Toorak Vil­lage

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WITH THE WARMER WEATHER now here, Toorak Road, South Yarra is again set to rock. While pop­u­lar all year round with lo­cals and vis­i­tors alike, it’s dur­ing the spring and sum­mer that Toorak Road, South Yarra and the ad­join­ing leafy side streets take star billing.

Lovers of fine food can be found en­joy­ing the many great restau­rants that call the area home. Fash­ion afi­ciona­dos hit the shops in search of the per­fect out­fit for warmer weather.

One of the great­est joys for food­ies is the choice of eater­ies. Along its kilo­me­tre-long strip there are over 70 es­tab­lish­ments of­fer­ing ev­ery­thing from fine din­ing to ca­sual, tra­di­tional to con­tem­po­rary, in­door or out­door, bars, cafés, takeaways, patis­series, bak­eries and juice bars.

Many of Melbourne’s top restau­ra­teurs can be found here. Par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar with lovers of French cui­sine are Tu Res­tau­rant and Bar and A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro. Both es­tab­lish­ments are renowned for their food, am­bi­ence and ser­vice.

Shop­ping in Toorak Road, South Yarra is equally as le­gendary. Fash­ion bou­tiques show­case the hottest new looks and how to wear them. There are also plenty of shops sell­ing ac­ces­sories to go with that spe­cial out­fit. Then there are the hair­dressers, beauty sa­lons and day spas to en­sure to you feel as good as you look!

Given Toorak Road, South Yarra’s pop­u­lar­ity with well-known in­ter­na­tional stars you’ll of­ten find your­self rub­bing shoul­ders with the world’s top ac­tors and sports­peo­ple. How­ever, quintessen­tially Melbourne, it is also where Mel­bur­ni­ans live and shop. Need­less to say peo­ple watch­ing is a pop­u­lar pas­time.

How­ever, as you’ll find, with its great am­bi­ence, fan­tas­tic restau­rants and cos­mopoli­tan shop­ping there’s much more to do in Toorak Road, South Yarra than just sit and watch other peo­ple!

How to get there

Public Trans­port. The #8 tram trav­els along Swanston Street and St Kilda Road to South Yarra. Tram stop #28 marks the start of Toorak Road, South Yarra and is a good place to start your ex­plo­ration.

The South Yarra train sta­tion is also on Toorak Road. Catch the Cran­bourne-Frankston-pak­en­ham or San­dring­ham bound trains from Flin­ders Street sta­tion. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion visit ptv.vic.gov.au Taxis. Taxis are as com­mon in Toorak Road, South Yarra as lat­tés and from the city cost ap­prox­i­mately $10–$20, de­pend­ing on the time of day. Self Drive. There are a num­ber of park­ing sta­tions, off street park­ing, un­der­cover park­ing and me­tered park­ing ar­eas. Most park­ing sta­tions have an hourly charge and the smaller off-street park­ing ar­eas have me­tered ticket ma­chines.

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