Take a deep breath and relax in the beating green heart of Melbourne. The gardens are a treasured part of Melbourne life with 38 hectares of landscaped gardens blooming and abundant with native and exotic vegetation.
There's a place in these gardens for everybody, with space for children to explore, families to picnic, couples to canoodle, or individuals to relax and recharge in a tranquil setting. The popular Aboriginal Heritage Walk shows the land through the eyes of traditional owners. Spot bellbirds, black swans, eels, cockatoos, kookaburras and other wildlife. As summer evenings grow longer, the gardens light up with outdoor cinema screenings, theatre performance and exhibitions.
Get a closer look at the diversity and wonder of Australian landscapes at Cranbourne Gardens. The 15-hectare native Australian Garden with its striking red sand and picturesque wildflowers is perfect for curious kids and inquisitive adults. The garden also features a rockpool, waterholes, an arid garden and lifestyle gardens.
The Australian Garden is surrounded by remnant bushland and wetlands, brimming with native plants, mammals and amphibians. Take a stroll along the boardwalks and platforms, and linger over a packed lunch at the woodlands picnic area.