Victoria has named itself the 'Garden State', Melbourne being a wonderful example of this with a number of beautiful gardens surrounding the city areas.
Melbourne has amazing lavish parks, gardens and waterways. Surround yourself with age-old trees, manicured lawns, an abundance of wildlife and tranquillity in the middle of this lively city.
Melbourne's gardens are home to a host of bird, animal and aquatic life. Also enjoy floral displays, ancient elms, cooling fountains and heritage architecture, all free to visit and within walking distance of the city.
Ranging from gardens with classic 19th century heritage features and majestic tree avenues, to the 170-hectare Royal Park with its unique bushland landscape and wetlands habitat, Melbourne offers a variety of open spaces and recreation opportunities. The parks also offer a wide range of facilities, including sporting fields and ovals, barbecues and playgrounds.
Kings Domain is a large park to the south of the city following the bank of the Yarra River. To the north of the park is the outdoor performance area, Sidney Myer Music Bowl. To the west of the park is Birdwood Avenue hosting a number of places of interest including Government House, built in 1872.
Along the Yarra River you'll come across more spectacular park and bushland, making it a wonderful place for a bikeride or a walk.
One of the most enjoyable walks in Melbourne stretches down St Kilda Road from the banks of the River Yarra through the Domain Parkland, covering Alexandra Gardens, Queen Victoria Gardens, Kings Domain and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
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