Spend lazy afternoons basking in the natural glory of Studley Park, an expansive riverside oasis just a short stroll from Fellowship. The recreational hub of the community, the park boasts picnic amenities, walking tracks, sporting ovals and a golf course, encompassed by lush and biodiverse bushland. You’ll also find the historic Studley Park Boathouse, a stunning Edwardian residence offering a kiosk, restaurant and rowboat hire facilities.
Nestled in a picturesque bend of the Yarra, Bellbird Park is the hidden gem of Kew. The green sanctuary offers a quiet place to rest, rejuvenate and reconnect with the world of nature, with picnic spots aplenty if you’d like to stay a while. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident flying fox colony, which can be spotted sleeping in the trees by day.
Located at the meeting point of the Yarra River and Merri Creek, Willsmere Kitchen Garden is a serene environment in which to connect with neighbours, share knowledge, acquire ingredients and grow fresh produce. Become a member to secure your own garden bed, and relish the wonderful sense of wellbeing that comes with getting your hands dirty. Shrouded by trees and speckled with seating, the garden is also an idyllic place to unwind.
Established in 1905, this ornate Victorian era garden is like something out of an English fairytale. A vision of sweeping lawns, heritage-listed trees and pristine flowerbeds, the oasis is Kew’s ultimate picnic destination, and only moments from the Junction if you’d like to pick up food on the way. Unique elements like the old- fashioned rotunda, antique lampposts and ornamental pond make Alexandra Gardens one of Melbourne’s most sublime open spaces.
Artisanal sourdough, buttery croissants, golden pastries and gourmet bagels – what more could you want from your local bakery? Woodfrog Bakery has established itself as a Melbourne institution with its immense respect for the meticulous art of bread making. With vegan treats as well as options for gluten free folk, there’s something for everyone at this foodie paradise.
If you have a craving for fresh, inventive Japanese food, look no further than Ocha in Hawthorn. The sophisticated interior is the perfect complement to the expertly curated a la carte menu, defined by the likes of salted kingfish salad, Hokkaido scallops and a variety of sushi and sashimi options. By day, the restaurant offers traditional Japanese lunch sets including bento boxes and udon noodles, washed down impeccably by a glass of white wine.
A patisserie, cafe and catering company all rolled into one, Frank and Harri is the home of good, honest food that just happens to taste delicious. As your arrive, you’ll be greeted by striped awnings and charming outdoor seating nestled under old fashioned umbrellas. Indoors, a sunny space awaits you with lush greenery, timber furnishings and cabinets brimming with baked treats.
Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a bonafide foodie, Cru is the destination of choice for Kew’s epicurean community. Spanning breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu is a masterclass in Mediterranean flavour, comprising everything from wild mushroom ragu on brioche to handmade squid ink linguine. With a wine list of over 300 wines, ask one of Cru’s in-house sommeliers to assist you in selecting the perfect drop.
This iconic fruiterer will ensure you never have to settle for less than impeccable when it comes to your fresh produce. Procured straight from the farm, peruse an extensive and diverse selection of fruit and vegetables along with dairy products, imported deli goods and pantry essentials. With a passion for fresh, high quality food, the staff here are committed to assisting you in anyway they can.
No Melbourne wardrobe is complete without a quality knitwear staple, which is exactly what you’ll find at Cable, Hawthorn. Made from the softest wool blends, crafted into timeless silhouettes, the boutique houses a myriad of stunning cardigans, jumpers, scarves and beanies. For the summer wardrobe, they also offer a range of linen and silk garments in on-trend colours and vibrant prints.
The Flatiron Label embodies understated elegance, enduring quality and Australian-style effortlessness. With a focus on creating ‘keepsake pieces’, the store was established by sisters Pen and Sam in 2016, and has since evolved into a fixture on Melbourne’s fashion landscape. From free flowing dresses to handcrafted rings, alluring fragrances to leather bags, the curated selection makes it next to impossible to leave without a new purchase in hand.
If you’re someone with a penchant for bold interior design, style your new abode with pieces from local favourite, Frey Homewares. Within the artfully arranged store, explore furniture, kitchen wares, artwork and beyond, crafted with meticulous care by both Australian designers and international makers. The collection is underpinned by a distinctly Moroccan aesthetic, allowing you to bring a splash of colour to your living space.
For over a century, Genazzano has been regarded as one of Melbourne’s most prestigious Catholic girls’ schools. With its consistently high VCE scores, world-class facilities and comprehensive co-curricular program, it’s easy to see why. Enrolling ELC to VCE students, Trinity College is a leading private boys’ school with a commitment to fostering students’ character whilst challenging them to strive for greatness.
Kew Primary School fosters a dynamic and supportive learning environment focusing on the education of the whole child and their place in the 21st century. The school vision is to provide a high functioning learning community that inspires, engages and supports students to achieve their best and become active, compassionate, lifelong learners.
Comprised of the Lyon family’s private residence as well as the new public galleries, Lyon Housemuseum plays host to one of Australia’s most revolutionary contemporary art collections. Book a private tour of the residence, where the Lyon’s live, work and eat amongst captivating works of art, or visit the public galleries to explore national and international exhibitions of art, architecture and design.
With buses on your doorstep and the tram only a stone’s throw away, Fellowship’s location affords residents with an incredible sense of connectivity to wider Melbourne. The 200 and 207 buses provide efficient links to the CBD whilst the 609 bus will ship you to Hawthorn in just a few minutes. Alternatively, stroll 15 minutes down the road to the Kew Junction where the 109 and 48 trams traverse through the inner suburbs before arriving in the city in under 30 minutes.