Best parks in Melbourne

Check out the top parks in Melbourne, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Heide Museum of Modern Art
1. Heide Museum of Modern Art
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22 local reviews
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+61 3 9850 1500
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Anj
Heide is nothing short of an Australian art icon. It's set on vast farmland that was once home to important ar…
Jessica
Very posh modern art gallery with an amazing free to enter sculpture park and garden. Heide Makers' Market is…
Ursula
One of Australia's leading public art museums. Changing exhibitions of modern & contemporary art & design. Exp…
1. Heide Museum of Modern Art
1. Heide Museum of Modern Art
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22 local reviews
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+61 3 9850 1500
Anj
Anj
Heide is nothing short of an Australian art icon. It's set on vast farmland that was once home to important arts philanthropists John and Su…
Jessica
Jessica
Very posh modern art gallery with an amazing free to enter sculpture park and garden. Heide Makers' Market is on once a month (second Sat o…
Ursula
Ursula
One of Australia's leading public art museums. Changing exhibitions of modern & contemporary art & design. Explore Heide's 16 acres - the K…
2. Sun Theatre Yarraville
2. Sun Theatre Yarraville
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34 local reviews
8 Ballarat St, Yarraville
+61 3 9362 0999
Movie theaterPoint of interestEstablishment
Jane
Restored 1930s glamour, book shop, pop up park, cultural hub.
Gaelle
Beautifully restored art deco cinema with groovy little park with sculptures & cafes right outside
Sheana
Lovely art deco cinema showing a great mix of new and old movies. Surrounded by food venues and a great book s…
2. Sun Theatre Yarraville
2. Sun Theatre Yarraville
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34 local reviews
8 Ballarat St, Yarraville
+61 3 9362 0999
Jane
Jane
Restored 1930s glamour, book shop, pop up park, cultural hub.
Gaelle
Gaelle
Beautifully restored art deco cinema with groovy little park with sculptures & cafes right outside
Sheana
Sheana
Lovely art deco cinema showing a great mix of new and old movies. Surrounded by food venues and a great book store, as well as a park right …
3. Albert Park Lake
3. Albert Park Lake
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111 local reviews
Albert Park Lake, Albert Park
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Paula
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apar…
Pat
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart…
Randy
Albert Park Lake has stunning views and has a jogging track that circles the lake. Perfect for a walk with the…
3. Albert Park Lake
3. Albert Park Lake
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111 local reviews
Albert Park Lake, Albert Park
Paula
Paula
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart from the lake itself, other …
Pat
Pat
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart from the lake itself, other a…
Randy
Randy
Albert Park Lake has stunning views and has a jogging track that circles the lake. Perfect for a walk with the family, partner or to get som…
4. National Gallery of Victoria
4. National Gallery of Victoria
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255 local reviews
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+61 3 8620 2222
Art galleryPoint of interestEstablishment
Jacklyn
The gallery has different theme every couple of month. There is kids zone where kids can wonder around, explor…
Annie
This art gallery is huge and there is so much to see! Make sure you check out all the upstairs rooms where all…
Tamara
You are in close proximity to Arts Centre, parks and gardens and everything cultural in the heart of the cultu…
4. National Gallery of Victoria
4. National Gallery of Victoria
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255 local reviews
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+61 3 8620 2222
Jacklyn
Jacklyn
The gallery has different theme every couple of month. There is kids zone where kids can wonder around, explore and play. It has a huge outd…
Annie
Annie
This art gallery is huge and there is so much to see! Make sure you check out all the upstairs rooms where all the hidden artwork gems are h…
Tamara
Tamara
You are in close proximity to Arts Centre, parks and gardens and everything cultural in the heart of the cultural triangle with always somet…
5. Treasury Gardens
5. Treasury Gardens
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16 local reviews
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Jack
A peaceful park on Spring Street - at night you can see the gardens’ large colony of brushtail possums.
Hamesh
One very beautiful fountain with ducks and sprawling Morton Bay fig Trees sit alongside the conservatory, a be…
Mark
A stunning must see park, Cook cottage, cafe in park. Look up and see the beautiful old trees. Very well maint…
5. Treasury Gardens
5. Treasury Gardens
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16 local reviews
Jack
Jack
A peaceful park on Spring Street - at night you can see the gardens’ large colony of brushtail possums.
Hamesh
Hamesh
One very beautiful fountain with ducks and sprawling Morton Bay fig Trees sit alongside the conservatory, a beautiful park for a gentle stro…
Mark
Mark
A stunning must see park, Cook cottage, cafe in park. Look up and see the beautiful old trees. Very well maintained park and gardens.
6. Melbourne Museum
6. Melbourne Museum
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112 local reviews
11 Nicholson St, Carlton
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+61 3 8341 7777
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Win
Beautiful park land and the museum, check out the IMAX theatre too.
Tina
I never liked museums because I thought they were 'dead' places. This one's not. Unique indigenous interactive…
Mary
Lots of Australian and Victorian items to view. Interesting building in a lovely park. From here, it's a tram …
6. Melbourne Museum
6. Melbourne Museum
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112 local reviews
11 Nicholson St, Carlton
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+61 3 8341 7777
Win
Win
Beautiful park land and the museum, check out the IMAX theatre too.
Tina
Tina
I never liked museums because I thought they were 'dead' places. This one's not. Unique indigenous interactive 'Bunjilaka' will open your mi…
Mary
Mary
Lots of Australian and Victorian items to view. Interesting building in a lovely park. From here, it's a tram ride and then a short walk.
7. Caulfield Park
7. Caulfield Park
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7 local reviews
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Matt & Melissa
A huge open park with sports grounds great for running, strolling past the lakes. You can even feed the ducks…
Joy
2.5 km running track around the park, lake with ducks and beautiful gardens and park land
Nicole
Lovely green space to walk around and relax.
7. Caulfield Park
7. Caulfield Park
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7 local reviews
Matt & Melissa
Matt & Melissa
A huge open park with sports grounds great for running, strolling past the lakes. You can even feed the ducks. There are great playgrounds f…
Joy
Joy
2.5 km running track around the park, lake with ducks and beautiful gardens and park land
Nicole
Nicole
Lovely green space to walk around and relax.
8. Rod Laver Arena
8. Rod Laver Arena
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35 local reviews
Olympic Blvd, Melbourne
+61 3 9286 1600
Point of interestEstablishment
Tony
A truly inspiring visit to the Melbourne Park grounds and the Rod Laver Arena. Just walking around the park, y…
Jamie
Rod Laver Arena is a multipurpose arena located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Located within Melbourne Pa…
David & Ong & Jordan!
Rod Laver Arena is a multipurpose arena located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Located within Melbourne Pa…
8. Rod Laver Arena
8. Rod Laver Arena
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35 local reviews
Olympic Blvd, Melbourne
+61 3 9286 1600
Tony
Tony
A truly inspiring visit to the Melbourne Park grounds and the Rod Laver Arena. Just walking around the park, you feel the vibe and energy of…
Jamie
Jamie
Rod Laver Arena is a multipurpose arena located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Located within Melbourne Park, it is the main venue for t…
David & Ong & Jordan!
David & Ong & Jordan!
Rod Laver Arena is a multipurpose arena located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Located within Melbourne Park, it is the main venue for t…
9. Federation Square
9. Federation Square
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138 local reviews
Swanston St, Melbourne
+61 3 9655 1900
Art galleryPoint of interestEstablishment
Jennifer
Check out my vegetable patch "About Thyme" on the roof top on the Federation Square car park. Awesome!!
Phil &Jing
Catch free tram from Harbour Esplanade (either city circle number 35 or number 70). Just a few stops, you will…
William
The default meeting and gathering place on the edge of the CBD prior to wondering in. A large and well operate…
9. Federation Square
9. Federation Square
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138 local reviews
Swanston St, Melbourne
+61 3 9655 1900
Jennifer
Jennifer
Check out my vegetable patch "About Thyme" on the roof top on the Federation Square car park. Awesome!!
Phil &Jing
Phil &Jing
Catch free tram from Harbour Esplanade (either city circle number 35 or number 70). Just a few stops, you will see Federation Square. Checko…
William
William
The default meeting and gathering place on the edge of the CBD prior to wondering in. A large and well operated tourist information centre f…
10. Luna Park Melbourne
10. Luna Park Melbourne
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76 local reviews
18 Lower Esplanade, Saint Kilda
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+61 3 9525 5033
Amusement parkPoint of interestEstablishment
Evelyn
Luna Park Melbourne is Melbourne's ultimate family destination for fun. Ideally located next to St Kilda beach…
Alison
Overlooking the famous Port Phillip Bay, this historic park has been a destination for Melbourne families for…
M L
The most famous of the Park’s attractions is its Scenic Railway Roller Coaster, a large wooden coaster that pr…
10. Luna Park Melbourne
10. Luna Park Melbourne
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76 local reviews
18 Lower Esplanade, Saint Kilda
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+61 3 9525 5033
Evelyn
Evelyn
Luna Park Melbourne is Melbourne's ultimate family destination for fun. Ideally located next to St Kilda beach, Melbourne's Luna Park is alw…
Alison
Alison
Overlooking the famous Port Phillip Bay, this historic park has been a destination for Melbourne families for the past century. With 2012 c…
M L
M L
The most famous of the Park’s attractions is its Scenic Railway Roller Coaster, a large wooden coaster that projects its passengers, at high…
11. Vineyard Restaurant
11. Vineyard Restaurant
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28 local reviews
71A Acland St, Saint Kilda
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+61 3 9534 1942
RestaurantBarFood
Marco
Great outlook over the park, good bands and dancing some nights.
Rita
Cool park side afternoon drinks to edgy night bar scene
Linda
Great place to go in Summer for afternoon drinks/late lunch and watch Luna Park in action and people watch at …
11. Vineyard Restaurant
11. Vineyard Restaurant
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28 local reviews
71A Acland St, Saint Kilda
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+61 3 9534 1942
Marco
Marco
Great outlook over the park, good bands and dancing some nights.
Rita
Rita
Cool park side afternoon drinks to edgy night bar scene
Linda
Linda
Great place to go in Summer for afternoon drinks/late lunch and watch Luna Park in action and people watch at Acland Street. One of our favs…
12. Section 8
12. Section 8
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23 local reviews
27-29 Tattersalls Ln, Melbourne
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+61 430 291 588
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Kate
Its the best car park bar ever made
Ryan
What Melbourne is all about, great outdoor bar in an old car park, it will surprise, has to be seen..
Matt
Hang out amongst the shipping containers and industrial waste turned hipsterville. Perhaps for a younger crowd…
12. Section 8
12. Section 8
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23 local reviews
27-29 Tattersalls Ln, Melbourne
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+61 430 291 588
Kate
Kate
Its the best car park bar ever made
Ryan
Ryan
What Melbourne is all about, great outdoor bar in an old car park, it will surprise, has to be seen..
Matt
Matt
Hang out amongst the shipping containers and industrial waste turned hipsterville. Perhaps for a younger crowd, Section 8 has great energy a…