Albert Park Wedding Photo Locations in Melbourne

Top 20 Parks for Wedding Photographs around Melbourne

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Albert Park

Nature & Parks

Address: Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria 3206, Australia

Phone:+61 3 9695 9000

Lived here for 24 years

And still loving the village-like life-style and friendly faces of the locals. It is a delight to walk to all the local shops while bumping into the neighbours and other friendly faces in stead of having to drive and find a parking spot. Loving it.

Safe and clean

Even if you have to travel to this park it's one of the best in Melbourne. Safe and clean but also very beutiful.

Minutes from Melbourne CBD

Great place to unwind with nice walking and bike paths grasses fields and swings for children. Road traffic kept to 40kph.

A Good Walk

Albert Park provides a great path to either cycle or walk around. It is about 5km around the lake and provides a flat track in a lovely environment. There are many places to sit if you need or to have a picnic if you're organised.

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Queen Victoria Gardens

Nature & Parks, Gardens

Address: St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

Phone: 9658 9658

 

Shady, lawns and floral clock

The Gardens are a pleasant place for a walk in most weathers. I like to drop in on the floral clock to see what is in flower, but it is also cool in the hot weather, with lawns to sit on (handy for picnics) and shade to enjoy.

Nice place to take a walk

The Queen Victoria Gardens are nice to go for a walk though or even see if there is an event on at MPavilion.

Big Park

Another big park in the center of town, impressive that the city has supported so many green spaces and the people use them.

Nice for a morning run

Next to the Botanical gardens, nice park, cool for a jog. Some war memorials for Australians fallen in wars.

 

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Albert Park Lake

Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water

Address: 3 km south of the Melbourne CBD, Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria 3206, Australia

 

Great day for the GP

Albert Park - great place for the Grand Prix,easy to get to, nice sense of freedom, good vantage points along the track, prices not too crazy - one of the better places to see the GP. Trams make getting around a breeze, as does the rail system..

Clean and beautiful

The F1 host park is just amazing I mean the lake is visible from F1 stands. The view was very stunning.

Wonderful venue for Grand Prix

Attended the 24th running of the Australia Grand Prix (998th ever Grand Prix) in Melbourne. What a great place to set up the track around a large lake. Accommodating over a 100,000 people was done very efficiently.

stunning

Most of all parks in Melbourne are stunning, they are all clean, peaceful, contemplative, there are many people practicing any kind of sports. I just love them.

 

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Fawkner Park

Nature & Parks

Address: Toorak Road West | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia

 

Absolutely for everyone

We did a family BBQ breakfast birthday celebration adjacent to the children's play area and everyone loved our morning. The kids did not draw breath and the air was clear, the park adorable and the Melbourne skyline still in view. Well worth your time. Dog friendly.

Big Suburban Park

This very large park is located in a pleasant suburban area and offers all sorts of recreational opportunities. Nicely landscaped.

Big, beautiful park close to Alfred hospital

I work in the area and come here solo but would recommend for families and couples as there is plenty of space. Some good playgrounds plus large fields and leafy trees. Good paths with an approx 4km round trip if you are looking for a good walk / run.

One of best parks of Melbourne

One of best parks in and around Melbourne for sports and leasuire. Situated just over toorak road has facilities for all types of sports. Have a great oval for cricket or footy depending on the season.
Just the walk to work from South yarra to St Kilda road through this park is amazing. The night is filled with possums. Need to be careful while walking alone beyond midnight through here as the possums trend to come very near.

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Alma Park

Nature & Parks

Address: Dandenong Road, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9209 6777

 

Birthday picnic in the park

Love love love the Hank Marvin food vans here on a Saturday! Great food, nice people and relaxing atmosphere.. bring a ball for the kids and you can spend hours doing things. I'd highly recommend for families with kids up to about 9 or 10 years old. The flying fox is a hit with my adult children as well as the littlies..

Fun!

The park is fun, specially for kids as there is a play area. It’s easily accessible and really nice to just take a stroll if you’re nearby or have kids

Very Pretty Park

A very pretty park in this middle class suburb by the beach. The locals love this spot and use it. Very pleasant.

Beautiful park

Well-kept park with lots of footpaths and beautiful plants. Great spot to get out of the hustle and bustle around that area. Would recommend for a picnic or just a nice stroll.

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Victoria Gardens

Nature & Parks

Address: High Street, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria, Australia

Phone: +61 421 658 911

 

Nice spot except for the dog poo!!!

Staying close by & was very happy to find some green space to kick the footy and enjoy the garden! Sadly the dog owners aren’t diligent collectors of their doggie poo.. kinda spoiled the vibe. I do note the off leash area is currently closed for regeneration... still wouldn’t hurt to be a good neighbor. Nevertheless, a lovely green space with beautiful trees and plenty of seating

A very pretty and interesting inner suburban public garden

You wouldn't guess what is through the gates in High Street Prahran until you walk through them. A brilliant park with some nice statues and a very pleasant place for a walk on a nice day

Great Park - especially for dog lovers

A great garden park, in total larger than the size of a football field, broken into several zones. The main sunken oval area is off-lead for dogs and many local dogs gather here with there owners - especially late afternoon. A great park to chill out in if you have dogs, or kids or friends. No BBQ facilities but great for a picnic.

Dog exercising

This old park has large trees with shade and seating, a large area where dogs can be exercised, and an enclosed playground. There is even some sculpture on display. There is one small area that might be suitable for picnics near the South entrance, but no picnic tables or BBQs as you might find in other parks.

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St Vincent Gardens

Fun & Games, Nature & Parks, Gardens, Playgrounds

Address: Albert Park VIC 3206, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9209 6777

 

Beautiful Park in the best street in Melbourne.

A beautiful park between St Vincent's Place North and South. Worth taking a walk on the outside to see the parade of 1880's boom architecture. Within the park is a bowling green, tennis courts, lawns,toilets, shade trees and a good children's playground at the western end. The #1 tram to South Melbourne Beach cuts through the middle on Montague St.

Lovely gardens

Really pretty gardens with plenty of seating. Lovely to visit with a picnic at lunch time. Not far from Albert Park shops.

Streetscape is impressive

The gardens are pleasant, with a bowling green, public toilets, shady spots, lawns, old trees and a playground. However, the old mansions that surround it are well worth a look, too.

This is the park you want to visit!

Forget the famnous park with the big lake. This much smaller park has much more soul and is a lovely little park to visit.

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Birrarung Marr

Nature & Parks

Address: Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9658 9658

 

Trudy

I love walking along this promenade in the centre of Melbourne by the Yarra river ,you can just enjoy the views and greenery ,stop at the nearby cafes ,watch the boats and rowers on the river ,people watch ,visit the famous sporting museum at the MCG stadium ,just relax have a picnic take your dog for a stroll,enjoy the outdoors, your near public transport to get here, just enjoy

Beautiful Site

This is a gorgeous site on the river with some lovely outdoor sculpture, including some indigenous art. I recommend a short guided tour.

A great park on the banks of the Yarra

This is yet another great park on the banks of the Yarra River. Melbourne does a great job of utilising and providing green space for everyone. It also highlights the Yarra River. Good facilities and well maintained paths as well as some unusual sculptures makes this park great for a stroll or a sit down and watch the world go by

A lovely little park.

This is a lovely little park, located just next to the river. The park features an odd looking sculpture and some musical bells.

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Parliament Gardens

Nature & Parks

Address: 489/531 Albert St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

 

Small, but lovely, picturesque garden

Despite its very small, modest size, the garden boasts of many interesting flowers that are well maintained. You can also get a nice view of St.Patrick's Cathedral as the backdrop.
The gardens are just outside the free-tram zone, so you can easily get there at no cost. While not exactly "spectacular", it is still worth a drop in, if you happen to be in the area, but not a place I would say a "must-go" lest you be duly disappointed! haha!

Bonus garden

The area where the Parliament Gardens are located is one of the more interesting areas of Melbourne The gardens themselves are worth a look if passing by. If you take the City Loop just hop off at Parliament Station and follow signs

Nice Water Feature

A lovely water feature in this small city park, plus this great sculpture in this picture. The park is near our apartment so I have spent time here. Tranquil.

Lovey small public garden for a picnic.

The Parliament Gardens is directly opposite the beautiful Princess Theatre. The unique fountain is beautiful.

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Windsor Siding

Nature & Parks

Address: Union Street, Windsor, Stonnington, Victoria, Australia

 

Too much graffiti but otherwise good

Since I last visited, the pleasant gravel path has been replaced by ugly mass concrete.

This has encouraged hoons who buy liquor from the 24 hour Railway Hotel to use the park.

Apart from too much graffiti - it isn't 'street art' by any means - the park has some pleasant spaces and nice native trees that attract birds like noisy miners.

There is a public BBQ.

Buried History

Before this was a park, it was a railway siding, and before that it was a railway line to St Kilda. If you look at the shapes of the roads and the ages of the buildings, you can get an idea of where it went. That said, this is a great little park with something for everyone. There are undercover BBQs and seating, a basketball court, junior train-themed playgrounds, lots of grass, a public toilet, and humpy cycling course. Much fun.

If you like Graffiti... probably better than the city laneways

If you're in to the street art scene, I actually reckon that this area is more exciting than the laneways in the city. There is a huge area plastered in street art here. Some really creative stuff. Look out for the festival in the summer with food from Mr Miyage and a few of the other restaurants in the area.

An ever changing gallery

Around the corner from a cornucopia of cafes (try saying that quickly!) Windsor siding is home to many of Windsors greatest urban artists. Using many of the utalitarian walls of the local storage centre as their canvas the rapdily changing paintings are worth revisiting regularly. Paired with a stroll down Artists Lane, Windsor siding is also features a recently rejuvenated reserve with space to stretch out, trees and benches to relax under and plenty of people to observe!

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Elwood Park

Nature & Parks

Address: Union Street, Windsor, Stonnington, Victoria, Australia

Too much graffiti but otherwise good

Since I last visited, the pleasant gravel path has been replaced by ugly mass concrete.

This has encouraged hoons who buy liquor from the 24 hour Railway Hotel to use the park.

Apart from too much graffiti - it isn't 'street art' by any means - the park has some pleasant spaces and nice native trees that attract birds like noisy miners.

There is a public BBQ.

Buried History

Before this was a park, it was a railway siding, and before that it was a railway line to St Kilda. If you look at the shapes of the roads and the ages of the buildings, you can get an idea of where it went. That said, this is a great little park with something for everyone. There are undercover BBQs and seating, a basketball court, junior train-themed playgrounds, lots of grass, a public toilet, and humpy cycling course. Much fun.

If you like Graffiti... probably better than the city laneways

If you're in to the street art scene, I actually reckon that this area is more exciting than the laneways in the city. There is a huge area plastered in street art here. Some really creative stuff. Look out for the festival in the summer with food from Mr Miyage and a few of the other restaurants in the area.

An ever changing gallery

Around the corner from a cornucopia of cafes (try saying that quickly!) Windsor siding is home to many of Windsors greatest urban artists. Using many of the utalitarian walls of the local storage centre as their canvas the rapdily changing paintings are worth revisiting regularly. Paired with a stroll down Artists Lane, Windsor siding is also features a recently rejuvenated reserve with space to stretch out, trees and benches to relax under and plenty of people to observe!

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Greenmeadows Gardens

Fun & Games, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Scenic Walking Areas, Gardens, Playgrounds

Address: Green St, St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria 3183, Australia

Phone: 9524 3333

 

Everyone passes through

In the early morning, it seems that everyone passes through here on their way to work, the shops, or school. With the springtime flowers out and the trees in flower, the streets are a pretty sight. The Council workers are hard at work keeping it all nice. The park even has an offleash dog area.

Meadows in the mist

Wonderful little garden within St Kilda East - This hidden gem is a magic delight woven within some of the Melbourne's loveliest streets you could ever imagine.

Playground and old trees

There is a large playground and many seats under shady old trees in these large gardens. It is a quiet place and has public toilets as well. Dog exercising is allowed before 9am.

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O'Donnell Gardens

Nature & Parks

Address: St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

 

Home For The Homeless

A patch of grass with a non functioning fountain placed in its center commemorating St Kilda's centenary, it now appears to have become a home for the homeless. Unattractive in many ways, it is not a place to put on your "Must See" list (unless you have a penchant to be a Social Worker).

Love this park to enjoy our take out fish and chips

After walking through the Sunday market, we get some take away and sit in the park to eat it. It’s next to Luna Park so you get a lot of amusement park background sounds

A great spot to rest

O'Donnell Gardens are next to Luna Park, not far from the Beach, and right at the start of the Acland Street Cake Strip. You might need a rest between activities and the Art Deco water feature is worth a look while planning the night.

Home For The Homeless

A patch of grass with a non functioning fountain placed in its center commemorating St Kilda's centenary, it now appears to have become a home for the homeless. Unattractive in many ways, it is not a place to put on your "Must See" list (unless you have a penchant to be a Social Worker).

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Argo Reserve

Nature & Parks, Fun & Games, Playgrounds

Address: 83 Argo St, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

Argo park yourself

Unfortunately parking is a bit of a hassle because this is a lovely little park with plenty of shade and areas to picnic. Apart from playground it has zero facilities eg toilets. Still one of my favourites in area

A Small Patch Of Green In Argo Street

This is a small park in Argo Street which is an interesting small street in South Yarra with some interesting old houses some more modern and some not so good.It is fairly basic and standard but better than no park.

Nice playground

Argo Reserve has old trees, some seating and a nice playground. Other facilities are not present,so it is just a basic park, like its neighbour (without a name) a short distance away

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Caulfield Park

Nature & Parks

Address: 280 Balaclava Rd, Caulfield North VIC 3162, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9524 3333

 

Much more to it - Go East

I had explored the Western end of the park, around Hawthorn Road, and thought that I knew it. Today I went to the Eastern end, so far away, and saw a different park. Here were playing fields, public toilets, still more playgrounds, and exercise equipment.

Excellent park with three playgrounds and heaps of exercise stations

This is a fantastic playground within Caulfield Park (this is the playground directly on Balaclava Rd), which boasts two other good playgrounds suitable for kids of all ages, and shaded areas as well, plus a toilet right nearby. Excellent play equipment, as per the photos. Popular with joggers.

Green space

Pleasant retreat from suburbia. Walking paths. Sporting ovals. Fitness circuit. Playground areas. Central lake with ducks and geese

An Excellent Suburban Park

I have to attend a doctor's appointment in Hawthorn Road, once a month and following my appointment I always go for a walk in this beautiful park.

It's much bigger than first impressions and it has a lake with ornamental bridges, a war memorial, a rotunda and plenty of seats to sit on and enjoy the surrounding scenery.

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Argo Osborne Playground

Nature & Parks, Fun & Games, Playgrounds
Lovely native flora

Next to this small playground - across the Osborne St road overbridge of the Sandringham railway line - is a beautiful planting of Eucalyptus Caesia 'Silver Princess' along with some Poa native grasses.

That alone makes the spot worth a quick visit.

The small playground is fenced.

Not bad for a tiny playground

Not to be confused with the pretty nearby Argo Reserve. As the name suggests it’s on the corner of Argo and Osborne.

The main attractions for me are;

The mature trees
Proximity to rail bridge so my son can watch the trains go by underneath.

One for the locals as parking is a nightmare even on a Sunday.

Very basic tiny playground

The Argo Osborne playground is enclosed, which is a great safety feature, but the reserve is quite small. The Argo Reserve a short distance away is much better equipped with a larger playground. There is some shaded seating on both sides of Argo Street, which seems to be a feature in this area (pocket parks with a seat).

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The Conservatory

Nature & Parks, Gardens

Address: 230 Wellington Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9658 9658

 

A small, but worthwhile quick stop

Entry is free into the Conservatory which is located within the Fitzroy Gardens.

Although being only small in Glass House standards, it is filled with a range of interesting Begonias, Epiphytes, Ferns, and Palms among other plants.

It’s worth a quick look while visiting the other, many points of interest that are also located in the Gardens.

Small but wonderful

Another reason why the Fitzroy Gardens are a must see. Beautiful display of plants near the Landsdowne Rd entry of gardens. Check out the Diana and hounds sculpture at the south entrance while you are there

Morning trip

Beautiful conservatory in the middle of the Fitzroy gardens worth a visit if you love flowers you will love this place

Special Memories

This place holds a special place in my heart having been married here many years ago, so it was lovely to go back and have a quick wander again.

The current display of purple shaded cinereis and cyclamens was spectacular and is due to change at the end of this month so I will be going back soon to check out the next display (apparently they change 5 times a year).

Entry is free and whilst it is only a 10 minute activity it is well worth a visit, especially if you combine it with a stroll around the Fitzroy Gardens.

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Grosvenor Street Reserve

Nature & Parks, Fun & Games, Playgrounds

Address: 51 Grosvenor St, South Yarra, Victoria 3141, Australia

 

Love the native vegetation

This is close to busy Chapel Street and as suggested, a pleasant and placid place in which to relax for a few minutes.

The grass has stayed green as it may be artificially watered.

I enjoy the native vegetation and wish there was more of it.

Escape from the bustle

Popular spot for workers to relax during the day. Very pretty little park with a great playground. Like most Reserves in area car parking can be problematic. Love the statue sitting atop the stump of a gum tree

Playground with large trees

The Grosvenor Street Reserve is just a short distance from Chapel Street. It is an area of open space where all around is dense housing and shops. It has grass, seating and some play equipment.

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Rockley Gardens

Nature & Parks

Address: South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

Phone: +61 3 8290 1333

 

Playground and old trees

The Rockley Gardens have an enclosed playground, some seating, and many old trees. They even claim public toilets, although I used the ones in the public library over Toorak Road when their location was not obvious to me.

Sunny interlude

Rockley Gardens are well situated on the outskirts of busy Chapel Street and Toorak Road. Great play equipment for young children and plenty of green grass and bench seats to read or lay a picnic blanket. Good takeaway restaurants all round it. A favorite with locals and tourists. Always clean and rubbish free

Not A Great Park But A Piece Of Green On Toorak Road

As Melbourne parks go it is not that special but it is a piece of green on a busy road like Toorak Road and a way to escape the activity on the street

Good place to take a break

Rockley Gardens is in Toorak, an area that is both densely populated and very expensive. Toorak has been Melbourne's mist exclusive suburb for many years. The garden beds are well tended, as are the lawns. The park has toilets and wash basins, and also a water fountain. A concrete path accommodates those taking a short-cut from Toorak Road to Rockley Road. On the opposite corner is a children's playground with a jungle gym.

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Studley Park Boathouse

Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Address: 1 Boathouse Rd, Kew VIC 3101, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9853 1828

 

 

Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Lunch in the cafe

Lunch in the cafe was good. We enjoyed the salmon special and the beef burgers. We were disappointed to be given a table inside considering we had booked a couple of weeks before. Turns out you need to request this at the time of booking! The staff attending us appeared slightly disinterested in our party.
I will go back one day as we may have just had a one off disappointing experience.

Back in time!

It has been a long time since I took my kids down to the Studley Park Boathouse and the amazing part is that time stood still for the past 15 years. The give away are the current cars in the car park. The park offers ample car parking and being right on the Yarra river provide direct access for the wooden rowing boats you can hire. There is an old style over the counter café and a restaurant offering indoor and verandah seating with excellent shading. The restaurant offers a good cross section of meals at reasonable pricing.

Great spot and very peaceful considering you are only a few kms away from Melbourne City.

Lovely place for a Summer Outing

Great place to visit after going for a walk on some of the great walking trails. Inside and outside tables. A good range of dishes with something for everyone. Quite quick service with an emphasis on environmental products. Lovely setting by the river.

Love it

Ok so I went here for my 16th birthday with about 16 people. We didn't book ahead or anything so I was a little worried but they easily fitted us in on a few beautiful outdoor tables. We all had scones with cream and jam which were gorgeous and I had a iced chocolate with almond milk which is amazing cause they had such good options for people with dietary requirements. We were also able to rent three boats and go for a row down the river which was so pretty and they held our tables for us while we were out. All in all we had a beautiful day and I loved the whole experience. Would recommend.

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Citizen Park

Nature & Parks

Address: | Cnr Church St & Highett St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9205 5555

 

Dog heaven

This is a popular location for sporting teams (who have preference to the oval for training and games), dog lovers and families with a great playground and bbq area.

Large oval and great little playground.

Great place to take the grandchildren. There is a large oval to run round on and in excellent playground with swings and slides that is great for preschoolers and can be used by toddlers under supervision and

Best dog park

Love this place .... great for dogs (when not in use for Sports) and a good playground. Lovely ambience.

Lovely local.

I really like this little park. The oval is well loved - and it looks that way - but that doesn't matter. It's a great and safe place for the dogs to run off-leash although an occasional pooh patrol to catch those who don't clean up after their pets (before and after business hours, in my experience) might be worth considering. I had initially heard pretty ordinary feedback about the park but was pleasantly surprised.

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Lumley Gardens

Nature & Parks

Address: Corner Jessamine Avenue and Gooch Street, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria, Australia

 

Quiet neighbourhood spot for picnics, gathering and chilling out

Another local park gem in Prahran, but hidden away from the main roads in between High Street and Dandenong Road. There is a good children's playground which was refurbished by Stonnington Council in the last few years, and is fenced. The BBQs make for an excellent meeting spot for neighbourhood picnics and get-togethers. Enough open space for dog walkers, people doing training routines, and those who want to sit quietly on the benches or lie on the grass reading. The houses opposite are a mix of Victorian and Edwardian architecture which adds to the quiet feel of the space, and this is a well-loved neighbourhood location.

Just a park with a playground.

This is a green space with plenty of dogs being walked or chasing ball and socialising with other dogs. There is a children's playground which is quite large and was being enjoyed by kids of all ages. 2 BBQS are supplied for your use. Nice but nothing exceptional.

A hidden gem

This tiny park is inundated with dog-walkers every evening, and with children playing ball-games. Often it becomes a barbecue centre, adjacent to the childrens' swings. Locals will sit here in the cool of a summer's night befeore retiring to their homes. Although surrounded by blocks of flats and houses, the park retains its green charm.

Great for little kids

No dislikes. the park for kids was awesome and even the slide made noises. Nice and safe for kids. recommend

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Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown

Nature & Parks

Address: 181A Nelson Pl, Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia.

Phone: +61 3 9932 1000

Looking for a town all the vibe restaurants food sight seeing and atmosphere

Great weekend spot for all the family with great views great food and all the atmosphere of a Portside town close to the heart of Melbourne CBD just over the westgate bridge in Melbourne’s west

Big Green Space

A very large open space for the enjoyment of all. Nice to see that park land is preserved right in the middle of the city.

It Has It All But Still Average

It has a great location in Nelson Place and with Gem Pier and the water it could be so much better.The trees are large, it has toilets and a Visitor Information Center and access to the water and the historic buildings along Nelson Place that is looking tacky.
It is however one of the better areas of green in Willainsti=own that has many ssmall parks many worse maintained than this one.

Perfect place for a picnic

Get off the ferry, wander up to one of the fish and chip places and enjoy a picnic in the park. Plenty of great facilities as well as a fantastic view over the water and the HMAS Castlemaine.

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Docklands

Nature & Parks

Address: Harbour Esplanade, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

A bit disappointing to be honest

We took a wander down here on our last visit to Melbourne and probably wouldn't bother to come again. Whilst it is pleasant enough to wander a lot of the shops were closed and it just gave the impression that it was a bit of a white elephant to be honest. It's just bit out of the way for my liking and there are a lot better places tom spend time in my opinion. A bit disappointing.

Modern Harbour Development

I haven't seen a lot of this area... A few years ago I did a cruise from here for New Years Eve... but what I love is the cleanliness of the place.

We arrived there on a quiet mid week night to go on the Observation Wheel ... and I noticed there are some great eateries in the area . It's one of the newer areas of Melbourne ( comparatively speaking) and it's worth that saunter to see what's on offer.

Our Uber driver drove us through the area after being on the wheel and it's a really lovely area... we returned the following night, quite by accident when my sister took a wrong turn in the city ... but what a place to drive through.

I still remember how this area looked before this was all created... it's quite a testament to the people who had the concept to begin with.

Business trip to Docklands office

Great area with fantastic views down the river. A fresh walk to the office after breakfast and some great coffee cafes for a pick me upon the morning on the way to work. Central with good hotels overlooking city and waterfront.

Attractive new re-development to make a mixed residential and commerical space

This is a really nicely done re-development to add green space and sculptures to mixed residential and commercial buildings. Lots of restaurants around the harbor, there were people out walking with kids and dogs in the evening, very nice. Adding in quite a number of sculptures really gives nice character to the many small green spaces. The Etihad Stadium must draw in crowds on a regular basis.

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Barkly Gardens

Fun & Games, Nature & Parks, Gardens, Playgrounds

Address: Coppin Street and, Mary St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9205 5555

 

Very pleasant park that caters for kids and dogs

We live a couple kilometres from this park and occasionally head there as the kids really enjoy the playground. Previously we used to live a lot closer and we used to head there most days. I really like how the park is tucked away in a smaller street but is only a couple hundred metres from Swan St, and it has so much space for kids and dogs to run around and play. And now that the playground has been updated, it is even better.

Beautiful and secluded park

Barkly GardensIs one of Richmond's hidden gems. There is a large area for people to run their dogs and for kids to play. The playground has recently been upgraded and is preschool schoolchildren with a sandpit and feeling challenging climbing frame. There are also barbecue facilities which large groups often use.

Afternoon Stroll

Gorgeous walk through the gardens on a Sunday afternoon. A lovely way to spend time with friends and family.

Lovely park to enjoy the autumn weather

Well looked after. Walking paths great condition. Play are looks well thought out. Good area for dogs to exercise.

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Herring Island Park

Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, National Parks, Islands

Address: Alexandra Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

Phone: +61 131963

 

What a great little discovery

While staying in south Yarra the hotel staff suggested an interesting walk along the Yarra river to Herring Island. And what a surprise it was. First of all I caught a punt with a ferryman to the island which only took 3 minutes or so. The island has some interesting and impressive permanent sculptures in the sculpture park. And Currently there is an excellent sculpture exhibition on at the Island art gallery. It’s well worth a trip to the island to see the exhibition from the Association of Sculptors of Victoria.
The island itself is not large and you don’t need to spend a lot of time here. There are a few walking pathway to follow and explore the island and it’s surprising to find such a little bit of bush right smack in the middle if the city. The exhibition and punt boat service only run for a limited time. (to the 22nd of April and only on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays ,I think it would be best to check the dates.)

Melbourne,s Hidden Treasure.

I recently visited Herring Island with The Maroondah Bush Walking Club.
What a delightful experience it turned out to be.
I had never visited the island before and would encourage people to visit.
We walked along The Yarra river from Flinders Street Station, caught a ride across the river on the punt which was driven by a friendly Parks Victoria employee.
On reaching the island we walked around it viewing the sculptures and enjoying the woodland atmosphere.
The Contemporary Art Society of Victoria hold art exhibitions on the island and they are very welcoming. We enjoyed looking at all the exhibits.
Whilst we were having our lunch their president Robert Lee regaled us with a short history of the island which was very interesting.
All in all an enjoyable time was had by all and I thoroughly recommend a visit there.

great way to spend a day

we also with visit this place in our own kayaks so have no idea about other complaints regarding punt. we absolutely adore this place with its great artworks. live having BBQs and pretending we aren't in the city.

Massive fail Parks Victoria

After seeing this place advertised for the Summer Arts Festival and wanting to go for some time, we headed here for a picnic on Australia Day. What a mistake. The punt is meant to run from 11-5 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from January to April. We were silly enough to believe this! After waiting half an hour with no sign of the punt, I rang Parks Victoria only to get someone to tell me that they can't get onto the Ranger and don't know what's happening. He then came back and said that the punt had broken down and didn't know when it would be operating again. I suggested that they might want to tell people as there were 30 people waiting and done were already on the island and couldn't get off and was told "what do you expect me to do? There's only three of us in Bourke street." As a suggestion, how about ringing the cafe and asking them to tell us? That would be a win for everyone - the cafe gets customers, we get coffee and Parks Victoria don't look so incompetent. I will not be wasting my time again.

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Westgate Park

Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas

Address: 4 Wharf Rd, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia

Phone: +61 131963

 

Pink lake is worth a look

Walked from Melbourne city to the Westgate bridge and the nearby park and lake on Good Friday . Long walk but interesting pink lake. Worth a look if you can get transport.
Looks pink but smells brown.
Lots of people there and car parking looked limited . Public toilets were closed .

Lake is in the pink

The Saltwater Lake turns a deep pink, especailly towards the end of summer. A friend in Taiwan said the Pink Lakes is famous, so I thought I'd better see it. Indeed, it is worth seeing, it's a shade of pink unlike any other, almost crimson.. The pink colour is all to do with salt and algae. Take a look at the Freshwater Lake too; it has black swans, ibis, egrets, pelicans, ducks and many other varieties of water birds. The tracks are easy to follow. You are almost in the shadow of Westgate Bridge, only around 10 minutes from the city. By the way, dogs are allowed, on leach only.

Scenic Cycling Stop

For cyclist riding around the Port Melbourne area of Station and Princes Piers, Beacon Cove Sandridge Beach and Lookout, this Westgate park i'n the shadow' of the Westgate Bridge is a spectacular rest stop. A salt lake presenting bright pink hues sure to impress
Great views to Melbourne skyline and to the west bank of the Yarra
Unfortunately the toilet facilities are not available so cyclist should consider a a cafe Port Melbourne or Southbank for coffee
A must see attraction for local and tourist alike

Whirlwind visit

I took a chance and visited this place during my short layover in Melbourne. Not knowing if the lake would be pink or not. Some said no some said yes. I just went for it and luckily it was pink. Though a visitor commented that it is still pink it is not as bright as normal. But I was happy with the level of pink I saw, better than no pink!

I took public transport here and back to the airport and it was very easy, completed the return journey and had walk around the lake all in under 2.5 hours!

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Dame Nellie Melba Memorial Park

Nature & Parks, Gardens

Address: Coppin Street, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia

 

Garden of most famous Opera singer in the world

The photo is of the sweetest sculpture in Dame Nellie Melba's garden at Coldstream where there is an excellent modern restaurant. Take the garden tour because you hear the best stories about Nellie who would have been an incredible Australian without singing a note.

Pretty park, few facilities

The rose beds, lawn, and shady seats are pleasant, but apart from a water tap there is little else. No BBQs, no picnic tables, no playground and no toilets.

Garden of most famous Opera singer in the world

The photo is of the sweetest sculpture in Dame Nellie Melba's garden at Coldstream where there is an excellent modern restaurant. Take the garden tour because you hear the best stories about Nellie who would have been an incredible Australian without singing a note.

Not bad, but there are better options nearby

A cute little park, and I'm sure a handy location for locals to sit and reflect, however if you've got a canine companion, there are far superior dog friendly parks not so far away.

At least there is a dog poo bag dispenser here as well

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Toorak Park

Nature & Parks

Address: 590 Orrong Rd, Armadale VIC 3143, Australia

Phone: +61 1300 133 015

 

Lived there for 6 months.

Found 460 apartments a bit much. But great location, close to Toorak Station, some great places to eat nearby like Amaila, Toorak Tractor, Toorak Cellars, and more.

Suburban footy gem

One of the better sporting grounds in suburban Melbourne. Home to Prahran (formerly in VFA/VFL) and Old Xavier in the VAFA which is one of the best footy leagues in Victoria. TIP: limited parking on Fulton St. try parking around Orrong Romanis Reserve

Sport and Walking

Toorak Park is a major sporting facility in the City of Stonnington. The grounds are open to the public and people walk their dogs or just sit in shady places.

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Golden Square Bicentennial Park

Nature & Parks

Address: Madden Grove, Burnley VIC 3121, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9205 5555

 

Good Park, Shame About the Dogs

Small park in Burnley which has a nice safe playground and a huge old tree that a local family has decorated with gnomes and similar figures. Also has a free bbq area and a larger off leash section. Unfortunately this sometimes leads to users stepping into "surprise" droppings due to unsupervised canines.

Nicely laid out

This park has much to offer from an adventure playground to shelter, BBQs, picnic tables, and the like. There is plenty of grass for the children to run around on.

fairy tree park

Pretty park near burnley train station and across from a great cafe. Huge open grassed area and a good playground. The highlight though is the huge fairy tree.

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Ron Barassi Snr Park

Nature & Parks

Address: Docklands Dr, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia

Phone: +61 131852

 

Great Toilet Stop

Great toilet stop as we rode past on a recent cycling excursion around Port Melbourne / Docklands. Kiddies playground looked impressive (no time for us to play) Great views to the city

Nice time

Lovely blue sky breezy sunny day.
All had a good nice fun time.
Toilets comfortably clean.
Using the toy but large actual digger was fun with the water involved.
A nice tribute to a champion in Ron Barrassi’s father. ‘ interesting learning about him!
Something to eat picnic style at the concrete seating and in the shade of the over- way. .
And it’s nice being near the salt water yarra River outlet_
We were there just after midday; and parked for the few hours, Lovely_ in the adjacent car-park, seeking out the 3 hr parks.
Eventually visiting urban alley and parking for just 10$.
Malcolm and Karen and co from S A..

Average amenity

Attended an outdoors work activity here. Located behind Docklands and almost under the Bolte Bridge but no traffic noise. Reasonable access and plenty of car parking. No real protection from the weather. Grassed areas good. Average amenity!

“Great fun”

My grandson loves this park, keeps him occupied for ages. Lots to do, great slide, digger, water features, big sandy area. Parking nearby.

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Point Gellibrand Heritage Park

Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites

Address: Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia

Phone: +61 131963

 

Great place to have a look at some of the historical aspects of Williamstown

It’s a quiet, family friendly place thats great to stop off and have a look at some of the history of our country, the time ball and lighthouse is quite beautiful and very interesting.

Big Park

A very big park on the sea/Bay with views of the water and some park oriented sports area. Used by the local people.

Historically Significant Area But Not Well Maintained Or Presented

It was probably the site of Victoria's first settlement and had significance with its lighthouses and time ball and defence facility but it is now a rather barren and poorly presented area with the time ball on a path of grass.There is a walkeway around to the Jawbone area behind the old Rifle Range which is worth doing but the Herirage Park needs a lot more attention.Sadly over the years it has never been any different.

Park and history

Nice drop-by going to the bay trail. If you are a descendant to one of the earliest immigrants here, this could make a really special place.

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Yarra Bend Park

Nature & Parks

Address: Fairfield VIC 3078, Australia

Phone: +61 131963

 

Nice Park - fix the bbq's

We took visitors to the park because it is next to the Yarra, has undercover seating, free bbq's and it's fun to cross the bridge and rent a row boat. Unfortunately after we unpacked the car and set up the table we found that the bbq's are out of order. Regular visitors may know you can take your own but we had to pack up and go elsewhere. A sign at the entrance would have helped.

Super Area with a Whole Lot Going for It

Yarra Bend Park is a splendid place for a tranquil stroll along the banks of the Yarra River.
Lovely walks, excellent picnic spots, play grounds for children and a number of public BBQs.
Fairfield Boathouse and Studley Park Boathouse bookend your exploration and both sites offer opportunities for coffee and casual outdoor dining. Rowing boats can be hired at either venue.
Dight's Falls with its fish ladder is interesting and when the river is running high is pretty impressive.
Yarra Bend Public Golf Course is very scenic and clubs can be hired at the Club House. Food and drinks are also available there, as well as Mini Golf.
In summary, Yarra Bend park offers casual strolling, active recreation, picnics and a choice of dining options.
Well worth a visit - this is an outstanding green space right on the edge of the city of Melbourne. Walking distance from Clifton Hill railway station.

One of the most secluded parks in Melbourne right on the river

Can't beat this for time lying down on a rug on nice thick grass right at the river edge. One of Melbourne's best kept secrets this area and easily accessible by car.

One of the best parks in Melbourne

What makes Yarra Bend park so unique is the many walking trails that “snakes” with the river. It’s easy to navigate and you can walk as long/short as you want. We started our walk opposite Studley Park Boathouse and followed the trail towards Fairfield Park Boathouse - it takes you next to the river, past the flying foxes and back through some lovely scenery. Pretty amazing for a park that is in the midst of the city.

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Fairview Park

Nature & Parks

Address: 9 Fairview St, Hawthorn, Boroondara, Victoria 3122, Australia

 

Best park in Boroondara

People come from far and wide to come to Fairview Park. It's fabulous. Meanders along the Yarra River and is dog friendly. Close to historic tram museum is tou want to make a day of it. Highly recommend

A great dog walk

This is a marvellous park. It caters for many tastes. It has pitches for cricket, access to the river and a fenced small children,s play area.

Fairview Park

This is a very tranquil and peaceful place to escape the hustle and bustle. A great place to wind down and enjoy a calm picnic and relax.

Lots of grass and river views

From the Riversdale Road bridge, the walk along the Yarra is fairly gentle, but beyond the old tram depot/museum it can be a long walk down stairs to reach the park. Great expanses of grass are their for picnic or walks, while the Yarra offers watery views.

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Edinburgh gardens

Nature & Parks, Gardens

Address: Alfred Cres, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9205 5555

beautiful vibrant inner city park

Edinburgh gardens has a great village atmosphere. Its a bustling inner city public space with basketball courts, skate bowl, dog park, childrens playgrounds, bbq's, and footy ovals. Its a busy park especially in summer it seems to attract big groups of young people who love to hang out all day drinking, eating and playing games.

Great green space

Perfect green oasis on a so busy Fitzroy neighbourhood, where due to the size of the houses it’s not common to find a lot of green spaces.

Inner city green.

Great park in fitzroy, I first came here as a kid and thats a long time ago. Walking, cycling, laying on the grass, tennis and basketball courts. Plenty of action or just relax. People walking their dogs, great space for kids. Football and cricket oval and the fitzroy bowls club. Wuthering heights celebration in July! Fantastic to relax and enjoy the scenery before doing whats next!

Beating Heart of Fitzroy North

A place for lovers - of tennis, dogs, footy, skating, roses, grassy lawns, kids playgrounds, chillaxing and people watching. Truly the heart of this wonderful suburb. ❤️