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.
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.
'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.
Laze around the water features in Carlton Gardens before summoning the energy to explore the adjacent Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building.
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.
Marvel at the tiny doorways of historic Captain Cook's Cottage, the carved Fairies Tree, the model Tudor Village, and myriad fountains and statues.