Best lakes in Melbourne

Check out the top lakes in Melbourne, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Albert Park Lake
1. Albert Park Lake
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293 local reviews
Albert Park Lake, Albert Park
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Ella
Only a short tram ride down the end of Clarendon St. Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like…
Liddy
Only 3km from the heart of the city, Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking,…
Sarah
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. …
1. Albert Park Lake
1. Albert Park Lake
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293 local reviews
Albert Park Lake, Albert Park
Ella
Ella
Only a short tram ride down the end of Clarendon St. Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling,…
Liddy
Liddy
Only 3km from the heart of the city, Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and…
Sarah
Sarah
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart from the lake itself, other…
2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens
2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens
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618 local reviews
Birdwood Ave, South Yarra
Closed · Opens Saturday 7:30 AM
+61 3 9252 2300
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Donna
Take a ride on a gondola or just stroll in these beautiful world class gardens. Look for Guilfoyle’s Volcano…
R
Stunning, peaceful, gorgeous, tranquil, spectacular - so many adjectives, so little time to describe this most…
Jody
Just magic. Find the herb garden, the lakes & the volcano. Open 7.30am-sunset. Jardin Tan is a restaurant at…
2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens
2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens
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618 local reviews
Birdwood Ave, South Yarra
Closed · Opens Saturday 7:30 AM
+61 3 9252 2300
Donna
Donna
Take a ride on a gondola or just stroll in these beautiful world class gardens. Look for Guilfoyle’s Volcano built in 1876. It was…
R
R
Stunning, peaceful, gorgeous, tranquil, spectacular - so many adjectives, so little time to describe this most iconic of parks in Melbourne…
Jody
Jody
Just magic. Find the herb garden, the lakes & the volcano. Open 7.30am-sunset. Jardin Tan is a restaurant at entrance or at 'the Terrace' at…
3. Albert Park
3. Albert Park
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66 local reviews
Albert Park, Albert Park
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Arif
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. …
Jared SSP
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart…
Olga
Albert Park is a combination grassy park, large lake, community project (children's play areas), place to see…
3. Albert Park
3. Albert Park
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66 local reviews
Albert Park, Albert Park
Arif
Arif
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart from the lake itself, other…
Jared SSP
Jared SSP
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart from the lake itself, other…
Olga
Olga
Albert Park is a combination grassy park, large lake, community project (children's play areas), place to see wildlife (great birding for a…
4. Newport Lakes Reserve
4. Newport Lakes Reserve
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21 local reviews
Newport Lakes Reserve, Newport
+61 3 9932 1000
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Roslyn
Newport Lakes Park is a bushland oasis created from a former blustone quarry. Extensive tracks for jogging or…
Mel
Newport lakes is fabulous for just a walk or a run surrounded by nature and wildlife , the track takes you…
Gaelle
A hidden gem, with pleasant walks and trails through one of the biggest areas of native bush in the west. The…
4. Newport Lakes Reserve
4. Newport Lakes Reserve
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21 local reviews
Newport Lakes Reserve, Newport
+61 3 9932 1000
Roslyn
Roslyn
Newport Lakes Park is a bushland oasis created from a former blustone quarry. Extensive tracks for jogging or walking. The park is 33…
Mel
Mel
Newport lakes is fabulous for just a walk or a run surrounded by nature and wildlife , the track takes you around the beautiful lake with…
Gaelle
Gaelle
A hidden gem, with pleasant walks and trails through one of the biggest areas of native bush in the west. The lakes are full of fish and…
5. Puffing Billy Railway
5. Puffing Billy Railway
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104 local reviews
1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave
Closed · Opens Saturday 9:00 AM
+61 3 9757 0700
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Taf
Passengers can enjoy a visit to Emerald Lake Park either before or after their Puffing Billy journey. This…
Ursula
Australia's favourite steam train makes regular daily trips through the Dandenong Ranges - panoramic views of…
Allan
Enjoy the Dandenong Hills. A Picnic via bus! Belgrave bus at the bottom of the Street to Belgrave. Ride the…
5. Puffing Billy Railway
5. Puffing Billy Railway
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104 local reviews
1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave
Closed · Opens Saturday 9:00 AM
+61 3 9757 0700
Taf
Taf
Passengers can enjoy a visit to Emerald Lake Park either before or after their Puffing Billy journey. This park offers BBQ facilities and…
Ursula
Ursula
Australia's favourite steam train makes regular daily trips through the Dandenong Ranges - panoramic views of mountain ranges and fern…
Allan
Allan
Enjoy the Dandenong Hills. A Picnic via bus! Belgrave bus at the bottom of the Street to Belgrave. Ride the amazing train trip 'Puffing…
6. Carlton Gardens
6. Carlton Gardens
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128 local reviews
Carlton Gardens, Carlton
+61 3 9658 9658
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Chloé
The gardens feature flowerbeds, ornamental lakes, elaborate fountains and mature European trees that reflect…
Anj
Designed for the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880, the Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding…
Sofia
A 20 minute walk (2km) or quick bike ride from the Townhouse, the Melbourne Museum and Carlton Gardens are a…
6. Carlton Gardens
6. Carlton Gardens
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128 local reviews
Carlton Gardens, Carlton
+61 3 9658 9658
Chloé
Chloé
The gardens feature flowerbeds, ornamental lakes, elaborate fountains and mature European trees that reflect the changing seasons. In…
Anj
Anj
Designed for the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880, the Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens are World…
Sofia
Sofia
A 20 minute walk (2km) or quick bike ride from the Townhouse, the Melbourne Museum and Carlton Gardens are a great way to spend half a day…
7. Edwardes Lake
7. Edwardes Lake
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12 local reviews
Edwardes Lake, Reservoir
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Lily
Facilities include a lake walking path, old train engine, playgrounds, bird watching, toilets, barbecue and…
Josephine
Great lake to walk around, free bbq's, streams, playground equipment
Mauro
Lake / Park with walking trail
7. Edwardes Lake
7. Edwardes Lake
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12 local reviews
Edwardes Lake, Reservoir
Lily
Lily
Facilities include a lake walking path, old train engine, playgrounds, bird watching, toilets, barbecue and picnic facilities plus a number…
Josephine
Josephine
Great lake to walk around, free bbq's, streams, playground equipment
Mauro
Mauro
Lake / Park with walking trail
8. Lilydale Lake
8. Lilydale Lake
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6 local reviews
Lilydale Lake, Lilydale
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Summer
The lake covers 28 hectares with a 440 metre long dam wall. There are over 10 kilometres of shared trails, a…
Iain & Tamsin
Picturesque and teeming with birdlife, Lilydale Lake has extensive walking trails around the lake and…
Adam
Huge lake with parklands, BBQ facilities, Swimming, Kids playground and water park, and a beautiful Sunset…
8. Lilydale Lake
8. Lilydale Lake
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6 local reviews
Lilydale Lake, Lilydale
Summer
Summer
The lake covers 28 hectares with a 440 metre long dam wall. There are over 10 kilometres of shared trails, a community room and meeting…
Iain & Tamsin
Iain & Tamsin
Picturesque and teeming with birdlife, Lilydale Lake has extensive walking trails around the lake and surrounds and a boardwalk through…
Adam
Adam
Huge lake with parklands, BBQ facilities, Swimming, Kids playground and water park, and a beautiful Sunset walk every day.
9. Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
9. Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
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11 local reviews
1A Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke
Closed · Opens Saturday 10:00 AM
+61 131963
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Lisa And Andrew
This free garden is a jewel of the Dandenongs. The paths meander down to the well photographed lake and boat…
Angel
Situated next to Burnham Beeches, the many linking paths through this garden take you beneath a canopy of…
Angela
Beautiful old estate in Sherbooke Forest complete with lake and boatshed
9. Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
9. Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
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11 local reviews
1A Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke
Closed · Opens Saturday 10:00 AM
+61 131963
Lisa And Andrew
Lisa And Andrew
This free garden is a jewel of the Dandenongs. The paths meander down to the well photographed lake and boat house. A beautiful garden…
Angel
Angel
Situated next to Burnham Beeches, the many linking paths through this garden take you beneath a canopy of majestic Mountain Ash Trees…
Angela
Angela
Beautiful old estate in Sherbooke Forest complete with lake and boatshed
10. St Kilda Botanical Gardens
10. St Kilda Botanical Gardens
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123 local reviews
11 Herbert St, Saint Kilda
Closed · Opens Saturday 8:00 AM
+61 3 9209 6777
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Robyn
A beautiful green oasis to wander around. Pick up some cakes and a coffee on your way from one of the famous…
Adrian
Pretty park. Ideal picnic spot around the corner from Acland Street's cake shops. Walk through the greenhouse,…
Joanne
Lovely place to rest and enjoy the beautiful landscaped gardens. There's a lake, giant chess board and rose…
10. St Kilda Botanical Gardens
10. St Kilda Botanical Gardens
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123 local reviews
11 Herbert St, Saint Kilda
Closed · Opens Saturday 8:00 AM
+61 3 9209 6777
Robyn
Robyn
A beautiful green oasis to wander around. Pick up some cakes and a coffee on your way from one of the famous cake shops in Acland Street…
Adrian
Adrian
Pretty park. Ideal picnic spot around the corner from Acland Street's cake shops. Walk through the greenhouse, feed the ducks on the lake,…
Joanne
Joanne
Lovely place to rest and enjoy the beautiful landscaped gardens. There's a lake, giant chess board and rose garden.
11. Lakeside Dr
11. Lakeside Dr
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10 local reviews
Lakeside Dr, Albert Park
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Aaron
Head out rowing or go for a sail with the local adult and baby swans on this beautiful picturesque inner city…
11. Lakeside Dr
11. Lakeside Dr
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10 local reviews
Lakeside Dr, Albert Park
Aaron
Aaron
Head out rowing or go for a sail with the local adult and baby swans on this beautiful picturesque inner city man made lake. Each year the…
12. Albert Park
12. Albert Park
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9 local reviews
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Glen
Albert Park Lake is also worth a visit. Especially during the Australian Grand Prix. Take the no. 6 tram…
Lennard
Take your daily walk around the this beautiful lake with a clear reflection of the skyscrapers from across the…
Robyn
Fantastic 5km walk around the lake for anyone. The lake also offers great picnic spots for families.
12. Albert Park
12. Albert Park
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9 local reviews
Glen
Glen
Albert Park Lake is also worth a visit. Especially during the Australian Grand Prix. Take the no. 6 tram along High St and you are there…
Lennard
Lennard
Take your daily walk around the this beautiful lake with a clear reflection of the skyscrapers from across the lake.
Robyn
Robyn
Fantastic 5km walk around the lake for anyone. The lake also offers great picnic spots for families.