Parks and nature

Experience nature, parks, walks

The City of Melton offers a wide range of parks and leisure spaces for people of all ages including skate parks, lakes, adventure playgrounds and barbecue facilities. Bridge Road Regional Play Space, Burnside Heights, Navan Park and Taylors Hill West Recreation Reserve offer play spaces for all abilities.

See a list of park and recreation spaces.


Dingo Discovery and Research Centre

Gain a unique insight into the sanctuary’s work and meet some dingos close up. Visits by appointment only.

Dingo Discovery

350 Gisborne Road, Toolern Vale, (visits by appointment only)
(03) 5428 1245

Melton Botanic Garden

The Melton Botanic Garden currently includes:

  • Indigenous plantings including creek and lake rehabilitation, Indigenous Grassland and the Koori Student Garden
  • Dryland Eucalyptus Arboretum with Australian understory vegetation
  • Indigenous Peoples Garden
  • Sensory Garden
  • Western Australian Garden
  • South Australian Garden
  • Southern African Garden
  • Mediterranean Garden
  • Californian, Central and South American Bed
  • Bushfoods Garden
  • Victorian Volcanic Plains Garden
  • Botanic Trail around the main lake
  • Amphitheatre for events

There is seating, BBQ facility, accessible toilets, public car park (Lakewood Boulevard) and walking paths.

The Plant Nursery is located at 21 Williams Street, Melton. The Melton Botanic Gardens public car park is located on Lakewood Boulevard.

Opening hours are Tuesday, Thursday and every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month 10am - 1pm.

Friends of Melton Botanic Garden

Melton Reservoir (also known as Exford Weir)

Exford Road, Exford
Southern Rural Water
Managed by Southern Rural Water
1300 139 510

Grey Box Forest at Eynesbury (forest walking trail)

Eynesbury Rd, Eynesbury

Hike, bike, walking trails, parks, playgrounds & off-lead dog parks

Walks, parks and trails

Leisure activities


Eynesbury Golf
Eynesbury’s world-class 18-hole golf course is open to both members and the public and is located beside the stunning heritage-listed Eynesbury Homestead and Grey Box Forest.
487 Eynesbury Road, Eynesbury
(03) 9971 0403

Melton Valley Golf Club

Melton Valley Golf Club has 18 holes with undulating greens and beautiful views. Great for beginners and pros. Pro Shop and Bistro also on site.
2-30 Melton Valley Drive, Melton
(03) 9747 8216


Melton Waves
206 Coburns Road, Melton
(03) 9747 4333

More Information

For more ideas and information about what to do in the City of Melton, follow the Melton City Much More Facebook page