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5 Things to See Around South Yarra - Where beauty in its richest forms, is found

The beauty of South Yarra is truly incomparable! Stunning and stylish, this part of Melbourne is loved by all who visit it. There are so many gorgeous sights to see, so many wonderful attractions to visit, that a day spent at South Yarra will seldom be a dull one. Read on and learn about 5 attractive destinations to explore in and around this sophisticated locale.


Como Centre

The iconic Como Centre is undoubtedly one of South Yarra's most popular attractions. This multi-storey building includes a cinema, designer stores and restaurants. It also is the headquarters of ATV-10 Television. This is a must visit if you want to spend a good day of shopping and dining at South Yarra. Local and international designer wear can be found under one roof for your shopping convenience at this mall. Located on the northeast corner of Chapel Street, the Como Centre can be easily accessed from South Yarra hotels.


Fawkner Park

This picturesque park is an ideal place to relax and unwind with your loved ones when you are visiting South Yarra. Created in the year 1862, Fawkner Park covers an extensive area of 101 acres. Beautiful oak, elm and Moreton Bay Figs line its pathways, greatly heightening the appeal of its charming personality. The park which is named after John Pascoe Fawkner, who is one of the co-founders of Melbourne, includes tennis courts, playgrounds for children and two art deco pavilions. With so much to do and see here at Fawkner Park, you will undoubtedly visit it more than just once. Staying at a centrally located hotel such as Oaks South Yarra will help you reach the park with ease to explore all of its stunning features to your heart's content, throughout your stay.


Herring Island Sculpture Park

Treat yourself to a truly blissful experience by visiting the renowned Herring Island Sculpture Park during your stay at South Yarra. This is a charming little artificial island in the Yarra River which was formed in the year 1928. It's rich with indigenous flora and fauna, making it quite an attractive spot in the city among the nature lovers who visit it. Many species of birds including willie wagtails, kookaburras, magpies and honeyeaters can be easily spotted here. The beautiful sculptures that adorn the spaces of the park further enhance its rich appeal. Herring Island Sculpture Park can only be accessed by boat which makes a visit to it, even more delightful.


Prahran Market

The Prahran Market is one of the most interesting places around South Yarra that you should definitely visit. It has to top your list if you describe yourself as a 'foodie'! The market, which was established over 120 years ago includes a dizzying array of stalls selling fresh fruits, vegetables, deli foods, meat, fish, cheese and bread. Browsing through the colourful stalls is surely an experience in itself! It has rightfully earned its name as "the food lover's market". If you like to purchase unique items such as exotic cheeses and unusual poultry, then the Prahran Market is the place that you should visit.


Queen Victoria Gardens

This is yet another fascinating spot that can be visited when travelling in South Yarra. The gorgeous Queen Victoria Gardens provides freedom for families and groups of travellers to indulge in peaceful relaxation. Located at the very heart of Prahran these beautiful gardens exude a rich European aura. It has been designed in memory of England's Queen Victoria and features large, open spaces and breathtakingly beautiful lawns

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