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Top park recommendations from locals

“Visit Melbourne's inner-city oasis. Over 10,000 plant species from around the world are presented in a kaleidoscope of colour and texture. Sweeping lawns, tranquil lakes and majestic trees are home to an amazing range of wildlife.”
  • 527 locals recommend
“The Melbourne Zoo is a must see! The whole family can enjoy this attraction, including Australian native animals such as the koalas, kangaroos, butterfly house and other exotic animals. It's free for children under 16 during school holidays!”
  • 125 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The National Memorial War is not just beautiful with its outstanding architecture and view, but also a place to dedicate to all those who have served in the armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has participated.”
  • 79 locals recommend
“Pack your picnic rug and collect some gourmet food from Acland Street before heading to the peaceful gardens for a relaxing day beneath the trees. ”
  • 121 locals recommend
“The Carlton Gardens is a World Heritage Site located on the northeastern edge of the Central Business District in the suburb of Carlton, in Melbourne, Australia. The 26-hectare site contains the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Museum and Imax Cinema, tennis courts and an award-winning children's playground. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
“Great spot for a picnic. 2 good quality playgrounds at either end of the park. Skate bowl. Basketball court. ”
  • 148 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“An amazing way to spend a day for kids (big and little). We have had many fun days out tree surfing. Highly recommend.”
  • 70 locals recommend
“This is one of the most beautiful parts of the world. the most visited national park in australia. there are a multitude of parts of the park to experience. If you like long or short walks, a variety of beaches, mountain & ocean views and native animals then this is the place for you. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
“Visit a world of green in the heart of the city at Melbourne's Fitzroy Gardens, and while away hours marvelling at the tiny doorways of the historic Captain Cook's Cottage, the carved Fairies Tree, the model Tudor Village, the conservatory, myriad fountains and statues, and shady avenues of grand trees.”
  • 107 locals recommend
“A great family outing where you can see a large range of animals in open spaces ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Kinda lame geographical rock stacks surrounded by ocean and cameras. Just hire a car and dont sit on a middle aged $ight $eeing tour bus. The 12 Apostles are located 275 kilometres west of Melbourne, approximately a four-hour drive along the Great Ocean Road.Theres some scenic towns like Lorne and Airey's Inlet on the way so you can go to the bakery and have "an Award Winning Pie"... have you ever been to a country bakery that doesn't boast an award winning pie?”
  • 42 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The Grampians is a deeply spiritual place that plays a central role in the dreaming of both the Djab Wurrung and the Jardwadjali indigenous people. An important site in the indigenous landscape, the Grampians (known as Gariwerd) was a source of food, water and shelter as well as spiritual significance.”
  • 41 locals recommend
“Meet Australian animals at the famous Healesville Sanctuary Great for a family day out! ”
  • 57 locals recommend
“The zoo is privately own and has a great range of animals and animal encounters (we did the cheetah one which was fantastic). The aquarium is a hit too and so is the updated playground! You can bring your own food in and use the BBQ areas.”
  • 24 locals recommend
“If you want to see Australian wildlife at its best, look no further. Koalas, emus and wallabies by the dozen! A beautiful place to walk and the lookouts are breathtaking.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Get up close and personal to Australias wildlife in natural surrounds. You can even hand feed the Kangaroos and Wallabies”
  • 26 locals recommend