Melbourne/Stonnington

Stonnington is an area and municipality in Melbourne, just south-east of the City Center. It includes the main centres of South Yarra, Prahran and Toorak. The area is regarded among Melburnians as one of the most desirable and expensive places to live. It is very popular for its high-end shopping and exquisite dining, especially along Toorak Road in South Yarra, and Chapel Street in Prahran. Famous attractions in this district include the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, the Prahran Market and the Shrine of Remembrance.

Get in

Stonnington lies just south-east of the City Center and can be easily reached by car, tram and suburban train.

By tram

Tram 8 runs along Swanston Street in the City Center to South Yarra and Toorak along Domain Road and then Toorak Road, terminating at the junction of Toorak and Glenferrie Roads. From the City Center, South Yarra is about 15 to 20 minutes away. Toorak is another 5 to 10 minutes away. Prahran is best reached from the City Center by Tram 6 (towards Glen Iris).

By train

South Yarra station is served by three suburban train lines - Pakenham, Frankston and Sandringham. The station is located along Toorak Road. Toorak station is on the Pakenham and Frankston lines and is located along Malvern Road in the southern part of the suburb. Prahran station is on the Sandringham line, and is located just off High St.

By car

The main thoroughfare in South Yarra and Toorak is Toorak Road. Chapel Street forms a major thoroughfare between South Yarra and Prahran. The best access from the City Center is via St Kilda Road, turning left at Toorak Rd, Commercial Rd or High St.

See

Do

Walk/Run, The Tan around the Royal Botanic Gardens. Sport Fawkner Park Soccer, Tennis and Softball, Cricket in Summer, local school Aussie rules in Winter, Tennis Club and Sista's Cafe for the coffee starved. Popular dog walking area . Senior Citizens Centre, and Creche two large Childrens Playgrounds and DIY BBQ.(Melways Ref 2L C6) Bike tracks everywhere. The Yarra River, DIY BBQ's get there early on Australia Day and Sporting Events. Moonlight Cinema in Royal Botanic Gardens during Summer. Shrine of Remembence and Observatory Cafe, Garden's Shop, Potter Children's Garden (Melways ref 2f K12)

Buy

The Chapel Street shopping district in Prahran is often called the 'longest catwalk in the Southern Hemisphere'. It begins in Windsor in the south and runs to the Toorak Road intersection. The shopping strip is full of hundreds of local designer boutiques, big name fashion stores and denim specialists. It's also a great place to experience Melbourne's world-renowned café culture. Greville Street is a must-visit, lined with quirky boutiques and eateries.

Toorak Road runs through the centre of South Yarra through to Toorak. Like Chapel Street, it is filled to the brim with brand-name stores and local boutiques.

The Jam Factory Shopping Centre in South Yarra is another trendy place to shop, set in a historic building with an interesting history. Along with clothes and food, there is also a cinema complex.

Eat

Drink

Chapel Street and Toorak Road has some of the best nightlife in Australia, with most clubs open 24 hours!

Sleep

Budget

Splurge

Connect

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