Situated moments from the Yarra River, Molesworth resides in one of Kew's finest locations. Defined by a landscape of lush emerald canopies and deeply textured boulevards dotted with stately heritage homes, the Kew locale showcases revered dining, charming cafes and an abundance of retail indulgences.
Leafy grounds and abundant wildlife await Molesworth residents within Yarra Bend Park — Melbourne’s largest natural bushland park. A recreational haven chock-full with activities and amenities – from hiking tracks to barbecue destinations and wildlife viewing – there’s something for everyone in this beautiful sanctuary.
Catering to golfers of all levels, at Yarra Bend Golf Course, you’ll find young ones aspiring to embark on a PGA tour alongside long-time golfing enthusiasts looking for a little inner-city rejuvenation. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, here, weekends spent on the green are a beloved past-time for Kew locals.
An emerald cornucopia in the heart of Kew, Studley Park provides a welcomed escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Nestled at the centre of the park is its very own restored Edwardian boathouse — a piece of Melbourne’s history that proudly endures. You’ll find visitors hiring out rowboats and kayaks whilst others embark on a leisurely stroll through natural bushland.
Regarded as Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct, Abbotsford Convent plays host to over 100 studios, two galleries, a cafe, radio station and a school. A significant contributor to Melbourne’s rich cultural fabric, engage in a range of exhibitions, workshops, events and festivals that draws local and interstate visitors. Within the Convent is the Collingwood Children’s Farm, a haven for children and adults alike where you can spend hours meeting the animals or exploring the local Farmer’s Markets.
Meander through the sprawling greenery that Alexandra Gardens has to offer. Bask at the sweeping hues as loved ones and friends picnic together under magnificent centuries-old trees swapping tales of days gone. Manicured grounds paired with a myriad of breathtaking blooms makes this iconic landscape an otherworldly retreat.
Located on the lively Princess Street in Kew, Leo’s Fine Food is the epitome of gourmet. A local must for any discerning foodie, here, you’ll find a scope of locally sourced and imported delicatessen goods from cured and smoked meats to decadent cheeses and hearty relishes.
Family-owned and operated for the past three generations, Toscano’s of Kew provides old-world service and expertise with all things food related. Whether you’re stocking up the pantry or searching for the best quality produce for your charcuterie board, this independent local green-grocer is guaranteed to have just what you need.
An exquisite fusion of modern European and traditional Italian influences, this Melbourne institution is brought to life by owner and chef Joseph Vargetto’s heritage, style and vision. Guests are sure to experience an evolving menu with Melbourne’s eclectic seasonal food trends that will satisfy the palette of even the harshest of critics.
At Cru, relax in the sun-soaked courtyard while relishing in the all-day Mediterranean inspired cuisine. As the sun sets low, share stories with the resident wine connoisseur in the cosy front bar over a glass of red, before sitting down to a mouthwatering dinner complete with homemade pasta.
Oscar & Wilde is a retail haven consisting of outstanding Australian and global designer labels curated and sourced by Paloma Hatami. Here, intricately stitched garments grace the walls from Rebecca Vallance, Cable Melbourne, Rachel Zoe and more. Searching for the next weekend attire has never been easier or more therapeutic.
For over 200 years, Xavier College has educated young men on Kew grounds. Curriculum is taught in some of the state’s most impressive and facilities, while other classes are taught in stunning heritage buildings that have stood the test of time.
A primary school where the community is key, Kew East Primary School is provides a broad spectrum of educational opportunities through academic and specialist programs within the visual arts, sport, community service, French and music.
First established in 1882, Methodist Ladies’ College is an open entry, non-selective girls’ school which aims to shape women of the future. This goal is pursued through a balance of academic focus and extra curricular activities, all conducted in a supportive learning environment.
For over 118 years, Trinity Grammar School has provided the highest quality education to young men of Melbourne and beyond. A Trinity education is underpinned by tradition here, and is informed by only the best-practice and takes place within state-of-the-art learning spaces.
Accessibility is becoming increasingly important when it comes to city living. Travel options from Cotham Road aplenty, including the No. 109 tram which takes patrons to the CBD and Port Melbourne or take the Hawthorn train for a streamlined journey.