Searching for things to do in South Yarra? One of Melbourne’s most vibrant boroughs, South Yarra is home to a delightful range of activities with something special for any day out. Whether you’re a foodie, a sports fanatic, a cultural sort, or simply want to have a few drinks, South Yarra has it all.
South Yarra Bars
A fan favourite and obvious place to start is Chapel Street. Running through trendy Prahran and into South Yarra, Chapel Street is home to dozens of bars, many of which are independently owned, and have their own unique atmosphere and décor. Temperance Hotel does an affordable happy hour on weekends if you’re searching for a tipple that will take it easy on your wallet. For something a little more chic, try Katuk, a quirky and offbeat bar serving all manner of cocktails and tasty bar snacks.
South Yarra Outdoors
Fawkner Park is a much-loved choice here, providing lush, green open spaces for you to unwind and relax in. Bask in the sun whilst enjoying the stunning backdrop of Melbourne’s futuristic skyscrapers. Take a stroll just a little further south and you’ll come across the Yarra River, providing a beautiful riverside walk with some stunning scenery and plenty of photo opportunities. If you’re feeling keen to sample a little local culture, head over to Herring Island Sculpture Park, situated on a tiny island in the middle of the Yarra River. One of the best South Yarra things to do, here you will find an array of gorgeous and fascinating sculptures celebrating nature and aboriginal culture.
South Yarra Shopping
Not only great for bar-hopping, Chapel Street is brimming with designer boutiques and quirky vintage stores alike, making for a satisfying afternoon of retail therapy. For fashion, check out the glamourous and colourful wares in Gorman – with two stores on the same street! For a light spot of home-sprucing, try Lounge Lovers, which showcases a stunning range of designer sofas, beds and furniture.
Towards the northern end of Chapel Street, you will find the Como shopping centre which, housed inside an elegant building, provides the perfect spot to shop until it’s time to dine – which brings us to our final and most exciting port of call… lunch in South Yarra!
South Yarra Food
When it comes to the best restaurants in South Yarra, we think there’s one clear choice that surpasses the rest. The Meat & Wine Co in South Yarra, located at the junction between Toorak Road and Chapel Street, serves mouth-watering, premium Monte steaks, along with other delectable options including slow cooked lamb, roasted butternut pumpkin, miso and soy seared salmon fillet- the delicious choices are endless. Add to that a divine selections of red and white wines – carefully chosen to complement each dish – and you have a wonderful dining experience at your fingertips.