Play Melbourne / Outdoor spaces

Melbourne is part of the Garden State for a reason – green spaces, floral displays, sandy beaches and the banks of the river are a big part of daily life. The Royal Botanic Gardens are a stone’s throw from the tennis action at Melbourne Park, and a calm, verdant space for between-match meandering. Relax on the banks of the Yarra River as swans and rowing teams glide by, or spend a while soaking up the atmosphere from Federation Square.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

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.

Federation Square

'Fed Square' is a public space buzzing with a daily program of events, restaurants and cafes and art. Grab a deckchair and watch the world go by.

Carlton Gardens

Laze around the water features in Carlton Gardens before summoning the energy to explore the adjacent Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building.

st kilda beach

St Kilda Beach

A short tram ride from the CBD, the foreshore is a hive of activity as walkers, joggers and rollerbladers race by, while kitesurfers, windsurfers and all-weather swimmers make the waters their playground.

Fitzroy Gardens

Marvel at the tiny doorways of historic Captain Cook's Cottage, the carved Fairies Tree, the model Tudor Village, and myriad fountains and statues.