The suburb of South Yarra is one of Melbourne's most affluent inner-city suburbs. It is bordered by the Yarra River in the north, Prahran in the south, Albert Park in the west and Toorak to the east.
South Yarra features lots of interesting things to see and do for people who are ready to explore and experience surprises at every step.
There is much to love about South Yarra with its vibrant energy, great array of restaurants, funky boutiques, cosmopolitan cafes, happening bars and expansive parkslands. Exclusive residences are also a feature of South Yarra's network of tree-lined streets, with the historic Como House ideally set on 5 acres of land, dating back to 1847 and open to the public so that you can enjoy the fascinating history of this suburb.
South Yarra's Attractions
South Yarra has plenty of things to see and do for the discerning visitor, including:
- The Jam Factory - With its exclusive retail outlets, cafes, restaurants and large cinema complex.
- Fawkner Park - The 40 hectare reserve of Fawkner Park consists of several sporting ovals and tennis courts.
- Herring Island - Situated right in the middle of the Yarra River and accessible only by boat, is a 3 hectare reserve featuring BBQ and picnic areas and a sculpture park.
South Yarra has a large selection of open space and parkland for visitors and residents, including plenty of places to have a picnic and a network of shady pathways.
The Yarra river features walking and bicycle paths running through parkland along the river bank with panoramic views of the city and riverfront available from the several bridges which cross the river.
Accommodation in South Yarra
Throughout the South Yarra there are a wide variety of accommodation options available, ranging from fully self contained serviced apartments and budget apartments for long term stays right through to luxury hotels and even backpacker accommodation. Click here for a complete list of all the South Yarra hotel and apartment accommodation that is available including cheap rates for long term stays.
Restaurants in South Yarra
There are an extremely large selection of restaurants in South Yarra and they reflect the diverse range of cuisines that are on offer throughout Melbourne. South Yarra has a reputation as being a cosmopolitan place to enjoy an evening meal or a coffee during the afternoon and this is typified by the number of alfresco eating establishments that the suburb has.
Some of the main restaurant areas in South Yarra include :
- Chapel Street - Extends for kilomtres and is filled with plenty of place to eat.
- Toorak Road - With restaurants and food outlets to suit all budgets and tastes.
- Commercial Road - Has a great selection of eateries particularly around the Prahran Market.
Shopping in South Yarra
The suburb of South Yarra is home to some of the best shopping in Melbourne with plenty of shops selling all sorts of items including homewares, gifts, groceries and fashion. One of South Yarra main attractions is busy Chapel Street which is famous for the exclusive retail outlets, cafes and the popular Jam Factory.
Shopping, fashion and entertainment are features of South Yarra, with busy Chapel Street lined with shopping, an entertainment complex and even factory outlets. Around the corner in Commercial Road is the popular Prahran Market, which is one of Melbourne's oldest markets and boasts a large selection of gourmet foods and fresh produce.