Toorak is a suburb of Melbourne which resides in the Australian state of Victoria. It is located 5 km (3 miles) south east of Melbourne’s Central Business District. Toorak is part of the local government area of Stonnington city. Toorak is situated on a rise on the south side of a bend in the Yarra River. It is bordered by South Yarra, Malvern, Prahran, Armadale, Richmond, and Hawthorn. Long recognised as an upscale and prestigious suburb, Toorak has the highest average property values in Melbourne. This is one of the most exclusive suburbs in Australia. The commercial area of Toorak Village is located on Toorak Road.
The Toorak Village features a strip of shops and cafes. Most of the residents live in Toorak and work in Melbourne. Melbourne City Centre features businesses such as the Crown Casino, Melbourne Aquarium, the State Parliament and Supreme Court of Victoria, and the city’s convention centre. The city of Melbourne is the home to office space and other facilities for two of World’s two largest mining companies: BHP Billiton and the Rio Tinto Group.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Near Toorak is Melbourne’s Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex. This casino is situated on the south bank of the Yarra River. The casino features games such as Blackjack, Craps, Pai Gow, Poker, Baccarat, and Roulette. It also offers several nightclubs, a Village Cinema complex, and multiple restaurants, fast food outlets, food courts, and retail shops. Melbourne offers many restaurants within walking distance of the city centre. Chinatown on Little Collins Street features Chinese food, as well as Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian, Japanese, and Vietnamese offerings. One unique restaurant in the city is the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. It features a 3 to 5 course meal that is served aboard a Melbourne tram, which travels South Melbourne, St Kilda, Malvernm and Prahran – while you dine. If you prefer to eat while stationary there is the renowned Orita’s which serves Japanese fusion cuisine. It is a stylish and modern place tucked away behind the arcade.
The nearest major airport to Toorak is Melbourne Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights and is 33 km (20 miles) from the Melbourne city centre. Another major airport in the area is Avalon Airport, offering domestic flights 61 km (38 miles) from the centre of town. Melbourne offers a public transportation system that consists of trams, trains, and buses. Toorak’s railway station is Heyington, on the Glen Waverley line. Toorak also offers several tram routes.