Gardens south of the river
Make the most of a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens, home to more than 12,000 different species of plants and a sanctuary for native wildlife. Discover the beauty and diversity of the historic gardens at your own pace. Explore the Australian Rainforest Walk, picnic with friends by the Ornamental Lake, or spend the day in the National Herbarium and Old Melbourne Observatory.
Home to Victoria's Shrine of Remembrance, Kings Domain has lush parkland and sweeping lawns. Catch an evening show at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, an expansive outdoor amphitheatre.
Join locals and visitors alike, wandering through impeccably maintained beds of annuals and roses at the Queen Victoria Gardens, or visit the giant floral clock on St Kilda Road, made up of some 7,000 flowers.
See the city from a different angle from Alexandra Gardens, relax on the extensive lawns and watch the ferries chug by.