South Yarra is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is 4 kilometres south-east from Melbourne's CBD.
South Yarra was originally inhabited by the Wurundjeri tribe of the Kulin aboriginal nation. The area was settled by European settlers in the 1830s around the time of the founding of Melbourne. During the 1840s, it became popular with rich citizens of Melbourne as a suburban retreat from the town. Several large houses were built and, together with neighbouring Toorak, it maintained its upper-class reputation into the post-Second World War period.
On the right hand side of the Yarra River you'll come across the upper-class regions of South Yarra and Toorak. There is a trendy and stylish shopping area.
You will also find The Jam Factory, on Chapel Street, which is a huge shopping complex offering various fashion outlets. For more exclusive shopping visit Toorak Village, on Toorak Road.
There is a range of accommodation in South Yarra, including hostels, hotels and apartments, as well as several tourist attractions.
South Yarra's parks and gardens include part of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Fawkner Park and smaller gardens such as the former Greville Botanic Gardens, Como Gardens and the public housing open space.
Destinations within Melbourne