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It’s time for your adventure in South Yarra, Melbourne! South Yarra is one of Melbourne’s oldest and most affluent areas, close to other well-known suburbs like Richmond, Prahran, and Toorak.
As with any city-stay in Melbourne, make sure to pack for every kind of weather. You’ll never be quite sure about what to expect in this beautiful city, as it’s lovingly known for having four seasons in one day. But, as you set out and explore, it’s time to expect the unexpected, because you’ll have an amazing trip whatever the weather.
South Yarra is a fairly central suburb, so you’ll be close to everything that Melbourne has to offer. Melbourne itself has a busy social calendar. In fact, it’s always hosting the best events, like the Australian F1 Grand Prix, Australian Open Tennis, Fashion Week, AFL Grand Final, the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Melbourne's Music Week, and the International Film, Comedy, Jazz, Fringe and Writer’s festivals just to name a few! Make sure to research what’s on ahead of your trip, because you won’t want to miss out!
South Yarra is a beautiful place. As one of the oldest and most affluent suburbs, you’ll find yourself staring at the beautiful architecture and tree-lined streets as you drive around in your Thrifty rental. History lovers should spend some time looking at the historic mansions situated in South Yarra, including Como House, which is open to the public.
Embrace your inner Melbournian and start your day with some of the finest coffee that Australia has to offer. Any one of the many independent coffee shops will satisfy your caffeine hit and leave you feeling ready for your city adventure.
If you’re staying in South Yarra, chances are you’ll want to check out the shops, dining scene, and entertainment, as this area has an extensive commercial precinct. For example, Chapel Street is home to some of the most exclusive retail outlets in Australia. Spend hours on Chapel Street drinking coffee, before heading off for a busy day visiting the Jam Factory entertainment complex, the Como Centre, and Vogue Shopping Plaza.
Spend the day outside exploring the Capital City Trail walkway and bicycle track, which is a 32-kilometre loop that’ll take you around Melbourne’s inner suburbs. Venture out and stop by one of the many gorgeous riverside bars that line the Yarra in Melbourne CBD.
There’s more to Melbourne than just South Yarra. In fact, if you have the time, why not head out of Melbourne altogether? Located just 2.5 hours from Melbourne CBD, the Great Ocean Road is on many travel guides and it’s easy to see why. The Great Ocean Road is home to some stunning sights, like the Twelve Apostles and the Grampians. Take your camera and embrace the roadie as you see the sights! Melbourne also has some great beaches, so head on down to Brighton Beach and get a photo with one of the iconic bathing boxes.
When you’re back from your roadie, head back into the city and check out the street art at Hosier Lane. Constantly changing yet consistently impressive, Hosier Lane is always a tourist hotspot. If you want something fresh and local while on your inner-city break, head to the iconic Prahan market. Full of delicious delicacies, it’s the oldest food market in Melbourne and will surely impress.
From the moment you arrive in South Yarra, you’ll be on an amazing city-based adventure. Melbourne is full of twists and turns, all of which you’ll love to discover in your Thrifty rental. You’ll find us soon, at South Yarra Thrifty.