Indeed, it was not until 1830 that South Yarra came into being as a cozy retreat for the wealthiest people of the city, in search of some tranquility. A gentle atmosphere that remains intact today, despite the expansion of the city and neighborhood. Standing in front of the Prahran Market, with its facade from the last century, we become fully immersed in this noble ambiance. There's no time to waste in entering this gastronomic institution renowned throughout southern Australia, because just like its little neighbor Adelaide; Melbourne and its region are a foodie's paradise. The market stalls will quickly prove this to you, so powerfully will the scents of the various fruits and vegetables, combined with those in the flower market, capture your senses. And it's a feast for the eyes as well as for the taste buds in this place that's a popular location for hip young things; the perfect place for an Australian-style gastronomic afternoon. You can continue your excursion by heading up Chapel Street with its small colorful Victorian houses, in which boutiques from all around the world can be found, and stroll around the rustic neighborhood of Windsor. But walking the shopping streets of South Yarra is not easy. The proximity to the Royal Botanic Gardens will allow you to enjoy a relaxing break immersed in nature. With some provisions purchased at Prahran Market, a princely picnic awaits you in the middle of a lush natural setting, enhanced by the British tradition of gardening. Finish off this beautiful Australian day just as Australians have for generations now: with a dip in the ocean just a stone's throw from South Yarra. The perfect viewpoint for enjoying an antipodean sunset!