Welcome to one of Melbourne’s most popular dining precincts. You will discover many unique and exotic cuisines, a range of eateries ranging from tiny sidewalk cafes through to 5 star award winning restaurants.
South Yarra has hundreds to choose from and the best thing is that you can just wander along either Toorak Road or Chapel Street. You will be captivated by the diversity and ambience of the choice available.
Meandering for over 200 kilometres and passing within just 300 metres of your South Yarra accommodation, is the magnificent Yarra River, a truly unique iconic Melbourne landmark.
You can take a river cruise along the Yarra River passing the Royal Botanic Gardens, Federation Square, Swanston Street bridge, South Bank, Crown Casino and many new and contemporary high rise buildings.
If you are the adventurous type, there is also kyak hiring available where you can travel as a group and even have a picnic.
One of my favourite past times is to walk along the Yarra River into the CBD, experience an amazing day in Marvellous Melbourne and then walk back along the other side of the river, back to my apartment
We are very fortunate to have Chapel Street so close to our accommodation. Of international fame, Chapel Street is known around the world as being famous for its design, fashion, art, cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. Stretching for nearly 3 kilometres, there is absolutely something for everyone. Iconic landmarks include The Prahran Market, Jam Factory, 670 Chapel Street, Greville Street, The Como Centre, Dan Murphy, Chapel Street Bazaar and local cinemas including The Palace Como.
Melbourne is home to some of the best coffee in the world and South Yarra is at the epicentre of this phenomenon. Every single local barrister is passionate about his craft and with every coffee, he or she competes with all of the other local cafes,for your business.
Having travelled around the world, I can assure you that this local precinct contains some of the best coffee places to be found anywhere in the universe.
China has the Great Wall, India has the Taj Mahal and Paris has the Eiffel Tower but none of them compare to Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
If you think I am a bit biased, then have a read of some of the other 10,000 inspired Google reviews, rating it 4.8 and possibly the best place on the planet they have ever been to.
Go for a high tea in the charming tea rooms, take a gondola through the lake, meander through the rain forests, take in a summer movie at Moonlight Cinema watching 25,000 fruit bats launch, enjoy an evening play in the forests, join a heritage walk, get lost surrounded by magical scenery, close your eyes and listen to the native birds singing, visit the exotic green houses, climb Guilfoyles Volcano and be a kid again in the enchanting Potter Childrens Gardens, tour the Melbourne Observatory and explore the staggering collection of flora with literally thousands of native and exotic trees, shrubs, plants and flowers from Melbourne, Australia, and all around the world.
Am saving the best till last and this is going to be hard to believe. The Royal Botanic Gardens are absolutely….FREE!
In addition to the magical Royal Botanic Gardens, close by is the picturesque heritage listed Fawnker Park comprising 100 acres of Moreton Bay Figs, English Oaks, Himalayan Cedars, play grounds, tennis courts, running and walking tracks etc.