australian and international talent.