The 10 Best Things to Do in Richmond, Australia

December 10, 2017 Janean Rudisill

Discover the best top things to do in Richmond, Australia including Victoria Street, Bridge Road, Citizen Park, Barkly Gardens, Burnley Gardens, Dame Nellie Melba Memorial Park, Bryant and may factory, Riverside park, McConchie Reserve, O'Connell Reserve.
Restaurants in Richmond

1. Victoria Street

Between Munster Terrace and Yarra River, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Excellent
37%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

Victoria Street

Reviewed By TwoSheds57 - Melbourne, Australia

Any Melburnian will tell you that Victoria Street is the prime place to go for good Vietnamese food plus a range of other Asian cuisines. It's a fairly gritty street but it rarely disappoints in my experience. There are some fantastic and generally very reasonably...MoreThank you for your review! Ha Nguyen Victoria street business association

2. Bridge Road

Bridge Rd, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
Excellent
17%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
9%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 153 reviews

Bridge Road

What a find!After your Bridge Road experience you'll walk away saying, "What a find!". It could be a new favourite coffee shop, the outfit you've been dreaming of, or a must-have piece of furniture. Welcome to Bridge Road, a Melbourne shopping and dining experience like no other, only moments from the city centre.Something for everyoneBridge Road is home to world-class bars, award-winning restaurants, cafes and gelatarias; value-for-money fashion boutiques that present quality pieces and first-class customer service; and an enviable range of home furnishing stores that offer household name suppliers as well as eclectic furniture designers and antiques traders.Be spoilt for choiceWhether you're spending a day splurging in the shops, catching up with friends for a laid-back lunch, planning home improvements or meeting someone special for a quick cocktail or a long dinner the legendary precinct epitomises the city's love of food, fashion and style offering a truly personal experience.

Reviewed By Cyrilsson - Brisbane, Australia

Originally Bridge Road was Melbourne's Outlet centre with lots of bargains, which sadly has been replaced by the bigger DFO style shopping centres. However, eclectic "boom style" architectural facades and a hip vibe, this street is still worth a visit with an abundance of coffee shops and interesting niches, to fill up a visitors day.

3. Citizen Park

Cnr Church St & Highett St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
Excellent
30%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Citizen Park

Reviewed By Anon1009 - Richmond Plains, Victoria, Australia

As a Richmond resident, this is my go-to park for a quick visit with the grand daughter. The playground is divided in half with younger kids equipment on one side and school aged kids equipment on the other. Both areas are always full of friendly parents, grandparents and kids. Citizens Park also has a footy/cricket oval with a dog-off-leash area, barbeques, picnic tables and toilets. There's lots of fun to be had in this friendly local park.

4. Barkly Gardens

Mary Street, | Junnction of Mary Street, Maddern Street and Coppin Street, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
Excellent
18%
Good
82%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Barkly Gardens

Reviewed By John P - Melbourne, Australia

as others have said, this is an attractive park mostly visited by locals with dogs and children. If you are in Richmond this might be a good picnic spot or just the place to have a quiet walk and get a sense of the character of the area.

500 Yarra Boulevard | University of Melbourne, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria, Australia +61 3 9250 6800
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Burnley Gardens

Reviewed By John P - Melbourne, Australia

Attractive, well maintained garden that is under utilised. At weekends it is often empty so it is a great place for family picnics or a hang-out for young families. There are always interesting plants to see and many mature trees. Parking is generally available and if you are riding on the Boulevard this is a good spot to stop.

6. Dame Nellie Melba Memorial Park

Coppin Street, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
Excellent
25%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Dame Nellie Melba Memorial Park

Reviewed By Jeffry B - Melbourne, Australia

Dame Nellie Melba (born Helen Porter Mitchell) was a Richmond native. This pretty park is in the City of Yarra. Nellie Melba was amongst the best sopranos of her age. She was probably the most famous Australian of her time. She was the toast of every opera house in Europe. It';s fitting that the suburb of her birth has commemorated her with this small, but attractive park. Just follow the map, you'll find it.

7. Bryant and may factory

560 Church St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Bryant and may factory

Reviewed By Jeffry B - Melbourne, Australia

The Bryant and May complex was once a match factory. Now it is an upscale office and retail complex. The area around the Bryant and May factory has gentrified into an upper class retain and residential area. The factory is dates from 1909. It is an impressive building. It even has a clock tower with "BRYANT AND MAY" on the face instead of "1 to !2." The Bryant and May factory made the beloved "Redheads," Australia's favourite matches, until they were put out of business by cheap imports. The factory, however, is still there; it has taken to its new life like a duck to water. The tram goes right pas the door, you can't miss it.

8. Riverside park

Richmond, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Excellent
28%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Riverside park

Reviewed By Jeffry B - Melbourne, Australia

Richmond is going through a cycle of gentrification, but nothing can hide its proletarian origins. Among these signs are the almost total lack of parks in rhe suburb's main business areas. No room for parks among the factoies for their sweated labour.. Along the Yarra riverside can be found a chain of parks,, which make for pleasant recreation. These days, no more of the 'river that flows upside down,' The Yarra, is much cleaner. now. Spend some time along the riverside park, you'll like it.

9. McConchie Reserve

Mary st, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

McConchie Reserve

Reviewed By Jeffry B - Melbourne, Australia

McConchie Reserve is a small park by the Yarra River. Facilities include a playground for children and seats for visitors. The park is on the Yarra River trail. Walk for about 8 kms in the right dirrection and you will eventually get to central Melbourne. As usual, the City of Yarra have done a fine job keeping McConchie Reserve spick and span. You can walk down Mary Street from the Swan Street tram to get to the park.

10. O'Connell Reserve

Bridge Road, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Excellent
20%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

O'Connell Reserve

Reviewed By JohnG3121 - Greater Melbourne, Australia

Absolutely love this spot! On a grassy hill overlooking the yarra and the historic Hawthorn bridge, this spot is superb. The rotundas( which can be hired for weddings) take you back to a bygone era.Situated on the 75 & 48 tram route it's extremely easy to get to. After you finish relaxing here you can head for a walk down the yarra trail.

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