Have you heard about Boroondara Wild?
It’s a great initiative which encourages families to get outdoors and explore the natural world that’s right on our doorstep.
Boroondara Wild is back by popular demand just in time for the spring school holidays with a passport jam-packed full of fun ideas and activities to encourage exploration, discovery, creativity and relaxation in nature.
Get a head start and visit one of the 266 picturesque parks and gardens throughout Boroondara. Whether you are taking a relaxing stroll, discovering flora and fauna or planning a family picnic by the river, we have the perfect spot for you!
To find a park or garden near you, see our Parks and Gardens page.
Get lost in a maze
Home to a wooden maze, a stone observation tower with picturesque views and an extensive playground, Beckett Park has everything you need for a great day out.
This park adjoins Maranoa Gardens and is an important revegetation site for indigenous plant species.
Hill ‘n’ Dale Park features large and small concrete wave and box-style jumps perfect for BMX riders and skaters.
There are also walking and cycling trails that connect the park to Summerhill Park, Ferndale Park, Back Creek Reserve and Gardiners Creek.
Home to the iconic Studley Park Boathouse, Yarra Bend Park is the perfect place to spend a day on the river.
Hire a rowing boat and go paddling, or enjoy a picnic in one of the many picturesque spots along the Yarra River.
Take a history lesson
Featuring a stone cross and war memorial shrine (also known as a cenotaph), Surrey Gardens pays homage to our history.
It was one of the first places in Australia to feature a First World War memorial, as well as two cannons, affectionately known as ‘Brook’s Babies’, which commemorate the end of the Boer War.